Everyone has a rotating to-do list from day to day in order to keep business running smoothly. How do you make sure you get the right people to work on the right things for the amount of time you need them? What are some things you consider when drafting the best team to support your […]
Tools, Templates and other useful items to help your Project Planning efforts.
Teams are central to project management. Project teams are comprised of members from various parts of an organization; some of which may be working together for the first time. Part of the project managers role is to create an environment for success. This project team blending tool will illustrate actions to develop and maintain a […]
It is that time of year when our attention turns back to football. College and pros are back in full-force, and competing for our attention seemingly all week long, it is also the time when people begin to think how the teams will do based upon the talent they acquired in the off season, either […]
Escalations are a healthy and essential part of business. As a project manager you hold folks at all levels accountable to meet the commitments they’ve made by the date provided. It’s also your job to remove constraints and resolve problems that will surface on every project and potentially harm them. This job is a confrontational discipline, what are some critical clues to be […]
Does Executive Management clearly state the organization’s project priorities so people know what to work on and what’s important? Are the resources required to complete the project within established time lines formally committed to by management? How often are projects in your organization completed on time? This project management process assessment will help you see […]
I have often said that project management is a confrontational discipline because as a project manager you are holding folks at all levels accountable to meet the commitments they made by the date they provided. Many times I have been asked at what point you escalate an issue. I escalate an issue as soon as […]
Part of the challenge of being a project manager or team member is the expectation placed upon you to get work done, and done successfully. In many cases this work is often on top of your regular day-to-day activities, it is challenging and often stressful, and usually, does not go as smoothly as predicted or […]
Sound Familiar? “I don’t know why we had this meeting. Nothing was agreed to” “This meeting should have taken an hour, but lasted for three” Meeting management tends to be a set of skills often overlooked in organizations. Meetings are very expensive activities considering the cost of labor and how much does or does not […]
My wife is in the process of reading a business book for work, and we often chat about interesting ideas or insights she picks up as she moves through the chapters. The book sets up similar to others, providing some background on the author, her work experience and how the book came to be written. […]
We’ve all sat through endless, pointless meetings, with the thought of “I could be doing something productive right now!”. Meetings are a necessary function for any healthy business. If we’re making important decisions that shape our businesses, why do we fail to prepare? What Do You Think?