How you spend the last few hours of your work week just may have the biggest impact on your success! Here are some tips to help you (and your teams) get organized and stay focused as you wrap up the week.
In the work environment, I have found that using very simple functions in Outlook help to keep me on track, which in turn ensures that others stay on track, as well. Check out this post, which outlines the five things I do to keep myself organized in Outlook.
There are many different ways to measure the success of a project, and as it turns out, some are a bit easier to manage than others. You will definitely look more credible if you come to the table talking about measurement, so ask yourself these questions to help create an effective measurement plan.
The project sponsor is one of the most important stakeholders you will have on any given project. If you do not have a leader talking the talk and really walking the walk – outwardly supporting the change, its goals, its potential outcomes, new processes and systems, etc. – people will not get on board.
The start of a new year is a good time to think about what project management processes and tools you have in place for each of your projects, and whether you need to start, stop, continue, and/or tweak them to ensure that 2016 is as efficient and effective as it can be. Read on to see how you should plan this important team pulse check!
Listening is an art, and few people have mastered it. By listening to what your team members and project stakeholders have to say, you will be able to better ask thoughtful questions and use the information you gain to be a better project manager.
It may sound easy, but facilitating a conversation successfully takes a lot of time and practice. Check out the six things that I have learned through my years as a project manager about the art of facilitation.
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?