How to Change Behavior

Change is really the only thing you can depend on – change in technology, in process, in leadership, in strategy, in priorities. Shifting behavior in support of those changes is easier said than done. Check out what questions I suggest you ask yourself and your stakeholders to help incite behavior change.

Managing Your and Others’ To Do Lists

I find myself surrounded by lists — to do lists, grocery lists, packing lists, invite lists. As my to do lists get longer and longer, I sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed — not knowing where to start and/or not feeling like I have made a dent in anything. Read on to learn about my very basic steps to developing and managing your lists!

Defining Your Role as the Project Manager

More than once, I have sat down with project or workstream leaders, ready to talk about what they need to do to get the project from start to finish, and the team member stares at me blankly and expects me to know all of the answers. Here are some tips you can use to clarify your role as the project manager and make sure everyone is clear on who owns what.

Getting Things Done with Busy Schedules

Ever run into scheduling issues? If you said no, then tell me your secret! While you cannot eliminate people’s busy schedules, there are ways to set expectations with your team and hold them accountable to participate in necessary meetings. And it is your job to make sure these meetings are productive.

Facilitating a Lessons Learned Session

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A lessons learned session is a must-do at the end of most projects. There is really nothing better than voicing the good, the bad, and the ugly about a given project for everyone to hear, acknowledge, understand, and take action on. Otherwise, innovations and successes will be forgotten and mistakes will be repeated.