All posts in 'Communication'

Misconceptions Everyone Has About Project Managers

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 · Posted in Agile, Communication, Management

An analysis of why project managers tend to look like a modern day version of a dictator, and what can be done to change that. Are project managers 2014 versions of Adolf Hitler? (Photo courtesy of Ibbarkingmad via Pinterest) The thought of a project manager could probably elicit images of..
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The Starter Project: Where New Project Professionals Get Their Start

Posted on July 24th, 2014 · Posted in Communication, Management, Small Business

Getting started as a project manager is challenging. If you don’t have experience, how can you obtain PMP certification let alone a project manager role? And how do you get experience if you cannot land a project management role? Fortunately, you can solve the experience dilemma. You simply apply the..
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7 No-Hassle Tricks in Managing an Agile Team

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 · Posted in Agile, Communication, Education, Leadership, Management, Project Management

It has been said that behind every successful agile team is a good team manager. A manager, who not only performs within his functions but also goes the extra mile for his team members without leaving anyone behind, is one of the keys. If you are a manager who thinks..
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How to Handle a Social Media Team

Posted on June 5th, 2014 · Posted in Communication, Management, Task Management, Workflow

Working with a team is a tricky business. It is more daunting when you are managing a social media team which exclusively works online. It’s a balancing act keeping up with a team which members work in different times with diverse tasks, establishing their careers at home and making sure..
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The Only 3 Principles in Managing Your Team

Posted on May 20th, 2014 · Posted in Agile, Communication, Education, Task Management, Workflow

Evolution and progress, leaps and bounds, technology and increase awareness, nothing and everything, all has changed the way people think and work. It has changed the world’s working ethos and truth be told, also miserable when it comes to managing your everything-know-how and sometimes totally virtual team. By 2016, it..
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3 Fool Proof Tips for Setting and Managing Project Expectations

Posted on May 13th, 2014 · Posted in Communication, Management, Risk Management, Small Business

You get assigned a project, or maybe as a small business owner you need to delegate or assign a project to a team member. You’ve spoken to the client, maybe on numerous occasions already, and you’ve got what they want and what they are expecting down. Now you know you..
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The Best Means of Communication when Managing a Team Based in Different Locations

Posted on February 28th, 2014 · Posted in Communication, Management

Often in modern business a project team consists of individuals from a range of locations, especially if you’re part of an international company. A key aspect of both managing a team well and a project running smoothly is effective communication, which can be challenging when the team is scattered across..
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How Do You Facilitate a Large Group Effectively?

Posted on May 30th, 2013 · Posted in Communication, Leadership, Management

The Problem: Maybe you’ve been asked to lead a session with 20, 30, 40 attendees and though…yikes!!! Facilitating a large group certainly poses its unique challenges. This is certainly not the time to “wing it.”  With careful preparation and planning, large groups can be facilitated quite effectively. Consider these suggestions…...
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Project Management Personalities

Posted on May 16th, 2013 · Posted in Communication, Leadership, Management, Team Management

As a professional project manager, how would you describe your personality, or the personalities of your fellow project managers? A few of the common characteristics include detail-oriented, organized, diligent, focused, enthusiastic, or a good problem-solver. Regardless of what industry or what type of organization professional project managers may be affiliated..
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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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