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10 Killer Interview Questions for Project Managers on the Job Hunt

Your dream company has invited you to interview for a project management job. They’ve asked you their questions, and now it’s your turn to find out whether the company is a good fit for you. Asking the right questions can give you an accurate glimpse of what it will really be like to work for...

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5 Techniques That Will Get You Promoted As a Project Manager

No one wants to stand still in a career. The benefits of getting promoted at work are considerable and well understood. Many of us strive to be recognized for the work we do, and for a number of reasons, including: Climbing the corporate ladder Increased income The prestige of a new office Improved capacity to...

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How to Start an Internet of Things (IoT) Project Team

“For a project manager . . .  the impact of the IoT is similar to the advent of the touch screen.” —Pete St. Pierre, president of IoT industry group IPSO Alliance and IoT product manager at Oracle. If the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a grand opportunity for project managers (and especially for IT project...

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Raising the Profile of Project Management in Your Organization

Project managers know that good project management practices help organizations achieve better results with tighter cost control and a stronger focus on managing risk. In business terms, project management helps you deliver more with less. You know that. But do people higher up the organization understand it in the same way? The role of project...

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3 of the Longest Construction Projects in History

Think your project is taking foreeever? On this Friday after tax day, we breathe deeply and dig into the vaults of history for some perspective. And guess what—we found some projects that really did take for-freakin’-ever. Historical, unfathomable, magnificent. These monuments were built with no project management software. No Gantt charts, scheduling methodologies or scrum...

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5 “Game of Thrones” Lessons for Project Managers

Winter is coming, ladies and gentlemen. Winter is coming! In just a few short days, the twisted plots, betrayals, and subterfuge across the Seven Kingdoms will unfold in the fifth Game of Thrones season. If you’re a fellow GoT fan, you’re well aware of the political and strategic anglings that make the show so addictive....

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How Do Project Managers Use Agile? A Software Advice Report

Is Agile project management really the new wave of how organizations will manage their projects? There’s no doubt that Agile is being heralded as a more effective way for teams across industries to manage fast-moving projects. But digging deeper into this reality is a recent survey conducted by Software Advice that asked project managers about...

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4 Ways to Be a More Responsive and Less Reactive Project Manager

One of the best things about my job is that I travel around the world working with project managers. This has taught me something: Managing projects is not the easiest way to make a living. Project managers easily get caught up in the demands of the team, senior managers, stakeholders, the customer—and then find it...

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3 Reasons Why Your Timesheet Can Get You a Promotion

Most project managers are obsessed with data. They need to be, in order to drive their projects successfully and make accurate schedules and delivery dates. Data can be collected in different ways, but project managers often rely on their project contributors to submit their timesheets, which provide the data they hold so dear. The problem...

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4 Tips to Get Promoted As a Project Manager

The first questions I ask project managers who listen to my podcast and connect with me by email is this: When it comes to your career in project management, what are your desires, pains and needs? After communicating with hundreds of project management professionals, the answers often seem to gravitate around this one common topic:...

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How to Transition From Project Manager to Project Leader

Many project managers—and especially those with a technical background—have a predominantly rational and analytical way of thinking. They are good at analyzing facts, calculating duration, coordinating activities and making logical decisions. They are task-oriented and their strength is in executing someone else’s vision—rather than defining it. Being logical and task-oriented is important, but issues arise...

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7 Things Project Managers Should Do Every Day

Being a project manager is a big job. You’re the one team members and stakeholders turn to for day-to-day decision-making, direction, and issue resolution. There’s a lot you have to know and be accountable for. How do you keep on top of it all? Here are seven actions to focus on every day–cover these and...

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