How to Be a Better Project Manager (or just run better projects)

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t let these common project management mistakes. Every week we talk with deeply committed, human-centered project managers frustrated with their lack of influence. They yearn to be a better project manager, but something’s not quite clicking.

The cursed legacy of Microsoft Project

Strategy Driven

The idea of having a project management tool completely separated from your processes and task management is, or should be, a thing of the past. There are still thousands of companies using MS Project and other, similar tools for their project planning.

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Overcome the Great Resignation: How Great Leaders Put People Before Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

As the pandemic and uncertainty persist, we invite you to consider putting people before projects. We’re not saying people instead of projects. It’s people, then projects. As you get to know people, learn about their people, pets, and projects.

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

Let's Grow Leaders

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. The post How to Run a Better Project: A Communication Tool For Project Managers appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Project Management Winning Well PMI certification project management project managers

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

The Awesome Human Project

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Awesome Human Project appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. The title of this post certainly sounds optimistic. And perhaps it makes you feel a bit cynical. Awesome” might feel like quite a stretch from where you are and how you are feeling now.

Use These Strategies for Better Project Management

Strategy Driven

Every project manager has preferred tools and methods for completing an assignment. As you sit down to start your first, tenth, or even eightieth project, take the time to evaluate the system you use and look for areas to improve. Do other teams depend on the project?

5 Mistakes that Will Derail Your Credibility as a Project Manager

Let's Grow Leaders

Whether you’re a professional PMI certified project manager or juggling projects on top of your day job, you know your credibility matters — a lot. The post 5 Mistakes that Will Derail Your Credibility as a Project Manager appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Project Management project management project manager stakeholder

The Most Important Thing to Do When a Project is Finished – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

When you finish a project, what is the first thing you think about doing? There are many reasons to do any or all of these, but in the video below, I’m sharing THE MOST IMPORTANT thing that you should do after you finish any project. […].

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 […]. The post Frontline Festival: Best Practices in Project Management and Project Planning appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

5 Tragic Mistakes that Will Derail Your Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects, where groups work together to address real business problems, can provide an immediate ROI that more than pays for your training investment. The post 5 Tragic Mistakes that Will Derail Your Action Learning Projects appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Career & Learning training action learning project leadership development

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

3 Ways To Properly Manage A Construction Project

Strategy Driven

By nature, construction projects have a lot of moving parts, especially when it’s a large one. No matter the size, you’ll need to make sure you know how to properly manage a construction project. How To Properly Manage A Construction Project: 3 Tips To Use.

Project Management: How to Hold the Best Accountability Conversations

Let's Grow Leaders

Project management isn’t for the faint of heart. You’re pressured from above to produce results and from below to cultivate relationships with your project teams. The post Project Management: How to Hold the Best Accountability Conversations appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Communication Winning Well accountability conversations project managementAnd in between, you’ve got scope creep, stakeholder politics, and vaguely supported contingency plans.

Six Reasons Even the Best Project Managers Fail

Let's Grow Leaders

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. Project Management Winning Well PMI certification project managersShe’s frustrated, you’re one missed deadline away from frantic, […].

Balance your Workload on High-Visible Projects

Career Advancement

She was striving to increase her visibility by taking on high-profile projects. She’d taken on two new projects that made up nearly half of her workload. You definitely don’t want to sacrifice your performance in your current job to your high-profile projects.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Project Power

Joseph Lalonde

Project Power is a unique Netflix original movie. The premise is that a drug is being manufactured and distributed that gives users superpowers for 5 minutes. The catch? You don’t know what your superpower will be. Your power could be incredible, or it could be deadly.

How to Excel in a Partnership Project

Strategy Driven

Working within one’s own company might seem easy and comforting as you know the scheme of systems, however, the real task starts when you have to work within a partnership project. Time management is very crucial when you work with different partners on a project.

It’s Time to Focus on Projects, Not Ideas

Leading Blog

W E get distracted from what matters to us by our personal projects. Charlie Gilkey says in Start Finishing that a project is “anything that takes time, energy, and attention to complete.” We don’t want to do any more projects.

Crypto Project Registration in Estonia

Strategy Driven

Why Open a Legal Crypto Project Registration in Estonia? How Long Will It Take to Register a Crypto Project in Estonia? What Organizational / Legal Things to Consider Before Even Starting a Crypto Project in Estonia? Why Is It So Easy to Do Crypto Projects in Estonia?

New Book: Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook

Eric Jacobson

Newest in the series is the HBR Project Management Handbook. Nieto-Rodriguez defines projects as : Limited in time; they have a start and an end. If you are a project manager , “This book will help you better understand project fundamentals.

Building Transparency into AI Projects

Harvard Business Review

As AI becomes ever more embedded in people’s lives, effective communication with stakeholders can define a product’s success — or failure. Business ethics AI and machine learning Business and society Technology and analytics Automation Digital Article

Top 6 Tips for Project Management Success

Strategy Driven

Whether you are managing a multi-million dollar project or overseeing tasks for a small startup, being a project manager can be a stressful and challenging role. Fortunately, by following a few tips and implementing a few best practices, you can manage your project to success.

How To Improve Quality in Construction/Building Projects

Strategy Driven

With so many construction and DIY projects on the go, there has been a lot of discussion as to the prevalence of cowboy builders and how you can ensure that your project stands the best chance of success. The right project management apps and software.

