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Why Aren’t More Women Taking the Lead in Project Management?

Women make up around a third of the project management population — a figure that hasn’t changed a great deal over the last few years — and they also continue to be largely absent from leadership roles in major projects. As the 2018 Major Project Association gender balance report pointed out, “Whilst companies may be...

Why All Entrepreneurs Should Have Project Management Skills

Not every project manager is an entrepreneur, but all entrepreneurs need to be project managers if they want their business to succeed. Whether it’s developing a new product or securing investment, where the process involves a series of steps, it should be managed like any other project. Although many elements of project management apply to...

8 Things That Happen As A Result Of True Leadership

If a team is to function properly It requires quality leadership. It’s not uncommon to have development groups, sports teams, or corporations fail because they lack strong leadership. Here we’ll look at eight things that happen as a result of true leadership. 1. Improved Team Focus It’s very common that a group has the skills...

4 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing OKRs

These days, many business leaders are laser-focused on goals. Organizations don’t just want to have broad goals that only top-level personnel are aware of — they want to set, track, and measure goals across the entire company. That’s where the concept of Objectives and Key Results (or OKRs) comes into play.  OKRs are a goal-setting...

6 Helpful Tips for Managing International Projects

“Dear Elizabeth: Can you help me with starting right on an international project? I will be responsible for the delivery of 3 projects in Australia and New Zealand. I have a formal project management certification, but managing projects with international teams is new to me. Any tips?” The principles of managing projects with international teams...

How Leaders Can Develop Great Remote Management Skills

Remote work is growing in popularity, but succeeding as a remote manager isn’t the same thing as being able to manage remote workers effectively. Unfortunately, managers who lead partially- or fully-remote teams — but who don’t have remote work experience of their own — may not understand what employees need to be successful in these...

Top 4 Leadership Qualities You Need to Know

While there may seem to be people who are “born leaders,” it is certainly possible to learn the qualities of a successful leader. These leadership qualities can help everyone, whether they are managers or just simply working on a team and collaborating with others. You can be a successful leader by paying attention and being...

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...

Ask A PM: I Have a New Hire – How Do I Make Our Relationship Work?

“Dear Elizabeth: I have a new hire starting on the team, a junior project manager. How can I make our new relationship work? I want to give her meaningful tasks, but I’m personally drowning in work, and I need someone to take some of the burden.” First: Congratulations! It sounds as if you’ve had a...

What Does a Project Manager Do? How Project Managers Keep Business Moving

Whether you’re looking for a career change or you’ve been tasked with hiring a competent PM, project managers are an integral part of the modern-day office. Indeed, having the right one (or several) in place can mean the difference between completing projects on time, under budget, and with purpose as opposed to aimlessly playing whack-a-mole...

5 Resource Planning Tips for Project Managers

Anyone that manages a team knows that organization and an efficient workflow are critical to effectively allocating your talent, meeting deadlines, and getting everything done on time and under budget. The problem is that most employees and team members spend much of their time in meetings, answering emails, and getting stuck on various other distractions...

Team Building Activities to Enhance Your Company Culture

Team building activities can be an enjoyable part of workplace culture. They can also build meaningful bonds that help teams excel even more in their collaborative projects. Here are some ideas that can help you grow your company culture with group activities. Mixing Fun and Purpose Since the goal of team building activities is to...

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