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Six Reasons You Need a PMO

Sunday, January 31, 2016, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

A Project Management Office (PMO) used to be a cutting edge concept for forward-thinking companies. Now it is an indispensable part in most organizations. PMOs help projects be more successful – and projects are how companies reach their goals and strategies. Here are six reasons you need a PMO. Consistent methodology The bane of many […]



Employee or Contractor? Don’t make an Expensive Mistake

Sunday, January 24, 2016, 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

Organizations have many options today when determining how to staff a project team. You can use existing employees, hire a new employee, use contract resources, or you may just decide to outsource all or portions of the project. These choices are the result of advances in communications and technology, as well as the desire of […]



Use These 3 Steps to Issues Management

Sunday, January 17, 2016, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Issues are large problems that are impeding the progress of the project. Issue Management is the process of identifying and resolving issues within a project. By quickly and efficiently managing issues, you can: Limit the effects of unforeseen events on the project Reduce the time spent administering project issues Greatly improve your chances of project […]



Be Effective with The Four Communication Basics

Sunday, January 10, 2016, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

There’s not one ‘best’ way to communicate with your project team but rather a number of different things you can do to communicate. That being said, there are some fundamental communication options that are applied on most projects. Before you get too sophisticated with your communication approach, make sure you are very effective with these […]



5 Tips for Managing multiple Projects

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Managing multiple projects at the same time is a way of life for most Project Managers. They must possess the skill to manage multiple projects. Managing multiple projects, while shifting your attention from 1 project to the next, and performing the tasks well are developed skills. Whether you manage 2 or more projects, your ability […]



Use These Five Steps to Communicate Effectively

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Communications management is the process by which formal messages are created, reviewed and communicated within a project. Clear, accurate and timely communication is critical to the success of any project, as miscommunication can result in increased project risk. If you communicate properly, the right stakeholders will receive the right information at the right time. This […]



Use These Four Tips to Boost Your PM Career

Sunday, December 27, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

You can work hard your entire career but not achieve the results you want. But by focusing your efforts in the right places, you can achieve outstanding results. Here are four valuable tips on how to do it. Always deliver the goods The easiest way to become successful is to “ride the wave” of your […]



4 Great Ways to Collaborate on Projects

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Team members should collaborate with each other to optimize the likelihood of project success. However, collaboration does not always come easily to today’s busy and in many cases virtual project teams. Collaboration connects tasks, files, and discussions so you save time coordinating teamwork, searching for information, and tracking work progress. Here are some tips to […]



Use These Four Steps to Show the Value of Training

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Many businesses struggle with whether they are getting their money’s worth sending employees to training classes. This question can be applied to project management training as well as any other type of business training. You know the cost side of training too well. But how do you tell what the business value is? The most […]



Learn How To Allocate Project Resources to Start the Year

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Portfolio management is a process that ensures the scarce resources of the organization are allocated to the most important work. There are two major components required to carry this out. First the executive team prioritizes projects based on which are most important. Second, the staffing managers ensure that the right resources are applied to execute […]