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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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Project Resource Management Tools and Techniques

Written on March 30, 2020, by

“Time is the most precious resource there is — you have to protect it.” – Jesse Itzler Most project managers are aware that time is our most precious resource, particularly as the clock of deadlines keeps ticking. However, time isn’t the only resource us project managers need to concern ourselves with. There’s the management of…

Six Ways to Keep Your Team Motivated When the Going Gets Tough

Written on March 2, 2020, by

Life comes with its challenges, setbacks, and failures. We all expect that, and we know that the same goes for projects, as well. Even with the most qualified team members, the most supportive and understanding stakeholders, and most driven project manager, things are bound to get tough from time to time. No matter the industry,…

Managing Team Clashes: Tips and Strategies for Conflict Resolution

Written on January 28, 2020, by

I remember the day clearly: I slipped into the office 15 minutes late thanks to a transit delay, feeling slightly frazzled. As I sat down at my work station, I noticed that the office — despite most of my colleagues being there — was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. In my absence,…

Five Ethical Tips for Project Managers

Written on December 2, 2019, by

Let’s consider the role ethics plays in the world of project management. Everything from day-to-day interactions and activities to overall project goals are touched by ethical guidelines in some manner. With a great role comes great responsibility, and project managers are held to high standards as they are the people who make decisions for and…

How to Succeed As a Project Management Professional in the Gig Economy

Written on October 14, 2019, by

My grandpa worked at the same company from the time he graduated high school to the time he retired. His loyalty was rewarded with promotions, raises, and respect from his colleagues and the higher-ups. His story isn’t really unique to his generation, but it’s unique to ours. Working a “nine to five” schedule for one…

Crisis Management 101: How to Lead during a Project Crisis

Written on September 24, 2019, by

“A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.” – English proverb Missed deadlines. Project over budget. Irate, disappointed stakeholders. Team members home sick at “crunch time.” Sweating yet? If you’re a project manager, these issues are probably enough to strike fear in your heart. Murphy ’s Law suggests “what can go wrong, will go wrong,”…

MS Project Exam Changes?! Oh My!

Written on August 13, 2019, by

If you’re a Project Manager, it’s likely you’ve heard it through the grapevine: Microsoft has officially retired their MS Project certification exam 74-343 Managing Projects. Though the exam has been retired as of July 31, 2019, those who have taken the exam will be recognized for competency until June 30, 2020. Originally published and made…

Five Tips to Help Project Managers Make Better Decisions

Written on July 22, 2019, by

Decision-making. For some of us, the very words cause cold sweats and anxiety. After all, when you’re making decisions that can have an impact on your entire project, it comes with its fair share of stress. By definition, decision making is “the thought process of selecting a logical choice from the available options.” For Project…

Time Management Tips to help PMs Beat the Clock

Written on June 25, 2019, by

“What’s your afternoon look like?” my coworker asked through Slack. “Spending hours feeling overwhelmed with my to-do list and not getting much else done!” I responded, only half-joking. As project managers (PMs), we all know that our jobs require a vast array of professional and personal skills. Everything from relationship management, planning and maintaining a…

How to Make the Most Out of A Project Initiation Meeting

Written on May 20, 2019, by

Remember the butterflies you’d get before the first day of school? That’s exactly how I feel at the onset of a new project as a Project Manager. Akin to opening up a new, clean notebook, the whole “fresh, clean slate” feeling that comes with starting a new project is unrivaled. It’s an exciting time, and…

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