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 [.] Maybe he can teach them a trick or two? Author information Leigh Steere Co-founder, Managing People Better, LLC—a management research firm/think tank. Professional kettle-stirrer. Writer.

How To Test Your Latest Business Project

Strategy Driven

Therefore, it is essential that you test your business project carefully before taking it any further. Using a third-party company to test your project is a great way to see if your latest business project is viable.

How to execute an office relocation project?

Strategy Driven

The office relocation project is one of the major projects undertaken. You can’t control such a huge project if you don’t plan well ahead of time.

Three Most Common Traps In Project Management

Eric Jacobson

In Susanne Madsen’s book, The Power Of Project Leadership , she recommends that you do not fall prey to these three most common traps in project management: Managing tasks, events and processes at the expense of leading people.

Don’t Fall Off Track With Your Current Project

Strategy Driven

It does not matter whether you have ten team members or you have 50, you have to make sure that the project remains on the right track so that you can achieve your objects on-team and on budget. Clear and effective communication is at the core of every project today.

7 Questions You Should Ask When You Launch a New Project

Let's Grow Leaders

I’m launching a new project that will significantly propel the LGL mission of growing leaders with the confidence and humility to make a deeper impact on the world. ” And so today, I offer 7 questions to ask before you launch any significant project. 7 Questions You Should Ask Before You Launch a New Project. Why is this project vital? How does this project integrate with other work underway? So, Karin, what’s the project?

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects are one of the very best forms of leadership development. If you have no idea what an action learning project is, Wikipedia actually does a pretty good job of describing it. Having been involved with hundreds of action learning projects over the years, I’ve seen amazing, breakthrough work and also colossal train wrecks. Lack of Project Sponsorship. Action learning projects give participants exposure to executives.

Improving Your Team’s Lean Project Management

Strategy Driven

At its core, lean project management is about delivering greater value while minimizing waste. If your goal is to improve your team’s lean project management, resulting in greater efficiency and productivity, you need to take a number of key steps.

KidPower 2015 Earth Day Project – Coaching Kids to Lead

Lead Change Blog

This month, COI is undertaking an ambitious Earth Day project titled, KidPower2015 Earth Day Project , with the goal of encouraging COI kids to be leaders in the movement to protect the Earth for future generations. COI kids will be participating in this joint project with fourth graders at Hollywood Central Elementary School and the children at the Light of Future School #1 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The classroom served as the project’s “proving grounds.”

The Nickname Project

Leadership Freak

Nurse Alice Tittle said Claudia Alta Taylor was, “… as pretty as a lady bird.” At two years old, Claudia became, “Lady Bird.” (NYT) NYT) Claudia became the First Lady of the United States… Continue reading → Encouragement Strengths Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development Organizational Development

[New Technique] Convert A1 Conversations into Consulting Firm Projects

David A Fields

However, you could be pouring your time and energy into bushels of conversations and still not be finding consulting projects. The post [New Technique] Convert A1 Conversations into Consulting Firm Projects appeared first on David A.

Top 5 Responses When Your Consulting Firm Loses a Project

David A Fields

Is there a best way to respond to a prospect when they tell you they won’t be awarding your consulting firm a project? Losing a project is frustrating. The post Top 5 Responses When Your Consulting Firm Loses a Project appeared first on David A.

What Wickipedia Can’t Tell You About Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects are one of the very best forms of leadership development. If you have no idea what an action learning project is, Wickipedia actually does a pretty good job of describing it. Having been involved with hundreds of action learning projects over the years, I’ve seen amazing, breakthrough work and also colossol train wrecks. Lack of Project Sponsorship. Action learning projects give participants exposure to executives.

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 […]. The post Improving Project Productivity appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development project execution project management

Steps and Tips for Proper Project Planning

Lead Change Blog

The ability to properly plan and complete projects can be an extremely intricate, complicated [.]. Leadership Development Project planning Team productivity Teamwork Work PerformancePosted in Leadership Development We have all heard the age old 7 P’s about the effects proper planning has on your performance. While the phrase may be a bit brash, it is completely accurate. Poor planning is one of the top reasons most businesses fail.

Getting The Right Talent: Eight Benefits Of Building An Effective Project Team

Tanveer Naseer

Business success depends not only on strategy, planning, and capital investment. A carefully selected team of employees and well-functioning business processes play a leading role. Every leader’s dream is to create a mechanism that works like a Swiss watch and requires minimal intervention.

Restarting Stalled Projects, Guaranteed

Leadership Freak

Every reason projects stall comes back to one, lack of urgency. Who’s responsible: Save time, energy, and resources by settling the question of responsibility for derailed projects, quickly. Failure Leading Managing Marks of leaders Meetings and agendas Motivation Questions Taking others higher Teams inadequate resources Leadership Development Management managing projects meeting schedule Meetings personal conversations public meetings

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.

Lead Change Book Project Summer 2011

Lead Change Blog

Projects book project character-based leadership fight the resistance lead changeThese are times to make a raucous noise. These are times to stand up and proclaim what it is you believe. It is time for us to come together in unison and to offer up better ways that can change the world. Such a noble goal is part of the inspiration for all of us [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.