What does it mean to be a project management Luddite? It means that you don’t specifically need a great deal of technology to manage projects well.
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Leading change is not a one-person job. For a new idea or innovation to succeed across an organization, the effort’s “champion” should encourage everyone possible to contribute and claim ownership of some part of it. Diverse input also helps everyone learn more about the idea and their organization.
If you find yourself worried about an aspect of your work but your manager isn’t troubled by it, is there a problem? When there is a disconnect between manager and staff, something needs to be done immediately to prevent the problem from getting worse.
Much like a flu shot protects you from a specific strain of the flu, this article presents actionable techniques for project managers to take to immunize their team from the negative effects associated with a toxic member. Learn how to identify and mitigate the contagious spread of toxic behaviors before the risk to your project becomes too great.
Projects would not happen without teams of people working on them. Project managers have the opportunity to go beyond managing projects and create positive impacts for those people. Are you going the extra mile?
High-performance teams keep it simple, stay focused and positive, create ownership, and take systematic approaches. These principles are also crucial to creating a continuous improvement culture and mindset, but many organizations get bogged down. Let’s take a closer look at why, and how common pitfalls can be avoided.
You can leverage the proven tactics of social media to improve communications with stakeholders in your project. But once you build foundational content on your project site and build in a discussion area, the trick is to keep the area fresh and “top of mind.”
Some view project status as a necessary evil; done poorly, it is. But many successful project leaders use the status process to add value to their efforts, including better communication with management, team members and customers. Here are some proven ground rules for preparing and presenting effective status reports.
Complacency should be combated anywhere it occurs--especially on projects. Nothing creates stagnation better than processes that are used just because they’ve always been used. Keep these five tips in mind to help.
Maintaining a productive team and ending up with productive results can be complicated. Here are some of the means and methods to help you maintain productivity throughout the project lifecycle.