The Human Side of Projects: How to Avoid Becoming a Robot Project Manager

Posted on March 18th, 2015 · Posted in Communication, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management

Every project has two sides: the technical side and the human side. The technical side has to do with resources, equipment, and even suppliers. These are needed in order to effectively complete a project. There is also the “human” side. The “human” side relates to human intelligence, which is also..
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Why Project Managers Need to Be Great Communicators

Posted on November 14th, 2014 · Posted in Communication, Leadership, Management

There are many attributes project managers are expected to possess but none as critical as the ability to communicate to all stakeholders. Leaders’ inability to effectively communicate is known to break the tightest teams and derail the most promising projects. If project managers intend to bring their tasks to successful..
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The Basics of Six Sigma

Posted on October 16th, 2014 · Posted in Management, Project Management

For many organisations Six Sigma is simply a way of striving for near perfection in quality. Technically, Six Sigma is a data-driven, disciplined approach to eliminating deviations in any kind of business or industrial process. The original idea is to aim for a “six sigma” quality level, which is six..
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Are You A Pawn Or A Strategist: Keys To Project Leadership

Posted on October 8th, 2014 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management

Strategists are among out best known leaders. Through their vision, countries are established. From their focus on an organization bigger than themselves, they make a lasting impact. Clearly, a strategic mindset helps you make an impact in the world. You might think that strategy is an idea for generals and..
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How to Avoid Scope Creep Like the Plague

Posted on October 8th, 2014 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Time Management

What is “scope creep”? This is a term often used in the world of project management. It can create huge elements of risk, it can blow schedules, and it should be avoided at all costs. So what is scope creep exactly, and how should project managers and project teams avoid..
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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 Role of Project Management In Marketing

Posted on August 14th, 2014 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing, Project Management

Project management in marketing is not the same as project management elsewhere. Unlike, say, manufacturing, marketing is not a repetitive or “assembly line” process. Marketing involves many unforeseen occurrences and uncertain activities, as any experienced marketing professional knows all too well. Therefore, the purpose of marketing project management isn’t to..
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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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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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