How does a project manager ensure optimal performance from remote team members, and how do corrective actions get implemented effectively?
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In the highly competitive world, getting products to market quickly while being both flexible and adaptive to change is critical. The answer to this challenge is Scrum, an iterative, incremental methodology for project management often seen in agile software development. Here we look at recommendations for proper implementation of this unique and useful process.
This article provides insight into how to best recognize staff with neurodiverse traits and how to effectively manage these team members so that both the project and the individual can be successful.
Innovative solutions require high levels of ongoing collaboration and feedback, intermingled with periods of focused creation. One of the keys to creating engaging collaboration is emotional assertiveness.
Executives, entrepreneurs and managers often take their turn at being emotionally aggressive in order to align others with their vision. Is this appropriate?
Ignore emotional intelligence at your own risk. As a project manager, much of what we do is based on exercising EI. We are responsible for inspiring, motivating and influencing team members—and we must use EI first to get our mental health in order, then to help promote collaboration.
Interpersonal skills can often be the most challenging aspect of emotional intelligence. Here we focus on the importance of empathy (understanding and being aware of people's feelings) and social skills (knowing how to work with others in various situations). How do you measure up?
With training professionals and infrastructure staff being trimmed away or asked to take on more functions due to economic stress, people are not getting the information they need in order to get productive quickly. It's too bad you can’t just start running right out of the gate…or can you?
There is a lot of talk about employee engagement — and for good reason: it’s an indispensible ingredient in any organization’s long-term success. But in the context of projects, which have defined timeframes and activities, the dynamics of engagement are different and perhaps more challenging. Here are six strategies for getting team members involved and committed.
Just having bodies in seats is not enough for success; it needs to be the right bodies at the right time. When a project involves a consultant, it is important to evaluate the resource and not take their resume or proposal at face value.