Archive for November, 2012

Project Management, Technology, and Networks of Today

Posted on November 30th, 2012 · Posted in Management, Project Management

Project management, the Internet, and your brain: three things that don’t seem to have anything in common…or do they? One thing is for certain, these three things are all intricately related…created and held together by a mass web of strings, lines of communication, and networks. Studies through the centuries and..
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Top Ten Tips to Motivate Your Project Team

Posted on November 29th, 2012 · Posted in Tips and Tricks

In difficult economic times it is really important to keep your project team motivated especially when budgets for bonuses and staff parties are not as large as they used to be. So here are some simple and effective tips to keep your team motivated… Get to know your project team. Take..
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Project Management Tactics For Your Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: It’s Never Too Early

Posted on November 27th, 2012 · Posted in Leadership, Management

about implementing project management tactics to your processes yet, right? Wrong. The truth is it’s never too early in a small business to start incorporating project management tactics and methodologies into your workflow and structure…even if it’s just you. When launching a start up, you’re probably in the process of..
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The Best Templates to Use in Project Management

Posted on November 20th, 2012 · Posted in Communication, Management, Training

As professional project managers, we probably work heavily with templates…either using them or creating them. Templates can be a series of Word files, Excel files, Powerpoint files, or even PDF files. Templates are most often used for expense reports, budgets, letters and emails, project instructions, and schedules…you name it. But..
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Useful Questions Project Managers Should Ask

Posted on November 16th, 2012 · Posted in Management, Risk, Risk Management

When projects are first assigned, or when hot leads then turn into contracted projects, there are some questions that project managers should analyze and ask themselves at the beginning of a project. This will help fully assess project specifications, identify risks, budget, resources, etc. and put together a plan of..
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Project Management Software: Using the Cloud

Posted on November 13th, 2012 · Posted in Management, Software

Have you ever heard someone say “we are moving to the ‘the cloud’”? What does this mean? In today’s digital age, project managers are hearing this more and more and are becoming more familiar with it. Some may have even implementing more cloud based project management software into organizations and..
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How to Ensure Risk Management Success

Posted on November 9th, 2012 · Posted in Management, Risk, Risk Management

We’ve talked many times before in this blog about projects and risk management. We’ve talked about identify and analyzing risks, the most common risks and the most common mistakes in risk management, the facets and categories of risk management, and even project management and risk management methodologies. So how do..
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Project Management and Communication

Posted on November 5th, 2012 · Posted in Management, Project Management

Most project managers would agree that one of the most important elements in projects and in project management as a whole is communication. The overall success and efficiency of a project is only as strong as the communication put into it. Much like communication is an important part of a..
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Necessity of Involvement of Top Management and Project Sponsors in the Project Management Process

Posted on November 4th, 2012 · Posted in Management, Project Management

The role of top management and project sponsors is absolutely vital for the success of any project. The project manager must ensure their active involvement in every stage of the project so that they can add real value to the project and seriously contribute for its success. Especially in all..
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Online Teams and Online Team Members

Posted on November 2nd, 2012 · Posted in Leadership, Time Management

With the development of Internet and mobile technology, more people prefer to work from home or telecommute. Number of online projects is fast growing and now almost all businesses in almost all industries make use of them. Especially, such projects are a frequent choice for start-ups with limited resources, but..
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