All posts in 'Tips and Tricks'

5 Newbie Mistakes to Avoid With Your Company Brochure

Posted on August 12th, 2013 · Posted in Small Business, Tips and Tricks

How is your company brochure performing? Is it a marketing workhorse, tirelessly sending prospects to your website already convinced of your value and ready to convert? Or does it lack social grace and charm, positioning your company more as a Leisuresuit Larry of your industry? Your brochure may actually be..
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5 Reasons to use Agile for Developing Software

Posted on July 18th, 2013 · Posted in Agile, Project Management, Software, Tips and Tricks

Project management techniques all come with their own set of advantages and limitations. Some, like Agile, are sector specific. However, few are able to capture and answer the requirements of software developers like the Agile method does. Indeed, there is little doubt that this method creates a more efficient atmosphere..
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Tips for New Project Managers

Posted on July 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Small Business, Tips and Tricks

Project management – it’s all about task management and scheduling, right? Not so fast. There’s a reason why most project managers you meet are between 40 and 60 years old, with between 10 and 20 years of experience. Successful project management is an art form that requires a unique set..
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The Power of Team Dynamics

Posted on June 25th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Small Business, Tips and Tricks

Team Dynamics deals with all those underlying forces between the different people on a team that influences how a team operates. It can really make a difference on how a team reacts, behaves or performs. Ideally you want a highly cohesive and supportive team, working together to get the job..
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How Do You Get Team Members to Come Prepared for the Meeting?

Posted on June 19th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Tips and Tricks

The Problem: We’ve all attended meetings where participants were asked to read a document, do some research, or conduct some other “homework” prior to the meeting but very few people actually did it.  Obviously, the intent of assigning the pre-work is to ensure that all attendees are prepared which should..
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Are You Leading a Team…or Combing Spaghetti?

Posted on June 11th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Tips and Tricks

As a corporate trainer and leadership coach, I often consult with team leaders and executives who are at their whit’s end – completely frustrated with team members who seem to make their own rules, don’t deliver as promised, misunderstand or misinterpret tasks/requests, complain about unclear priorities, etc.  If that’s you,..
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Why are Lessons Learned so Important?

Posted on May 24th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Marketing, Team Management, Tips and Tricks

In today’s competitive business world, companies continually seek ways to improve performance throughout all areas.  This is especially true for project management.  Over the years we have seen organizations train more people in project management, require new hires to have or obtain the PMP certification, and conduct various seminars or..
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How Do You Help the Group Reach Consensus When They Simply Don’t Agree?

Posted on May 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Tips and Tricks

The Problem Do you ever feel that you’re herding a group of feisty cats instead of leading a meeting because your team members simply can’t agree? Well, take comfort in knowing that this common problem plagues most meeting facilitators at one point or another. Indeed, if your group is disagreeing..
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Project Management: 4 Tips for Managing Daily Tasks

Posted on May 21st, 2013 · Posted in Management, Software, Tips and Tricks

Professional project managers know that managing different tasks and multitasking is a daily occurrence. This may involve managing and multitasking projects, delegating tasks, problem solving, and even managing team member tasks and projects as well…or maybe a combination of all of the above. If a professional project manager isn’t organized,..
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The Successful Project Management Life Cycle

Posted on April 6th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Monitoring, Tips and Tricks, Training

Each project has its own life cycle. That life cycle consists of five different stages. However, depending on the project, those stages and the tasks that occur within those stages can vary depending on the customer requirements and specifications. Each of these stages requires careful planning, consideration, and measures that..
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