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Seven Tips to Stay Productive During the Winter

Enduring the cold winter months can be a drag, but we should remember to stay productive and motivated during this season because we’re setting the tone (and pace) for the rest of the year. Just like in a race, if you go too slowly, you’ll never get into a winning rhythm. Staying indoors more during...

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7 Essential Time Management Skills and Strategies

Get the right things done in less time. Check out these seven tips on time management....

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Why You Should Get Your Team to Challenge the Status Quo

Have you ever worked in an environment where the manager came across as controlling and shot down all the team’s great ideas? It simply wasn’t a priority to explore how the team could be working more effectively or inventively, or to increase teamwork and engagement levels. All that mattered was to get the current assignments...

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Advice for the First-Time IT Project Manager

Are you an IT professional who was just given the opportunity to move into a project management role? You’re not alone. In many organizations, this is the logical next step on the career path. While this transition from a purely technical role to a manager of a team/project can seem daunting, we’ve got a few...

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6 Essential Project Management Skills for Smoother Work

Years ago I was in Brazil managing the installation of a monitoring system for a large construction project. As I told the chief electrician how a piece of equipment was to be mounted, he raised his eyebrows and said: “You’re the boss.” I knew what was happening: Because I was the project manager, the chief...

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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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6 Ways to Improve Client Relations: Ingredients for Success and Happiness

“Cesar, we are not happy. We need to talk.” That’s what I heard once from a client when I was left alone with him after a meeting. Sometimes your clients will come out and tell you that they’re not satisfied with how you’re managing an agency project. Sometimes they’ll hint at it. Sometimes you can...

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The 4 Top IT Project Management Disasters of All Time

When the IT project you management gets tagged “Top Priority,” you gain higher visibility in your company. Congratulations, and . . .  gulp—right? Even in the most successfully planned projects, there’s always a hiccup. And these prove to be the best learning tools. Whatever you run in to, be glad you weren’t in charge of...

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How to Create a Highly Engaged and Motivated Team

Only three out of every 10 employees are fully engaged in their work, according to the Gallup organization’s State of the American Workplace: 2010-2012 report. Your team can do better than that! To help you create and achieve a highly engaged, motivated and productive team, here’s a list of tips on how to keep your team...

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21 Tips to Enhance Your Project Management Career

There’s a lot to know—and do—to be a top-performing project manager. You have to be well-organized, see the big picture, be detail-oriented, manage resources, lead teams, know how to use planning tools, win the trust of clients and bring projects in on time. To name a few skills and responsibilities. But if you practice one...

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7 Project Management Tips for Successful Project Delivery

As I dropped off my kids at the bus stop for their first day of the school, I thought about all the new experiences they would learn from in the new school year. My oldest will dissect his first frog while my youngest starts solving math problems with four digits. School provides the experiences, skills,...

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5 Tips to Get Organized for a Productive Fall

Ahh, September. Whether you’re sending kids back to school or just exchanging summer cotton for warm flannels, autumn is a great time to get organized, prepared and reinvigorated—at home and at work. On the work front, team projects always benefit from a fresh outlook and renewed enthusiasm. Project managers can take advantage of that great...

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