Project managers know that success hinges on their ability to build strong, high-performing teams. But there is one aspect of project leadership that is often overlooked or taken for granted — managing a team’s energy. Here are some strategies to get it right.
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When a team leader who is a planner at heart is forced to work without an official project management plan, there are still ways to covertly organize the workflow that can closely mimic effective PM principles.
Using a mind mapping tool for group problem solving can be an excellent way to resolve complex issues. A good group mind mapping experience has the added benefit of improving group dynamics and eliciting better participation.
As project managers, we learn many tools and techniques that help us successfully complete many of our projects. But how many times have we used those techniques in our personal lives to overcome challenges and better ourselves?
Congratulations! You’ve made it into the ranks of project management practitioners! This seasoned practitioner shares some of the crucial lessons he has learned over the years to help you on your exciting journey.
What does good leadership look like? What does good project managership look like? Perhaps more importantly, what does ideal project managership look like? There are at least a dozen characteristics we should strive for...
In charitable or philanthropic endeavors, the perceived value is often around actively doing things; but project managing is itself a valuable contribution.
Having managed multiple organizational change projects in several companies, this practitioner has experienced first-hand how change affects the individual employee—and how it can disrupt operations if not handled well. Here she summarizes lessons learned from successful and unsuccessful change projects so that others can benefit.
The volunteer PM’s role is the same regardless of the environment—that is, to keep the project moving forward and deliver expected outcomes. Here are five tips on how to execute common project activities with volunteers such as meetings, planning and communication—all with a focus on efficiency.