Companies who lack a formal evaluation process could be missing the mark, losing revenue and failing to properly motivate their teams. To make things more challenging, millennials are bringing a new set of expectations and attitudes that may shift the patterns. Be mindful of these trends that are likely to occur in the employee performance management process…
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How do you build a team culture across continents, without ever meeting face-to-face? How do you motivate teams across the Boomer, Millennial and Gen X divides? Get answers to these questions and more at the 2016 PMI Talent Management Conference! Now in its third year, this free virtual event is your source for guidance on talent retention and development, plus things you need to be thinking about when planning your own PM career.
Is someone on your team not performing to expectations? This webinar will provide practical tips and strategies that you can start using right away to turn individual employees into Star Performers.
Organizational progress is sustained by team relationships at every level and is vulnerable to power play in times of challenge. The advancements toward desired outcomes is an endeavor that requires influence, exerted by decision makers, for available choices and to maintain the speed of progress.
Project Managers are charged with building and fostering a team of highly accountable individuals. Unfortunately, too often they’re saddled with “slackers” who simply don’t follow through on tasks or action items as promised.
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Which project manager is the best fit for a new initiative? Who has the most appropriate PM and business skills? Use this sheet to map out skills for each of your PMs in different areas relevant to project execution. When new initiatives need a PM, refer to this matrix to identify PMs with the most appropriate skills.
This sample Project Charter, aligned to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide), includes sections for project goals, success criteria, risks, assumptions, restrictions, budget and more.
If it weren’t for people, projects would be easy! Getting the team to act as one is challenging. This presentation from the PMI Global Congress 2014 in Phoenix will help you all trust each other, stick together and achieve project success.
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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Project managers have a responsibility to their teams to be a leader, and leaders put pressure on themselves to be mistake-free. But having to be "right" all the time is a detriment, not a benefit. Here are some ways to deal with the want or need to be right…
Every country and organization faces cultural differences. How do you go about building awareness, respecting and adapting to them, and then working within the necessary framework and structure so that the result is a successful engagement?
The need and support for teleworkers is growing, and to keep an “out of office” workforce engaged and productive requires a special company culture mindset. It should come as no surprise that effective communication is at the heart of having a successful virtual worker engagement culture.
Project managers are amazing. They have a wide range of skills and operate in incredibly diverse business areas. That doesn’t mean a project manager should be the solution to every problem.
Starting a new job can be difficult, but learning to work with your new team members effectively and quickly is a challenge. If you are a new leader, it can be the most difficult challenge.
Leading international teams is always a challenge, especially when things go wrong. How do you keep everyone focused on the positive and avoid negativity creeping in?
It’s easy to over-generalize staff members. Under what conditions might a good department or group manager also make a good project manager? Here are some things to think about when you consider someone's potential.
Whether you work from home, have an international project team or simply want to stay current, take the time to sharpen your work with remote teams. Start by checking your current habits to see if you’re making any of these mistakes...
There’s inherent exhilaration when your project’s scope crosses borders. Learn how this U.S.-based project manager optimized his communication skills with a constituent base in Australia—resulting in project success with no overlap in the business day!
There are a lot of people who work on projects, but usually only a few project managers. How do you help the non-PMs understand project management—and keep them working within the confines of the framework governing the project?
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