A common reason why meetings are unproductive is that the right people are not in the room to give input or make decisions. As a project manager, you must realize when this situation occurs and manage the conversation.
As you begin a project – after you work with your sponsor to develop the project charter – one of the next immediate steps is to identify your project stakeholders. Click to read more about how to create a stakeholder engagement plan.
Oh, the dreaded meeting – where there is lots of talking, little decision-making, and more questions than answers.
In this post, I share the secret sauce to planning a productive meeting so that no one ever dreads participating in them.
You find yourself assigned as the project manager for a new project. What do you do first?
The answer is not to start immediately planning.
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How did someone who majored in psychology and got her Masters in human resources become a project manager?
When you are a project manager, one of the most important things you can do is ask questions — good ones, stupid ones, complicated ones, ones you already know the answers to, and ones that you know do not have answers.
So here you are, a project manager. What does that exactly mean? What are your responsibilities? And what do you need to deliver to your stakeholders?
I’ve found myself answering these questions in two very different ways.
If you are interested in project management, and are looking for a simple, practical, and fun way to approach it, I hope that what I plan to share in this blog will spark your interest.