When it comes to most project meetings with sponsors and other stakeholders, you have one minute, one page. More than that has to be earned, or you’ll probably lose this audience. Here are 10 simple guidelines for keeping the attention of busy or distracted executives.
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The key to great expectations? Manage, manage, manage. If someone is setting you up, know when to step up to the plate--and when to step aside. Here's how to ensure than your Project Management Office hits a homerun every time.
To overcome the conflict and distrust that often arises on cross-functional initiatives, project leaders should schedule one-on-one conversations with individual team members to understand their goals, concerns and solutions as they relate to the project objectives.
Benefits management is easier said than done. When the professionals in charge of large project segments de-scope in order to meet performance objectives, everyone suffers.
If you're looking for a flattering project record, you have to get the right fit. It starts with training PMs in the size and style that suits each one best. Tailor your training program for fabulous results.
Scale your project methodology to match your project needs.
All Project Communications Plans are not created equal. The goal of this article is to present four principles and guidelines that will help you develop communication plans that fit the specific needs of your projects and those who have a stake in the outcomes.
The most widely used project management methodology is the waterfall model. In this model the progress of a project is seen flowing steadily downwards (like a waterfall) through the phases of conception, initiation, analysis, design (validation), construction, testing and maintenance. It should be apparent that this model has its origins in the manufacturing and construction industries. And that raises a question: Do all information systems projects need to follow the same model?
You might have heard that single-tasking is a sound strategy for managing project work and productivity. But in a hyper-connected world that expects and encourages multi-tasking, how is it even possible? Here are four tactics to help you "single task" and reap the benefits.
When you really want to get to know someone, one-to-one is the best way to do it. That goes for getting to know your customers, too.