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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

The Importance of ICT for Project Management

Information and communications technology (ICT) plays a profound role in any business growth. It improves employee communication, automates many business operations, and enhances the transparency of your projects. That will enhance client and employee satisfaction, increase profits, and give you a chance to grow. Here is how ICT can boost your project management. 1. Better...

PM in Practice: Improving the Project Management Plan

Do you use a project management plan? The project management plan documents all the project management processes used to manage the project. Remember, the project management plan is not the project schedule. New project managers often confuse the project management plan with the project schedule. The project schedule is the list of tasks needed to...

5 Methods to Gain Project Schedule Buy-In

“Dear Elizabeth: I am working with a group of very knowledgeable subject matter experts. They have 15-20+ years of experience in the field, many of those years in our company. We cannot deliver our technology project without them. They are experts in the field, but they are really bad at forecasting time, work effort, and...

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