There is always more going on in your organization than meets the eye. Tap into the grapevine and address internal concerns to avoid big management issues later in your project.
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In baseball you get three strikes before you are out, three individual chances to get on base. Your job search, on the other hand, doesn't afford you that luxury. Your cover letter is your first document of introduction and has got to be fast hitting and on target. If it doesn't measure up, not only are you not going to get to first base, but your dream employer is on to the next batter before you get a chance at the second pitch. There will be no arguing with the ump; your team is not going to come rushing out of the dugout to defend you. You are back on the bench before you even got started. Let's avoid this catastrophe by reviewing an outline for a winning cover letter!
When the U.S. military wants to turn civilians into soldiers, it breaks them down and rebuilds them. The same goes for your organization. Major change requires equal parts preparation, execution and follow-up.
On any project, there are forces of good that drive the project forward and forces of evil that try to restrain it. Check your "force field" to make sure that your change strategy can triumph over evil.
Juggling several projects at once is par for the course for project managers; so is frustration. The Critical Chain theory, which is getting much positive attention in this industry, claims multitasking makes projects last longer, rather than shortening them. But there are some bones to pick with this theory. . .
You have your game plan--you are going to put out your own shingle. You have the world by the tail and are getting ready to jump in there and grab your piece of the American pie? Go for it! I am behind you 100 percent! However, before you walk into the first project, let's make sure excitement doesn't cloud your vision of exactly what you are getting yourself into on your first gig.
Want a show-stopping performance? It's all about dialogue. Stating and revisiting project goals and expectations throughout the project will guarantee rave reviews for your managing skills.
You may think you know who your competitors are when it comes to providing services or products. But when you're talking about CRM, everyone is in the same game.
Here's the golden rule of making your PMO work: Say what you mean; mean what you say.
Fringe benefits that is! We have all seen the latest recruiting trends that have made us green with envy. You have encountered top talent that you would like to bring on board, so you offer them a great salary with a juicy sign-on. Wait a minute! What do you mean they want more? Why I remember when I started out in this businessHOLD EVERYTHING! That is just the point or, depending on which side of the offer table you are, that is the greatest difference between being a candidate today and five years ago! Candidates want it all and, in reality, top talent can go out and get it.