Archive for the ‘Informal Project Management’ Category

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 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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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 to manage social media use in the office

Monday, May 19th, 2014

According to a recent report by international finance firm Proskauer Rose LLP, 81 percent of managers report that they “foresee the misuse of social media by employees becoming more of an issue in the future.”

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Three tips for managing employee conflict

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Team strife can lower both morale and efficiency. 

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Why great managers embrace their anger

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Effective managers know how express—and make good use of—a full range of emotions. 

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New group seeks to add more female managers

Monday, May 5th, 2014

A new group, known as the “30% Club,” has announced its intention to nearly double the number of female board members acting for American companies.

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How to respond to an employee’s loss of motivation

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

When dealing with a decrease in an employee’s motivation, don’t make assumptions—but do take the time to discover the cause.

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What project managers can learn from the hit series Game of Thrones

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

This blog takes a look at some of the different project management styles exemplified in the popular series, Game of Thrones.

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Common pitfalls for project managers to avoid

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Project managers can follow these four steps to make sure their projects are completed on time and under budget.

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