Project managers must often develop a social media policy—and make decisions about the tools that will be used to digitally communicate and share project-related content. Here is some guidance for PMs to consider when developing a social media strategy.
A development program or project in trouble is distinct from a program encountering typical development difficulties. A program or project with this problem can appear to be in free fall. This webinar will provide insight and guidance for a wide range of listeners, from students of business to top executives. Every member of a project or product development team will find its recommendations to be valuable.
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A team may work on multiple and overlapping projects. The estimated time and the manner to accomplish the projects may be planned and monitored as cumulative man-hours. This worksheet template is used to determine man-hour capacity for the months ahead, and record accomplishment of past months. Use in conjunction with the article Man-Hour Capacity Planning.
This record and tracker is designed to provide a snapshot view of every team member's booked leave for the duration of a project. This is beneficial when scheduling a project as well as when you need to check the availability and remaining leave of team members. In practice, a copy of this can be mailed to the team member for their records, apart from holding a master copy in the cloud or on a central network drive.
In projects or an operations-based environment, it is crucial to be able to plan the effort required for any task. The nature, volume and complexity (in short, uncertainty) of tasks will keep changing forever. This generic LOE estimation model is highly accurate and can be customized for any kind of setup.
Use this checklist to help ensure that new PMs joining your team are set up with the best possible chance of success. Some of these items will be completed prior to the new PM joining, some will continue for several months beyond the start date. The checklist is broken down into different areas for the different roles involved.
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Should business leadership move hiring and recruitment into the project management organization? Based on the similarities found between his talent acquisition experience and current training, this author says yes—and shares the potential benefits.
When things go wrong in your project, as a leader who do you blame? When the hammer is about to hit your head as a project leader, what do you do? Do you look for people on your team to sacrifice for the error—or take the blame?
’Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. But instead of gym memberships and bucket lists, what about concentrating this year's resolutions on your PMO? Try this list on for size. It's designed to give you and your PMO a successful, prosperous and benefit realized 2017.
As a project manager working in teams, your members are the lifeblood of project success. Without them, there is no work performed. How can we help human resources and ourselves hire the best people for the job?
Human resource-related projects can be high visibility and affect a large number of employees. Understanding organizational change management critical success factors will help you monitor effectively—and focus the attention of your project team on the highest-priority risk areas.
As project managers, our biggest commitment is to our team members…but what does that really mean, and how ready are we to live the commitment? This writer shares some valuable personal lessons learned over the years.
You might have the best idea in the world for a project that will make clients happy and profits for your company. But if you cannot line up the resources, it will never get off the ground.
Once your project has been approved and funded, you need to move forward with the staffing the project team that will carry out the directive and implement the scope of the project. Keep these tips in mind.
A team may work on multiple and overlapping projects. The estimated time and the manner to accomplish the projects may be planned and monitored as cumulative man-hours. Learn how different performance benchmarks may be utilized for man-hour capacity planning.
While skill-based hiring can help with short-term goals, mindset-based hiring will help an organization realize long-term gains. But organizations struggle to have processes in place that will help them hire resources with the right mindset.
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