Through various interactions with business professionals, this practitioner has learned some valuable lessons during his career as a project manager. These tips can help new PMs—and provide a good reminder to seasoned pros.
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With all of us coming to terms with remote working, some interactions are more challenging than others—and performance management is one of the toughest. How can new PMs in particular approach these potentially uncomfortable conversations?
One of the biggest challenges for new project managers is having to manage multiple initiatives at the same time. To succeed with all these additional challenges requires a logical approach by the PM, and the support of the organization.
One of the most challenging aspects of meeting minutes is knowing what is important enough to capture. Here are the top five critical items that all meeting minutes should include.
We all need to learn from the past, but what do you do if you weren’t part of that history? Virtually no project exists in isolation. It is always building on something that was done before, preparing for something to be done in the future, or both. New and younger project managers may not know that context.
The soft skills acquired by a PM can drive the success of a project. In this article, we focus on one key component of these soft skills: meeting management. Gear your meetings toward success by adhering to these do’s and don’ts—and utilize choice phrasing to make hosting your meeting a breeze.
No matter how new a project manager you are, you probably have a negative mindset when it comes to lessons learned. You shouldn’t.
Faced with a project that had no defined scope and no project manager, this practitioner took on the role. Since then, he has completed dozens of similar projects and worked out a reliable general process with five steps.
You’ve finally been given the opportunity to manage your first project—and now the world has been turned upside down by a pandemic. How do you cope?
Projects don’t exist in a vacuum, and sometimes team members get distracted. How do you bring them back to the task at hand?