All posts in 'Management'

How to build strong working relationships with people you may never meet.

Posted on June 7th, 2018 · Posted in Communication, Management, Meetings

A modern office doesn’t reside between four walls. Modern offices are expansive, abstract entities that span the globe. Most project managers are going to be working with people that they’re never going to meet. People from other countries and cultures — people with other values and goals. How can you..
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What it takes to be a Dynamic Female Leader in Business

Posted on June 5th, 2018 · Posted in Communication, Leadership, Management

Which characteristics do the most powerful and successful women in business all have in common?  What sets the likes of Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Helen Clark apart? Whether it is ownership all or a combination of these enigmatic traits, it takes something special to rise to ‘Leader’ status on..
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The Four C’s to Maintaining Customer Relationships

Posted on May 25th, 2018 · Posted in Agile, Communication, Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Small Business

There are a number of realms to project management: risk management and response, budget management, leadership, talent and resource recruiting, resource management, communication, task management and organization, just to name a few. However, an additional area of project that doesn’t get much attention is customer and account relationships, which can..
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How Project Management Can Help You This Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 11th, 2018 · Posted in Communication, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management

We’ve talked a lot about balancing a personal and professional life, particularly as a project manager and/or entrepreneur. For those professionals with a family, marriage or long-term relationship, you know how hard it can be to balance both. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, project managers and entrepreneurs who..
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Making the Most of Managing Your Business in the Age of Cloud Software

Posted on February 2nd, 2016 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Software

People management is no walk in the park. People have personalities, conflicts, and often act in unpredictable ways, but the greatest leaders in history were all able to manage their people in ways that merged each team member’s skills into a greater whole. Many methods have been developed to make..
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Help! My Project is Falling off the Rails

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 · Posted in Management, Project Management, Tips and Tricks

It’s all too common a tale. Your project was going well then something happened… a vendor let you down with a delivery date, there were problems around commissioning or testing, or the end product, whatever it is, simply does not work. This bump in the road may not always be..
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7 Tips on How to Deal with a Failing Project

Posted on November 20th, 2015 · Posted in Agile, Leadership, Management, Tips and Tricks

Everyone faces failure in their lives. It doesn’t matter how good you are at what you do, no project manager has ever gone through their career without seeing a project fail. It’s devastating, and you always wonder how it could have happened. To help you prevent this and save a..
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Small Business Project Management Tips to Keep You Sane

Posted on October 21st, 2015 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management, Task Management, Team Management

Professional project managers and even small business entrepreneurs know that running or starting a new business, client account or project can be nothing short of crazy. There are a lot of factors, risks, and specifications to take note of and consider, not to mention plan a marketing strategy, risk response..
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Cultivating a Robust Organization: 5 Stages of the Innovation Process

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Project Management, Software

Most business leaders recognize the value of innovation. In a study from consulting firm Accenture, 93 percent of executives surveyed said that their organization’s long-term success depends on developing new ideas. However, only 18 percent of leaders believed their company’s innovation efforts delivered a competitive advantage, despite an increase in..
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How Project Managers Maintain Their Mental Health

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 · Posted in Communication, Leadership, Management, Project Management

It’s no secret that project management comes with its challenging and stressful days. From putting out fires to problem-solving to a phone that never seems to stop ringing, it’s a wonder some project managers keep from tearing through the hallways screaming. The truth is, project management isn’t always as easy..
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