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Remember These Five Items When Closing Your Project

Sunday, January 4, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Just as it is important to formally kick off a project, it is also important to successfully close the project. The value of having a planned project termination is in leveraging all of the information and experience gathered throughout the project. This is true whether the project was a success or not. When the project […]

Use These Two Techniques to Help You Plan Your Projects

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

One aspect of defining the project is to define the organization structure and the roles and responsibilities of all the major participants. The typical roles and responsibilities can be defined ahead of time for your organization and then reused as appropriate from project to project. Work on the Project Charter, Schedule and Budget Simultaneously There […]

Five Steps To Follow When Starting a Project

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Every time you’re given a new project, you first start with a process of initiating and planning. There are additional things to consider to ensure you start the project off right. Many teams struggle understanding how best to initiate and plan a project. Templates help identify project objectives, scope, risks, assumptions, constraints, milestones and more. […]

10 Reasons Why Projects Fail The Worst

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Various studies show that many projects either fail outright or fail to meet most of their objectives. Projects are frequently built using a strategy that almost guarantees failure. There are a variety of reasons why projects fail. The good news is that they are often within your control. So read on, to learn the top […]

Use a Staffing Strategy to Guide Staffing Decisions

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

Projects acquire resources within the context of a company’s staffing approach. But have you ever thought about how an organization makes staffing decisions? Some companies tend to make decisions on a case-by-case basis. These companies make staffing decisions based on what makes sense for their particular situation or for a particular team. If everyone makes […]

Are You a Micro Manager, Macro Manager or Situational Manager?

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:00 AM | Leave Comment

One of the common responsibilities of all managers is the management of people and the management of work (if you don’t do either, you are not really a manager). All managers need to have timely, relevant and accurate information so that they can manage their people and work effectively. The trick is to know how […]

How to Get Recognition for your Projects

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

Do you feel that you don’t get the reward and recognition you deserve? It may be that you’re so focused on your projects that you haven’t had a chance to tell others about the value you’re providing. To be seen as a successful Project Manager, you need to boost your personal brand so that others […]

5 Steps Project Manager Needs To Reduce Project Stress

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

Most project teams become stressed at some point. How you manage this stress will directly effect your ability to deliver the project on time and within budget. We all know what stress is. It is the thing that makes your hair turn grey and your frowns appear more often then smiles. It is natural that […]

5 Reasons Why You Need To Use Project Templates

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

Most Project Managers have old documents lying around, that they refer to when starting new projects. But it takes time to sift through it all to find what you need, only then to have to rewrite it all for your new project. That’s where templates come in useful. The question is quite often asked: “Why […]

Have Virtue Of Humility To Be Successful Project Manager

Monday, November 3, 2014, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

Project Managers, having humility in their behavior, are most likely to be successful. Some folks, in general, are born with this virtue. Others may try to achieve it through formal training and practice. Humility is a dramatically more powerful and effective way of leading as against authoritarian power. Folks with humility are sometimes known as […]