Project Management Blog

New Leaf’s “Herding Cats” game gets favorable reviews

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Jack Nevison facilitated New Leaf’s interactive game, “Herding Cats,” at PMI MassBay’s Professional Development Day on September 13, 2014. This half-day simulation asks several teams to apply project management principles to the random difficulties that can occur on a real project. Overall, participants found the game to be relevant and rated Jack an engaging speaker. […]

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How to say no to a project sponsor

Monday, June 9th, 2014

While some project changes are beneficial, others only generate scope creep, to the project’s detriment. It is nearly impossible to incorporate every change to a project and still deliver on time, within budget, and with the desired results.

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The consequences of unrealistic project goals

Monday, June 9th, 2014

A Gallup Business Journal study found that only 2.5 percent of companies complete 100 percent of their projects in a given year. 

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Leadership traits that stand the test of time

Monday, June 9th, 2014

In a field that depends on continual training and a nimble response to market demands, some characteristics of project management have proven staying power.

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How project managers can combat low office morale

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Low morale can lead to diminished communication and higher turnover, two things that can threaten the success of any project.

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How project managers can lead change

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

To successfully implement change, PMs must actively involve their teams in finding the new way forward.

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Time-management secrets for PMs

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Many project managers, especially those just starting out in the position, struggle with efficient time management. With proper training, PMs can reduce the stress of last-minute pushes and free up more hours in the week. 

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Three essential traits of great leaders

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Good leadership skills can help ensure that PMs get the most from their project teams.

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How project managers can improve their communication skills

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The Project Management Institute found that half of all project failures are caused by ineffective communication. 

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The personality traits of effective project managers

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Entrepreneur.com recently analyzed Lessons from the Top: The Search for America’s Best Business Leaders, by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. Based on their reading, the blog shared the traits that most inspire employees to trust and engage with a manager.

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