How to Run a Better Project: A Communication Tool For Project Managers

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Whether you’re a PMI certified project manager working to spearhead several large-scale projects, or a manager balancing a critical project while still doing your day job, you know the importance of communication.

Frontline Festival: Best Practices in Project Management and Project Planning

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on project management and planning. We’ve been doing a lot of work with project managers and their teams in our corporate work as well as speaking at a number of Project Management Institute conferences and […].

Top Project Management Challenges

Strategy Driven

Did you know that organizations lose $109 million for every $1 billion invested in projects and programs? Ask any project manager, and you’ll hear that one of the top problems that they face is a high tolerance for failure.

How to Be a Successful Project Manager

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Six Reasons Even the Best Project Managers Fail

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The project is mission critical, and complicated with lots of moving parts across departments. You’ve assigned your rock star, PMI certified project manager to shepherd the process and the project is way behind schedule.

How Agile Project Management Can Improve Your B2B Business

Strategy Driven

Agile project management can seem to be complex and daunting to undertake but it doesn’t need to be. As such, agile management can be extremely beneficial for B2B businesses. Agile management will take project management one step further.

Improving Project Productivity

Kevin Eikenberry

While I’m not going to give you the encyclopedic solution to the challenge of getting more of the right work done on projects more effectively and getting projects completed on time, I am going to share of few insights that I and my team have been […].

Five Tips to Recruit and Manage a Global Project Team

Strategy Driven

Once recruited, how do you effectively manage an international team? For example, if you’re hiring for a project management position, you might prioritize the PMP certification over a resume. Have you ever managed a global team?

Picasso and Project Management

Strategy Driven

So what does any of this have to do with Project Management? The common theme from the above is with projects themselves. Just like art, there are projects that have major impacts on society, like the Sistine Chapel (Pyramids, Moon landings, etc.). While other types of projects are more the paint by numbers type. Projects (and Project Managers) also have many different ways to reach the end goal.

The Most Important Thing You Manage isn’t Projects or People

Leadership Freak

The most important thing you manage is your… Continue reading → Personal Growth Taking others higher Time management Values mission & vision Innovation Leadership Development Priorities Time ManagementSomeone or something is controlling your attention. Often it’s not you. Maybe it’s an email alert or a buzzing cell phone. Distracted leaders live inconsequential lives.

How Project Management Apps Are Fostering Remote Working

Strategy Driven

The inter-connectivity of computers worldwide and the advent of project management apps and time-tracking software has made this possible. The internet has made it possible for managers to recruit workers at an affordable rate.

What’s Missing in Project Management Training

Kevin Eikenberry

The truth is there is probably as much training available on project management as there is on any leadership topic or skill I could ever write about here. Change Leadership Empowerment Leadership Leadership Communication Learning project management projects

Project Management – What is Critical Chain?

Strategy Driven

Successful project managers know that the success of their project hinges on the development of a solid plan, the diverse consideration of integration challenges, and the right evaluation of resources. You just finished reading Project Management - What is Critical Chain? !

Project Management 101: The Stages of Project Management

Women on Business

I remember when I picked up my first project management book. I was working as a low-level retail manager and thought it would be helpful. However, I was determined to not only find the resources to help me plan and execute a project, but also, decode what was written in the book. And it took me about three years, along with a metric ton of research, reading, and trial and error, but I finally managed to get the basics down. What Is a Project?

A Novel about Project Management

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Managing projects effectively

Lead on Purpose

In general, a project is defined as an activity or endeavor that has a definite start and end date, and is done to achieve certain goals or objectives. The common stages of a project include Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Completion. A project is also run by a project manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day execution of tasks, and is often appointed by the project owner or sponsor. Define Project Scale and Scope.

A Simple Project that Nudges Managers to Notice Others.

Leadership Freak

The shift from focusing on yourself to noticing others is essential to successful management. A managers performance is elevating the performance of others.… … Continue reading → Coaching Managing Servant-leadership Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational successSystems and processes are essential, but people get things done.

Project Management Best Practice 11 – Project Performance Executive Dashboards

Strategy Driven

Most managers would acknowledge that the use of efficient metrics is a key component to the successful planning, tracking, and execution of projects. Although the definition of those efficient metrics can be relatively easy when the project is small in schedule and resource size, the task can be much more challenging when considering the proper tracking metrics for a larger project. Project Management Warning Flag 5 – Fast Tracking Everything.

Complimentary Resource – Emerging Trends in Project Management

Strategy Driven

Emerging Trends in Project Management. Implementing project management soft skills into your projects will become increasingly important over the next several years; opening your mind to these emerging trends will open your door to new opportunities.

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Mobile, Native Apps and Project Management Software – What’s the Connection?

Strategy Driven

In the project management arena, it’s been established that projects are better carried out by teams, and teams nowadays can be dispersed geographically, hence, the growing prevalence of cloud-based project management software to keep these teams connected.

