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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

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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...

Tips for Managing a Project Budget More Effectively

Being put in charge of the money end of a project is a big responsibility. Done well, you could help to find major success for your team and to save everyone a lot of heartache, headache and, well, money. Done badly, you can single-handedly derail the whole thing. It’s pretty evident then that it’s an...

Top 5 Tips for Implementing OKRs on Your Team

I’ve always been a productive person, but coming up with long-term, meaningful goals has never been my strong suit. So whenever New Years would come around, I always felt like my resolutions were typical and easy to forget after two months: Improve my Japanese speaking skills… Learn how to be a better Strategic Planner…  Over...

Why Modern Businesses Choose Private Cloud Providers

We stand witness to the mass migration of businesses to the cloud – in early stages, it represented a competitive advantage, while now it has become almost mandatory for businesses that strive for growth. Be that as it may, one of the unyielding benefits of cloud technology is its accessibility. This feature is what allows...

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...

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...

Enhancing Productivity for Project Managers in the New Year

In the New Year, businesses are eager to dive into new tasks and goals. Project managers are the first in line to have a full understanding of the intentions of the company going forward. It’s their job to take the companies’ new challenges and get them accomplished in the best way to achieve the desired...

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...

Stop, Drop and Roll: Ways to Prevent and Cure Employee Burnout

In a competitive marketplace, businesses depend on high levels of productivity from their employees. There are orders to fill and deadlines to meet. However, your employees are human beings who can only work at a fast pace for so long. If the demands of the workplace become overwhelming, your staff will begin to show the...

Welcome to 2020: A New Year and Fresh Start

The start of a new year is just that — a new start! It’s a chance to try something new, re-tailor and rework all your previous goals, plans, and activities. I hope your celebrations were filled with family, festivities, and food but now it’s time to get back to work. Think about how your last...

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...

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