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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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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How to Improve Team Morale

Posted on April 30th, 2014 · Posted in Project Management

Managing a team comes with many responsibilities and considerations; often team morale isn’t a primary concern when there are deadlines to meet. However, morale influences a range of factors – including increasing engagement and productivity, decreasing turn over and absenteeism and attracting new talented employees, all of which help to..
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Can Meditation Help Project Managers and Entrepreneurs?

Posted on April 16th, 2014 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Management, Project Management

Do you ever reach that moment during your work day when you think, “give me ONE good reason not to quit…” It’s safe to say that we’ve all been there at one point or another. This just comes with the territory of working for a living. Even if you are..
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Project Management Can Be Like Pulling Tricks Out of a Hat

Posted on March 18th, 2014 · Posted in Management, Project Management, Risk Management

Professional project managers continuously think that others think they are magicians. Things, even the impossible, magically happen with the wave of a magic wand. But we all know this isn’t exactly the case. But if you have “project manager” in your job title, then to some that must mean you..
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What Project Managers and Entrepreneurs Can Learn from the 2014 Olympics

Posted on February 17th, 2014 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Management, Project Management

What do project managers, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and the 2014 Olympics all have in common? Before you say nothing, let’s give it some thought. What do professionals and athletes have in common? What does it take for them both to succeed? Motivation, drive, creativity, passion, and stamina. These are just..
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Are You Using Any of These Project Management Mobile Apps?

Posted on January 21st, 2014 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Small Business, Software

Our world and society become flooded with technology and media. Everybody knows this. And as a result, our world and society is now flooded with apps. There is an app for everything. Apps can do anything from serve as cat toys to monitor a plant’s health in your home to..
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Post-Mortem Meetings: They Don’t Have to Be Bad!

Posted on December 24th, 2013 · Posted in Meetings, Project Management, Small Business, Task Management

Professional project managers have all heard of post-mortem meetings. Some organizations work them into their workflows and project processes and others only hold meetings for high-level and high-risk projects. However, those project managers and organizations that incorporate them into their project processes typically dislike them. But why? Post-mortem meetings don’t..
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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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Shattering 5 Common Myths – Moving Towards Better Project Management

Posted on December 13th, 2013 · Posted in Project Management, Team Management, Workflow

If you’ve got a project on your hands, you will need to plan its development by organizing the resources at your disposal. You will also need to motivate these resources and control them, to develop the project successfully. What you basically need is successful project management from the ground up..
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