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Project Management Best Practices & Weekly Tips

5 Attributes Needed by Successful Project Managers

Project management, like most professional careers, requires practitioners to have some personal attributes to improve their success rates. These attributes far outweigh any single tool or management fad with a catchy name. Here are five qualities...

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6 Expectations of New Project Managers

Embarking on a new career can have its challenges.  When starting a new position, it's always good to know what is expected of you.  Knowing what is expected, avoids common mistakes and helps to advance careers.  Here are six...

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5 Tips for Using the Right PM Tools

Picking the right toolset, and then using these tools correctly for your work as a project manager is very important.  The tools you select and how you use them will either make your practices be more productive or bog you down.

Before there...

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7 Reasons to Become CAPMĀ® Certified Now

If you are an aspiring, new, or accidental project manager, a small investment in your career and certification can have a significant impact going forward.  While the PMP® certification can take a minimum of three years to earn, all you...

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3 Tips to Move an Organization to Change

Organizational change can be a difficult topic.  It is also an important topic, as many times, project managers work on projects that organizations are not prepared to receive.  Project managers may need to create organizational...

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5 Tips to Master Expectancy Theory to Improve Leadership

resource management May 31, 2020

Expectancy theory tells us that people are motivated to choose their actions by examining the result and expected outcomes of each behavior. In other words, people will gravitate toward the results they perceive as most desirable and use rational...

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4 Critical Terms for Determining a Risk Profile

risk management May 24, 2020

There are four key terms to consider to develop an organizational risk profile before writing your risk management plan.  Only three are in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition, and you need to read the entire Risk Management chapter to...

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4 Ways to Respect Your Client and Their Deliverables

Always foster good relationships with the client and the team, and remember that the client has the final acceptance of deliverables. If you are practicing Agile, the client will also be a part of the team. Here are four ways you can use to...

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5 Essential Items to Complete for Project Closeout

Project closing is a critical time for the project manager. For most projects, how the project manager is remembered is shaped by what happens at this point. Wise project managers know that a successful project closure creates opportunities for...

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5 Steps to Improve Project Management Maturity

Not all organizations can afford a full or certified project maturity assessment, such as PMMM or OPM3.  But using elementary quality tools that are easy to learn and may already be in use, any organization can improve its project management...

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