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Here are Six Ways to Communicate Project Status

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Most of us still create some variation of a paper status report to communicate progress on our project. I remember when these reports were printed on paper. An old manager of mine once asked me to review a large binder of paper status reports and tell him if there was anything interesting that he should […]



Use These Two Great Techniques to Help You Plan Your Projects

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Small projects often don’t require much knowledge of project management or much project management discipline. But as a project gets larger, formal processes and techniques become essential. The bigger and more complex a project gets, the more you need formal processes and techniques to effectively manage the work. It is important to clearly articulate your […]



Learning the Art of Team Building Through Fun and Exciting Games

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Team Building has always been in focus for organizations. No HR professional can afford to lose sight of team building that contributes to the success of any organization no matter how big or small it might be. Whether it is a small business of 10-15 people or a huge Corporation of thousands of workers, any […]



Portfolio Management

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

While project managers are focused on “getting the project done right” Portfolio Managers must focus on “getting the right projects done”. This places the role of the Portfolio Manager in a very key position that helps drive strategy in an organization. So how does the Portfolio Manager accomplish this? Develop a process for prioritizing all […]



You Need to Collect Metrics. Here are Two Approaches

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

There are two approaches for organizations looking to start collecting metrics. One is a formal, structured approach and one is an unstructured “let’s just do it” approach. The Structured Approach One way to get a metrics program started is to get a set of key stakeholders together and go through a planning exercise. This takes […]



Worried about Chaotic, Disorderly and Mismanaged Projects? Time to Implement Project Controls

Monday, April 9, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Saving money and time while planning and executing a project is essential for growth and survival. Project controls consist of information gathering, management and methodical processes that are used to predict, comprehend and influence cost and time outcomes of a program or project constructively. This is accomplished by communicating information in ways that assist effective […]



Here is Why the Initiating Phase is so Important

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

It might seem that once a project makes it through the approval process it is ready to start. This is not the case. There is one more step that has to happen before a project can actually start. In portfolio management this is the “authorization” process. In project management it is “initiation“. On the surface […]



Five Things You Need to Know About Action Items

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

An action item is an ad-hoc work activity that requires follow-up execution. By their nature, action items normally cannot be planned for in advance. They arise on an as-needed basis during meetings or as a by-product of working on something else. There is no Knowledge Area in the PMBOK® Guide for managing action items, but […]



Use These Eight Elements Within Your Procurement Plan

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

There are many documents used in the procurement process. The Procurement Plan is a part of the overall Project Management Plan. The document describes how items will be procured during the project and the approach you will use to manage vendors on the project. Specific areas of the Plan include: Purpose Briefly describe the purpose […]



8 Team Management Hacks you need to know

Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

As the manager of a team, you have a lot on your plate. You will be juggling several different tasks; a good manager never stops learning and developing their skills. Your job is to ensure that your team is making your vision a reality through their work, and there are some key ways to help […]



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