In order to better evaluate a career in project management consulting, one should first step back and understand the different types of PM consultant roles. In this second installment in a series of three, we discuss the pros and cons of the firm-based project management consultant--and how they can enhance an organization's strategy.
Project management skills are a valuable commodity, are you sharing the wealth? How can use your own project management ability to add real value? One expert shares a personal story of self discovery.
Project management develops a strong skill set in communication, organization, planning, goal setting and leadership. All of these can be applied to help individuals and organizations improve the way they operate and approach challenges.
Is the vision millennials have of ideal employment truly unique to their generation? What can an organization do to attract and retain them? Creating an organization that is friendly to volunteers may be the answer.
Saving the world is a heavy undertaking. That's probably why many of us leave it to the superheroes of cartoon and screen to take on. Or the men and women of the armed forces, taking on the impossible while wearing blue berets. Whatever your preferred form of superhero, real or imagined, it probably isn't you. But maybe it's time to go get a cape...
Want to volunteer but not sure how you’ll fit it in? There’s more time in your project schedule than you think. Stop thinking about philanthropic activities as “extra” and start thinking of them as valuable team-building events.
To enhance your management and leadership skills as a nonprofit project manager, take the time to understand the reasons that can affect a person's volunteer behavior--or cause dissatisfaction and disillusionment--before assigning volunteers project work.
For project managers, helping others with your expertise can be a very rewarding experience--and you don't need 20 years of experience to have an impact. Here are five top reasons for helping others by using your PM skills.
Many organizations encourage and support philanthropy, but how do you maximize the benefit? Corporate models that go beyond just sponsorship may form the basis of something more substantial that PMs and their teams can get involved with.
What beats giving money to charity and non-profit organizations? How about giving your time? Many non-profit organizations lack the funds needed to hire qualified PM professionals yet need help across the project management landscape. You can answer that need by volunteering your time to causes that are important to you.
Whether you're a consultant starting with a new client or a company looking to outsource, this agreement will make sure everyone is on the same page going into your next project.
This confidentiality agreement covers basic non-disclosure between you and a third party.
What is your company's criminal history policy? Do you even have one? Stay safe using this sample.
Stop conflicts before they start using this questionnaire designed to raise red flags with your employees' relationship to the company.
Use this outline to help build a successful alignment and allocation of your team for your project and its initiatives.
Nobody means to discriminate, but are you sure that your policies are in line with legal definitions of discrimination? Take this quick quiz and find out.
This Telephone Reference Check Template will help you checking references in a consistent way, asking the same questions of each former employer/reference so that you have comparative data to work with at the end of the process.
Looking for a training tool that will evaluate as well as guide you? Here's an example of how to define and analyze basic job competency for a relationship mangement specialist.
Your employees spend a lot of time online, but what exactly are they doing on the Internet all day? It is wise to have a policy to outline what is expected of their Internet use.
Whether you're a part of the gantthead Leadership Interest Group or not, this self-assessment will help you evaluate your skills--and find areas for improvement.
Communication is a vital tool that any candidate for employment must demonstrate. Use these questions and suggestions to help evaluate candidates' written and oral communication skills.
With every offer letter, there's a horde of rejections to be made. Make it easier on yourself using this sample letter.
How to keep performace appraisals fair and consistent, in 10 easy steps.
Use this agenda and the included tips to make your training meeting and presentation go off without a hitch.
If you decide that you're going to offer flex time to your employees, make sure you take care of the paperwork first. Flex time shouldn't mean "come and go as you please."