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8 Unique Project Management Tips for Tech Teams

Tech teams are comprised of creative individuals, each with their own ideas on how things should work. A good project manager should allow team members to express their creativity, but also keep them focused on the main goal at the same time. The PM is the team member who brings all the creative forces together....

Ask A PM: How Do I Run an Effective Kick-Off Meeting?

“Dear Elizabeth: I ran a kick-off meeting for my project, and it was a disaster. I tried to do the detailed planning, but the group wouldn’t focus, and no one seemed to share the same view about what the project was going to deliver. The experience has put me off running kick-off meetings in the...

How to Manage Global Projects Successfully?

With the increase in cloud-based platforms and web-enabled devices such as smartphones and laptops, remote collaboration has become more than just an option. Both freelancers and corporate teams collaborate on a plethora of projects and daily work-related activities constantly. According to Business 2 Community, 93% of organizations report using standardized, traditional project management practices, while...

Uniting the Multigenerational Workforce

Employers understand the importance of diversity in the workforce and with many organizations now employing five or six generations of employees, they have ready access to a diverse pool of mature and emerging talent that can bring enormous benefits to the business. However, this can also create challenges. How do employers motivate and engage multiple...

Five Ways to Identify Your Personal Strengths and Apply Them to Project Work

Does your job leverage your natural strengths? If you’re doing work that doesn’t tap into your greatest strengths, your performance and motivation will suffer along with your career. In contrast, when you’re aligned with your talents and interests, you gain a wellspring of confidence and expertise, and you do great work with a sense of...

How to Deal with a Disconnect Between Teams

I once worked as a business development manager for a startup. As someone who was responsible for new projects, I was very much client facing and interacted with many different departments to ensure project success. One of these departments was the software development team. The developers spoke a different language. Whenever we had conversations, they...

Ask a PM: How to Manage Dependencies and Assess Risks

Dear Elizabeth: The project I am working on is quite complex. Our work overlaps with that of other teams, plus there are a few things in the business that might have an impact on what we are doing. Some of these dependencies might have significant impacts on the project. How do you recommend managing dependencies...

Remote Work Requires a Change in Mindset

Working in a remote team is different to working with the same people in an office environment. It requires a change in how you think about work and how you think about sharing your work with other people....

How to Be a Great Leader

Here’s an interesting problem in today's business world: One of the most indispensable skills for career advancement as well as for delivering successful projects is rarely taught at the university level....

The Five Truths of Project Leadership

Many people believe that leadership is positional—it’s tied to the person that’s calling the shots. In reality, leadership on most projects and programs is informal. Project team members each have the opportunity to exert leadership during the course of the project...

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