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Illustrated graphic of a man working at a desk in a home office with icons listed for money, time, mail, and more. As a profession, project management is in a constant state of evolution. The future of project management is being shaped by these 5 factors:
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Five Factors Shaping The Future Of Project Management

As a profession, project management is in a constant state of evolution, with advances in technology, approaches, and techniques putting project managers under enormous pressure to stay abreast of new developments as they emerge. So, what does the future of project management look like? Certainly, COVID-19 has made it difficult to predict what lies in

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The First 3 Steps to Enacting Meaningful Change

Have you ever been in a meeting where someone uttered the phrase, “but we’ve always done it this way,” as if that somehow makes it okay? Yeah, me too.  And if I’m being completely honest, that moment often perfectly illustrates the point that we need to do better. To shake off the dust and cobwebs...

Managing Remote Employees: 5 Tactics to Ensure Success

The dawn of virtual leadership is upon us, driven by the global COVID-19 crisis and supported by the constant innovation in business technology. Whether you were forced to send your employees home during the pandemic or if you’ve decided to lead a decentralized workforce because you realize the benefits of remote work, though, there is...

What is a Scrum Master? Why They’re Vital to Project Success

Businesses are constantly working to refine their workflows and improve profitability. Unfortunately, business practices throughout the whole of a company are rarely transparent. It’s common for delays and mistakes to occur, and with today’s fast-moving markets, it’s also possible for products to be outdated before they even ship.  In order to streamline workflows and create...

Productive PM: 5 Practical Systems to Get More Done

Practical systems have made me a more productive Project Manager. I used to worry about tools that helped with my workload, ironically. Did they diminish my role? Should I be thinking more on my feet? I’ve come to understand that systems are the foundation of successful individuals. They squeeze more tasks into each day. Systems...

5 Project Management Skills all Leaders Should Master to Ensure Project Success

The art and science of project management are constantly changing and evolving with new industry trends. Even though many of the tried and tested methods and practices will prevail in 2020 and the years to come, you as a project management expert need to stay on top of the latest trends in your field and...

5 Ways to Improve Your Start-up’s Project Management

The concept of start-ups is a rage, as witnessed in the last few years. People are becoming more risk-friendly and bearing the flags of an entrepreneur. However, even with a group of innovative designers, engineers, marketers, and salespeople, 90 percent of start-ups fail miserably and end up shutting down their enterprises, as per reports by Forbes....

How to Translate Leadership Stress into Performance Improvement

A client checking in with me for a coaching call described his morning’s activities as follows: “I started my day by firing a long-standing employee for an ethical violation. Then I made a final decision on a strategic hire for our sales team. After extending the offer, I met with the senior management group and convinced...

How OKRs Can Help Project Teams Get Up to Speed After Lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to transform their operations during the first six months of 2020, with lockdowns and social distancing rules driving a massive shift from centralized office working to remote working, affecting teams across all departments and putting many projects on hold. Moving into the second half of the year, the pressure is...

The 6 Key Elements of Effective Business Projects

In the early stages of a project, there is often a certain task, assignment, or end goal the company, team, or business is looking to achieve. Whether it’s to increase the sales of a certain product or service, enhance the efficiency within the company’s operations, or analyze a company’s corporate finances, there are lots of...

How Did Project Management Skills Prepare Us for the New Normal?

“Reopening schools” has been the buzz phrase in the news recently and much of the rhetoric has revolved around economic impact, the safety of students, and the potential for increased Coronavirus outbreaks.  But what’s really behind something that seems to be such a simple project — reopening classroom doors? Let’s take, for example, a contained...

Adept Leadership: How Continuous Growth and Development Cultivates Productivity

Change is an inescapable reality. Perhaps there’s no other entity that can genuinely attest to this than a business. Sometimes, change comes from within, in one’s attempt to improve. At other times, it’s external, in the form of new market preferences, competitor landscape, or government regulations.  Today, the change is wrapped in a crisis. The...

Ask a PM: A Guide to Action Log Tasks and Activities

“Dear Elizabeth: What would constitute an action for the log versus a task in the project plan schedule? I don’t know where to put my tasks, and it’s confusing to have them in two places.” This is actually a pretty common question; I’d say it comes up at least once a month! So, first: know...

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