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4 Warning Signs a Project is Failing communications management people project integration management May 22, 2022

Projects fail for a lot of reasons, so it's a good idea for the project manager to be aware of what is happening on the project.   Things may even be perfect - no variance and all goals met - but management may decide to kill the project or there may be other hidden problems.  Here...

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4 Ways to Build Project Management Competency people project integration management resource management May 15, 2022

I frequently receive questions such as how do I get started as a project manager and how do I learn more about project management.  It takes time to learn.  You will also need to learn not just best practices but the practices your organization already employs.

This post is not about...

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6 Tips for Improving Virtual Team Communication communications management people technical May 08, 2022

With the move to more remote work, this is a good time to think about improving virtual team communication.  Fortunately, I've been working with remote teams since the 1970s, so have learned a few important lessons along the way.  Communication, for some, is difficult face-to-face and...

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4 Critical Topics for Project Charters project integration management technical May 01, 2022

A project charter is a document that initiates a project.  While some project management standards suggest specific formats and topics, real projects often use other documents in place of a project charter.  These may be contracts, statements of work, memoranda of understanding, or...

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The Importance of Change Management business project integration management scope management Apr 24, 2022

To start this week's topic, let's look at a definition of change management. According to the PMBOK Guide - 7th Edition, "Change management, or enablement, is a comprehensive, cyclic, and structured approach for transitioning individuals, groups, and organizations from a current state to a future...

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3 Ways for Project Managers to Create the Perfect Home Office people project integration management Apr 17, 2022

Working from home comes with some fantastic benefits. One is the ability to customize your office so it best fits your needs. Studies suggest that by 2028 at least 73% of departments will have remote positions. Everyone from project managers to consultants like the PPC Group...

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5 Tips for IT Project Managers people project integration management Apr 10, 2022

Last week we looked at tips for construction project managers.  While project management remains the same across industries (with the exception of some terminology), project managers in different industries will face different issues and challenges.  This week, let's examine 5 tips...

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5 Tips for Construction Project Managers people project integration management technical Apr 03, 2022

Managing any construction project can be time-consuming and stressful.  There are a lot of disciplines and people involved, even in smaller projects, and there is always pressure to finish on time.  So here are five tips specifically aimed at those new to construction projects.

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Your Project Management Career is a Journey business people project integration management technical Mar 27, 2022

Your project management career is a journey, not a destination. If you treat it as such, you are more likely to succeed. So rather than rush to get a certification, take the time to learn and absorb the knowledge. Here are some reasons why you should look at it this way.

Project Management Takes...

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5 Tips to Improve Collaboration people project integration management Mar 20, 2022

On the surface, collaboration is deceptively simple.  It is about actively working together, usually toward a common goal.  But true collaboration is not just about discussion and work.  It is about actively contributing solutions that help to achieve that shared or common goal. So...

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5 Tips to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence people resource management Mar 13, 2022

Emotional intelligence (aka EQ) is recognizing, comprehending, and responding to our own emotions. As with leadership, there is much debate over whether EQ is learned or occurs naturally. But despite the controversy, project leaders need to develop and expand their EQ.

Why is EQ important for...

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5 Project Management Trends in 2022 business project integration management Mar 06, 2022

The pandemic is winding down, and war in Eastern Europe is ramping up, creating a lot of uncertainty for 2022. But some project management trends are now coming into focus and will continue throughout the year. Here are five trends to watch for as the year continues to unfold.

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