Project Managers Find Job Purpose

Posted on June 11th, 2014 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Tips and Tricks

Everyone has a job. Well, unless you are one of those fortunate individuals who don’t have to work or choose to be a stay-at-home parent (except being a parent is probably the hardest job of all!) most individuals have a job. However, if you take the majority of working individuals,..
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Stop Micromanaging, Start Building a Team

Posted on June 10th, 2014 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Project Management

One of those people most employees aren’t particularly fond of is the leader who micromanages. And the not-too-shocking truth is, sometimes, micromanagers just can’t help themselves, and that their exasperating, growth-stunting behavior has nothing to do with employee performance. As published by HBR, it’s more about the bosses’ “level of..
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The Key to Developing Highly Productive and Agile People

Posted on June 9th, 2014 · Posted in Agile, Leadership, Management, Task Management, Tips and Tricks

According to Agile Innovation written by Jean Loup-Richet, an agile project management involves accomplished individuals from the appropriate business, with supplier and customer input. Agile techniques are best used in small-scale projects or on essentials of a broader agenda of work, or on projects that are too multifaceted for the..
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A Psychoanalytic Approach to Managing Your Team

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 · Posted in Agile, Leadership, Management, Risk Management

Have you ever had a team member that gets all emotional on you displaying anger, admiration and stress? How about a team member who takes criticism as appreciation?  Have you ever had a member of staff that eagerly aims for perfection? Perhaps, these situations are oddly familiar to you. Sigmund..
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Language: The True Leadership Element

Posted on January 14th, 2014 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management

When we think about leadership, what do we think of? We might think of management, responsibility, a mentor, working with and encouraging others, or even working within a team. But there is a difference between “leadership” and “management”, isn’t there? When we think about leadership, we should also think about..
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The Importance of Negotiation Tactics in Project Management

Posted on December 18th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership

Negotiation tactics play a key role in just about every project, whether it’s a small project or a large one. The exact role that negotiations play in a project may vary from project to project, but the importance stays the same. Negotiating from a project manager’s point of view is..
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Why Project Managers Are Late to the Show

Posted on December 18th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Project Management, Task Management

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Project managers have a great deal of responsibility, and are often pulled in several directions all at once, as well as wear multiple hats on any given project on any given day. Having multiple responsibilities on a number of projects, and..
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5 Trends that Project Managers Hate

Posted on December 11th, 2013 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Project Management, Small Business

At the core of project management are planning, organizing and controlling various elements. The goal is obviously the success of the project. The project may be a product, a specific result or a service aimed to be rendered. Various aspects involved in project management require foresight and the acknowledgement of..
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How will the government benefit by putting its project management out to tender?

Posted on December 6th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Management

The government announced in November 2013 that it was putting a huge project management framework out to tender, after many delays. The tender has faced ten months of set-backs but was finally announced as being worth up to £750 million to consultants. This is all well and good but how..
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The Power of Brainstorming

Posted on October 24th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Meetings, Project Management, Risk

Identifying project risk, performing risk management planning, and analyzing and responding to risk are all crucial areas when kicking off a new project. Regardless of how complex or straight forward a project may seem, there are always risks. It’s important for a project manager to think of how best to..
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