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8 Time Management Tips for Project Managers project integration management schedule management Aug 16, 2020

Project management can be a demanding role.  Use these time management tips to manage time more effectively, from day-to-day and month-to-month.

  1. Know When You are Most Productive. The first step in effectively managing time is to know when you are the most productive.  This time is...
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8 Best Practices for Managing Smaller Projects project integration management Aug 09, 2020

I often get asked whether project management best practices used for large projects are applicable to smaller projects. This fundamental question is one that all project managers must face when managing small projects. Utilizing the best practices on a small project can be done without creating...

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5 Tips to Improve Executive Presentations communications management Aug 02, 2020

Before the era of PowerPoint, presentations were given with flip charts. A vice president of a prominent fortune 100 company was providing a quarterly sales update presentation to the CEO, the senior executives, and the Board.  Unfortunately, this VP was simply reading the flip charts. ...

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5 Tips to Avoid Common Scheduling Issues schedule management Jul 26, 2020

One of the most challenging tasks for project managers is creating a schedule. Any number of dependencies need consideration – logical progressions of work, resource availability, client or sponsor delivery demands, team preferences, and more.  Here are five tips for getting the best...

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7 Stress Management Techniques for Project Managers resource management Jul 19, 2020

Stress, burnout, and physical exhaustion impact project managers at one time or another. You need to believe that you can get a handle on what stresses you, and diffuse this stress in ways that maintain your physical and emotional health.  Pressure may be a part of life, but it is essential...

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5 Critical Elements for More Effective Project Management communications management project integration management resource management scope management Jul 12, 2020

Julia couldn't be more frustrated! There were less than three months to finish the project, and yet everything was going wrong. And to top it all, the budget to complete the work was nearly exhausted.

Julia's problem boils down to ineffective project management. She may have failed to complete...

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5 Attributes Needed by Successful Project Managers project integration management Jul 04, 2020

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 needed for focusing your project management...

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6 Expectations of New Project Managers project integration management Jun 28, 2020

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 expectations managers generally have for new project...

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5 Tips for Using the Right PM Tools project integration management Jun 21, 2020

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 were many online software tools, I used a book...

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7 Reasons to Become CAPMĀ® Certified Now ethics project integration management Jun 14, 2020

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 need to be eligible to take the CAPM exam is a...

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3 Tips to Move an Organization to Change project integration management Jun 07, 2020

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 change, but the organization believes "if it ain't...

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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 thinking in decision-making.  Use these tips...

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