Archive for the ‘Formal Project Management’ Category

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 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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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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How project managers can avoid scope creep

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

One or two minor changes probably won’t have much of an impact on a project, but if the changes continue to pile up, the project can go way over budget and off schedule.

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How to manage multiple projects

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

As many companies seek to cut costs, it is increasingly common for PMs to be asked to take charge of several projects.

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What do employers look for in a project manager?

Monday, May 19th, 2014

After reviewing over 300 PM job listings, potential candidates will have a better idea of what qualifications companies are seeking in new hires. 

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Practicing constructive project negotiation

Monday, May 19th, 2014

With effective training, project managers will know what concrete actions to take during a negotiation that build principled, “win-win” agreements.

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