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Managing Up to Keep Your Projects from Falling Down

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Leadership category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Think managing up is just brown-nosing in disguise? Think again. Managing up in projects done well will bring clarity, commitment, ownership, and support your project needs to meet time…

Cloud Basics for PMs

Over the past decade or so, the concept of ‘cloud’ has become synonymous with a place where we store all things work-related (such as documents and data). In many cases, a ‘cloud’ represents the place where we work (i.e. within a digital workspace like SharePoint or Wrike). For project managers, we often speak in fluffy…

Project Management Success With Office 365 Microsoft Teams, Planner And Project Online

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: In today’s mobile and project-centric work environment, the ability to coordinate multiple projects with distributed teams and making high-level strategic decisions based upon consolidated project progress, risk and…

Managing Up to Keep Your Projects from Falling Down

Seeing a project through to successful completion is a team effort. While champions for the content and process are needed among stakeholders, there are two roles that are extremely critical to the successful delivery of the project: the sponsor and the project manager. These individuals have a symbiotic relationship that requires constant collaboration and observance of…

Getting the Team to Use Ranged Estimates

Dear Elizabeth: I work on a project team for a manufacturing company. For the last year, we’ve been using ranged estimates to build out our schedules. For the most part, our customers love it. We have one customer who is putting up a fight, saying they want a hard deadline. How do we convince them…

Do’s and Don’ts of Project Management Communication

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,…

Oops—Miscalculated Scope!

Dear Elizabeth: Last week my team had one of those “didn’t see it coming” moments, where we miscalculated scope and found ourselves in need of more time and resources to deliver the original project. How do we present this to our board, and let them know it won’t happen again? – Tail-Between-Legs PM Dear Tail:…

Protecting My Team from Being Randomized

Dear Elizabeth: My team members are constantly being pulled away to help other teams with their projects. I can’t say anything because the requests often come from upper level management. How can I protect my team from being randomized? – The Randomizee Dear Randomizee: This is such a frustrating problem. You thought you could deliver…

10 Traits Of Amazing Project Managers

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): >This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Leadership category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Project Managers can run the gamut from average to amazing. We all like to count ourselves amongst the latter, but are we? Carl Pritchard, PMP®, PMI-RMP®, takes us through…

Three features You Will Like About Microsoft Planner

On my personal blog, I once wrote that Planner is one of the better Project Management tools. It’s because this “new” app by Microsoft has grown a lot and fast. I’m not the only one that notices the power Microsoft Planner has. There has been some great content covering Planner on MPUG lately. You can…

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