A creative and intuitive process, mind mapping is also used by many PMs who seek more involvement by their project teams--while at the same time capturing an extensive level of detail that may not be covered by other project management techniques.
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When many PMs first started managing projects, they had a dedicated project space that helped team members feel as if they were part of some special club. Somehow, things just aren't the same anymore…
Of course I listen. Well, okay…maybe not all the time. This is a confessional. Here’s how I’m trying to listen better--at least when people are directly in front of me or in a face-to-face meeting…
Across the world, there are traditional project managers with dirty little secrets--they are embracing Kanban concepts. What is it that's leading traditional PMs to embrace an agile tool so readily? Well, to understand that we need to understand what Kanban boards offer project managers--something that works.
Friendlier communication tools can help to bridge the gap between project management and other business areas. Are you harnessing some simple yet effective visual aids to get crucial information across to your staff and stakeholders?
If you're having trouble with your team, this might be a good time to check in on their motivation and take some positive action. Here's a plan to get everyone back on the right track.
On projects where you have more than a handful of issues, it is helpful to have a log that you can use to easily track and understand the status of an each one. The log keeps issues at a very high-level while the details are left to the project issue identification form. Project Issue logs are often used on medium to larger projects.
An integral part of a success project is communication. What do you say and to whom? When do you say it? How? Through what media?
This template allows the project manager to fully understand the communication needs of stakeholders on the project. Stakeholders expectations and requirements can be documented ensuring there is a clear understanding of the why, when, how and what of the project’s communications.
Effective leadership through communications requires detailed planning far in advance. This worksheet provides the tips and preparatory tasks necessary to be successful.
Use this outline to help build a successful alignment and allocation of your team for your project and its initiatives.