Stakeholders need to know the status of a project. A good status report will report status and also foster communication to benefit the project’s health. Here, we explore some of your options.
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The adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” is one that can aptly be put to the test when attempting to convey technical complexities and nuances. Communicating these issues through visual means can increase the perception and appreciation of the challenges and rewards that a project can bring.
Everyone gets a difficult customer every now and then. The project manager must learn to deal with them while getting the job done at the same time. Having a planned approach ready can help create a positive outcome.
How you handle your disappointment in a team member speaks volumes about your leadership style. And it will affect your credibility with the entire team and within your organization. The key is to use the situation as a coaching opportunity. Here’s how.
Troubleshooting geographically distributed agile teams is difficult--made even more difficult because you can’t see the people you need to talk to. Don’t assume it’s the first problem you consider.
We received many questions during our December Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - The Social Project Manager We didn’t have time to answer them all, so the presenter responds to additional questions here.
Bad choices. Endless bickering. Lost opportunities. Wasted time. Does your team suffer from any of these decision-making ills? If so, it's not alone.
Clear, concise communication is key to the success of any project, but when you're trying to share and explain complex, data-rich information it becomes a greater challenge to run efficient meetings that don't confuse or frustrate participants. Here are three tips to help.
One day you may have to tell a colleague, a team member, perhaps even a friend that they are not the right person to lead a project or fill a key role that they might very much desire. Here are some leadership guidelines, based on recent personal experience, for handling such difficult resource changes the right way.
When project managers are asked to lead strategically important projects, the stakes go way up. But the fundamental job remains unchanged—and that’s something PMs must remember. How do you ensure you don’t succumb to the pressure of being in charge of a high-profile project?