Ten Ways To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic.

Project Management Best Practice 10 – Communication Plans

Strategy Driven

Projects represent change and change requires communication. You just finished reading Project Management Best Practice 10 - Communication Plans ! The post Project Management Best Practice 10 – Communication Plans appeared first on StrategyDriven.

Have a Big Project? Start Here

Kevin Eikenberry

There is much written about (and worth learning about) project planning and goal achievement. You can learn many strategies and approaches to help your projects be successful and your goals be reached.

Project Management: Science? Art? Common Sense?

QAspire

I recently heard someone saying, “ Project management is just science. ” “Do I agree?” Here is what I think: Project management is both science and art, but it is the art of project management that makes great project managers. It is science because there are essential processes and elements that make up project management (e.g. part of the project, aligning standard methods to the purpose is all about common sense.

Will this project manager make a good people manager?

Lead Change Blog

Sam’s team just delivered a complex project on-time, on-budget, and with impeccable quality. His company is eying him for promotion, because they want him to “rub off” on other project managers, whose results aren’t as stellar. In theory, a good project manager can become a good [.] Author information Leigh Steere Co-founder, Managing People Better, LLC—a management research firm/think tank.

Rein in Runaway Projects

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One of the biggest barriers to any project?’s The key to managing that is to stay in control. In writing, set out … Continue reading → Management process improvement project management ’s success is ?scope scope creep?? – changing requirements that come without corresponding budget and deadline adjustments. First, define objectives.

Quoted on Mentoring at Project Manager website

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” The post Quoted on Mentoring at Project Manager website appeared first on Mary Schaefer, coach, trainer, and speaker helping individuals and organizations be more empowered and engaged through what makes us human. Even a Coach Needs a Coach.

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The Mental Game of Project Management: Simple Tips to Set Your Team and Project Up for Success

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Mental Game of Project Management: Simple Tips to Set Your Team and Project Up for Success appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Lou Russell project management projects teleseminars Maybe I’ve always known it, but it continues to become clearer to me with each passing week and month. Getting better at anything starts mentally – with our mindset, beliefs and values.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Professional Development Projecting Professionalism

How to Bag the Best Acting Projects

Strategy Driven

You just finished reading How to Bag the Best Acting Projects ! The post How to Bag the Best Acting Projects appeared first on StrategyDriven. Professional Development business management Practices for Professionals professional development strategydriven

Project Management – Implementation Productivity

Strategy Driven

Projects introduce new products and services, processes, applications, and standards to the organization. You just finished reading Project Management - Implementation Productivity ! Premium Project Management implementation productivity post go-live productivity strategydrivenRegardless of the change, individuals within the organization will not possess the same level of familiarity and proficiency with these new item(s) as they had with those already existing.

Sportsfolio Management: What Project Executives Can Learn From the Draft

Crossderry Blog

The result is well-reasoned, yet approachable opinions and projections of football drafts, rosters, and of course, game performance. Filed under: PMO Tagged: Differentiation , NFL Draft , Patriots , Portfolio Management , Project Management , Strategy , Valuation. PMO Differentiation NFL Draft Patriots Portfolio Management Project Management Strategy Valuation

Better Leadership + Business Skills = Better Projects

Crossderry Blog

What drives project success? Research has consistently shown that it’s having an effective project manager. Results from PM College’s latest research, “ Project Manager Skills Benchmark 2015 ,” confirms this, showing that organizations with highly skilled project managers get significantly better project results. Project managers at high skill levels outperform those with project managers at low skill levels – almost 50% better.

Find Your Best Project Leaders

Crossderry Blog

Any competency improvement plan starts with identifying what the “truly competent” project or program manager looks like for the particular organization. And there is strong evidence for that intuition: it’s in our Building Project Manager Competency white paper ( request here ). My experience with such programs is that PMO and talent management groups approach the process in a way that muddles cause and effect.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Projecting Professionalism

Project Management Best Practice 6 – A+ Players

Strategy Driven

In fact, some projects are so important that board members and company officers literally bet the company’s very existence on the successful outcome of the initiative.

Is It Time to Change the Definition of Project Success?

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Five Leadership Styles for Successful Project Management

Lead on Purpose

What makes Project Managers successful? But there’s one thing that the best, most valued Project Managers have in common. They understand that using a single management style in every situation won’t get results. If your servers go down and you’re losing $1,000 a minute, you need a take-charge project leader who tells people exactly what to do to fix the problem. All great managers know how to deploy this style convincingly when a situation calls for it.

Project Management for the Rest of Us—Getting Started

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Is there any “science” in project management?

Crossderry Blog

Project management as profession” remains a fraught subject (initial post here , survey here , survey results here ). Furthermore, I believe that because project management is essentially a social science — i.e., a discipline about human action — we will have persistent trouble in trying to settle debates with evidence and experimentation.