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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 communication? Well, day to day mundane communication does not need any planning, but project communication requires serious planning. Try to…

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 more than 20 years ago. In recent years, though, this trend has spread out to the wider working community. Nowadays, you can find forward-thinking companies…

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 stakeholders often have to take a place on the sidelines as you concentrate on the daily maintenance of your various projects and work challenges? Building strong…

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 provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing…

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 as productive as is possible. These employees slowly disengage and limit their work potential due to increased frustration. I believe frustration often comes…

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 colleague and watched as she rolled her eyes. She wasn’t trying to be disrespectful to our PM, but it wasn’t…

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 related to project management and one that all project managers (PMs) should be aware of: “Projects are natural breeding grounds for conflict…

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 effectively multitasking on all of your different projects. People skills, also called soft skills, are less tangible. Unfortunately, they become much easier to…

Communicating UP!

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Leadership category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Too often, we establish communications styles and processes that are “one size fits all”. Nothing could be further from the truth. In dealing with management, steering committees…

Slam on the Breaks! – The Challenges of Communication and Three Steps to Overcome Them

In addition to the dozens of other hats I wear, I occasionally serve as a technical manuscript editor for a major publisher. In reading the work of others, I’m reminded how profoundly we miscommunicate without realizing it. Some of you read the title for this article, recognizing the non-spellcheckable glaring typo in it.  Think about…

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