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Lindsay Curtis

About: Lindsay Curtis

Lindsay Curtis writes about communications, education, healthcare research, and parenting. She has extensive experience as a Project Manager, primarily in the healthcare and higher education sectors. A writer by day and a reader by night, she currently works as a Communications Officer for the University of Toronto. She also provides freelance copywriting and social media strategy services for businesses of all sizes. Learn more about Lindsay at

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Attention PMs! How to Create a Healthy Project Environment

Written on February 25, 2019, by

My very first job out of university was that of “Project Coordinator” (PC). I was the PC for a government-run project that aimed to create a new tool hospitals and mental health organizations could use to make the intake process easier on their patients. I was deeply proud of working on a project that would…

The 7 Best Practices for Change Management

Written on January 25, 2019, by

“Change is the only constant in life” is a popular saying first uttered by Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus. We know in both our personal and professional lives that change is certain. Perhaps no one knows it better than a seasoned project manager. No matter how well we’ve planned and thought things out, most project…

What to Expect When You’re a New Project Manager

Written on January 2, 2019, by

You’ve worked hard for months – maybe years – to become a project manager. You’ve landed your first job, and are ready to assume a leadership role and see a project through from start to finish. Now the question on your mind may be, “What comes next and what can I expect?” As a project…

Five Must Have Core Competencies for Project Managers

Written on November 23, 2018, by

No matter the industry or size of the project, every project manager is tasked with juggling multiple day-to-day operations. Even small-scale projects can be complex, comprised of hundreds of cross-functional activities that need to be executed under tight timelines with budgets at stake. As a project manager, you’re a change agent working with your team….

Six Critical Path Best Practices

Written on October 30, 2018, by

It’s the start of your project, and you have hundreds of tasks that need to be performed by dozens of team members in order to get the finish line. At the onset of any project, the job of prioritizing tasks, identifying the most important ones, and assigning resources and responsibilities can feel daunting. That’s where…

Five Common Project Manager Myths

Written on September 24, 2018, by

When you’re hired as a project manager, you’re hired to be a leader and liaison. Project managers guide the structure, scope, quality, and budget of a project while also representing the interests of the organization, client, and/or stakeholder(s). Perhaps because of all of the hats project managers wear, there are a lot of misconceptions about…

How to Stay Focused in an Age of Distraction

Written on August 20, 2018, by

Picture this: You started work an hour ago and decide to check emails on your phone. You don’t want to miss an important question from a stakeholder or a status update from your staff, after all. As is often the case; however, a glance at your email turns into a “quick” scroll through Twitter, and…

Six Tips for Managing a Remote Team

Written on July 30, 2018, by

Working environments have undergone quite a transformation in recent history. One of the most prevalent illustrations of this is the remote or virtual team. Your project sponsor could be in New York City and your business analyst in Tokyo, while you manage the project from Missouri. If you’ve ever worked as part of a remote…

How Exactly Does One Become a Project Manager?

Written on June 25, 2018, by

In our rapidly changing world, organizations must have the agility and ability to respond swiftly to client needs. This comes in the form of working with updated technologies, offering new products, and providing more accessible services. No matter the industry, the project manager is one of the primary change agents implementing these initiatives. As organizations…

Do’s and Don’ts of Project Management Communication

Written on May 29, 2018, by

The cornerstone of every successful project is effective communication. As a project manager, everything you do is a communicative process. Clear communication about goals, responsibility and expectations, and performance and feedback, as well as project updates to your various stakeholders, is all part of your responsibility. Communication is critical to the success of your project,…

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