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The Twins – Communications Management and Stakeholder Management

The following true story was shared in one of my classes by a senior manager from a global corporation in South Korea. The manager’s team had worked over six months and was gearing up for a firmware r...

Six Data Points Needed to Create a Great Project Communication Plan

Even before children learn to walk, they start to communicate. Human beings have the inherent gift of communication. It is the most basic part of our daily lives. But, what is there to plan in communi...

How to Streamline Meeting in the Modern Workplace

The workplace has undergone revolutionary changes in the past several years. Avant-garde tech companies were the first to break the stale, depressing mold of cubicles, corner offices, and 9-5 jobs mor...

How to Build Positive Relationships with Stakeholders

There are likely a wide variety of stakeholders that you interact with when managing your projects. They include employees, customers, vendors, investors, and leadership. Do you find that these stakeh...

Webinar Recap: Communicating UP!

  Communicating UP! Posted: 2/6/19 Presenter: Carl Pritchard Moderator: Kyle   Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Carl Pritchard’s Communicating UP! webinar being prov...

Don’t Do This! Four Ways to Frustrate and Disengage Your Employees

Common Pitfalls of Effective Management Work can be a very frustrating place. According to a recent Hay Group study, one-third to one-half of employees report work conditions that keep them from being...

The Best Ways to Document and Share Best Practices among Colleagues

“Of course, we’re going to follow best practices,” our Project Manager (PM) said, for the fourth time in an hour at our weekly team meeting. Upon hearing this, I looked across the table at my colleagu...

Power, Politics, and Providing for a Project: Part 1

Trust Building between Stakeholders and the Project Team Is a Powerful Asset The following statement made by Dr. Gary L. Richardson, University of Houston, is one of the most commanding I ever heard r...

Must Have People Skills for Project Managers

At work, it’s likely that your concentration is probably on hard skills that give tangible results and allow you to perform your job. Technical skills help you maintain deadlines and keep you effectiv...