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Ask a Project Manager: How Do I Raise My Team’s Morale?

Dear Elizabeth: I’m managing a small team of technical professionals and, not to put too fine a point on it, but, none of us are appreciated for what we do. How do I make my team feel appreciated?...

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Ask a Project Manager: My Client Missed Their Deadline…Again!

How do you keep a project on-track when your client keeps missing their deadlines? PM expert Elizabeth Harrin offers her tips for keeping clients in-check (without being a jerk)....

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Project Management Trends: 2018 Topics to Watch

From the rise of digital project management to the impact of emotional intelligence on PM careers, Elizabeth Harrin predicts the top project management trends and topics to watch for in 2018....

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Ask a Project Manager: How to Find an International PM Job

Dear Elizabeth: I have been working in project management across several industries for several years – although not formally as a ‘Project Manager’. My spouse (a soon-to-be-retired Army Officer) and I are going through the formal PMP® training now to complete the test by January. We would love to explore some NGO or other overseas...

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Ask a Project Manager: How Can I Be More Productive?

PM expert Elizabeth Harrin answers the question: "How can I be more productive when working on a project or task? It feels like I’m spending so much time just staying on top of things.”...

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Ask a Project Manager: Should I Go Freelance?

In this month's column, a reader seeking flexibility asks about the freelance lifestyle. PM expert (and freelance consultant) Elizabeth Harrin weighs in....

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Ask a Project Manager: My Boss Doesn’t Get Me

"My boss wants a lot of work done, and he’s put me in the project management role. But I don’t think he really understands what a project manager does." PM expert Elizabeth Harrin offers her advice for educating your boss and gaining buy-in....

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Remote Project Management: Low-Stress Ways to Keep Your Team on Track

As working remotely becomes more common, project managers need to learn new skills for keeping their team motivated and on track. PM expert Elizabeth Harrin offers her tips....

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Ask a Project Manager: School vs The Real World

Dear Elizabeth: I am a new project manager in my first internship. I’m out of my depth and overwhelmed with the new jargon. In particular, what I’m finding is that my work environment isn’t exactly like the theory I learned on my project management degree course. What tips do you have for me?...

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Advice for Project Managers: Good Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Remember: interviews are two-way conversations. You need to "interview" the company to find out if this is a place you'd like to work. Use these questions to help you find the right boss, culture, and job during your project manager interviews....

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5 Time Tracking Myths Debunked

No value, employee burnout, waste of time. Project management expert Elizabeth Harrin has heard it all before. But, timesheets aren't as painful as they used to be, she argues. In this post, Harrin breaks down the...

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Advice for Project Managers: How do I measure the success (or failure) of my projects?

“Dear Elizabeth: I want to get better at measuring the success (or failure) of my projects. What project management metrics should I be focusing on? And how can I use these metrics to improve project performance?” OK. I don’t mean to start off by being controversial, but you’re asking the wrong person. It’s your project...

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