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Time Management Tips to help PMs Beat the Clock

“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…

Webinar Recap: Embracing Uncertainty: How to Thrive as a Leader in an Unpredictable World

  Posted: 4/3/2019 Presenter: Ravi Raman [RR] Moderator: Kyle [Kyle]   Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ravi Raman’s Embracing Uncertainty: How to Thrive as a Leader in an Unpredictable World webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the…

Why Most Project Managers Fail to Differentiate Between Risks and Issues

Jason’s face was totally blank and his eyes were still. He looked completely disinterested in the proceedings. Jason (name changed) is a senior project manager with a small IT services company based in Canada. Jason was a well-respected figure in his company. His subordinates loved him, and his seniors had a very high regard for…

Back to Basics: What is Project Management?

Traditional Project Management is the science (and art) of organizing and managing the components of a project. The project can be the development of a new product, the launch of a new service, a marketing campaign, or a wedding. A project isn’t something that’s part of normal business operations. In some organizations, a project is…

Five Project Management Styles to Motivate Your Team Members

Fashion is temporary, but style is forever. That’s because “style” is not subjected to rapidly-changing standards created by those in power. Style is personal, it’s an expression of self. I’m not only talking about your style of dress, but also the style in which you talk, in which you treat others, the style in which…

Three Avenues for Efficiently Managing Your Project Schedule with SharePoint

Any project manager knows that as soon as their project begins, there’s a need to start re-planning the project schedule. SharePoint makes managing a project schedule incredibly easy. Depending on the size or complexity of your project, tracking your project plan with the out-of-the-box SharePoint Tasks List might do the trick. If you’re an experienced…

Power, Politics, and Providing for a Project: Part 2

Trust Building between Stakeholders and the Project Team Is a Powerful Asset In Part One of my article on power, politics, and providing for a project, we looked at two areas of importance: the project’s charter and the communications plan. I’d like to continue the conversation by outlining specific suggestions for building trust between stakeholders…

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…

Embracing Uncertainty: How to Thrive as a Leader in an Unpredictable World

  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: As product and project management leaders, your job is to help your clients, teams and companies thrive in the midst of chaos. Business is inherently uncertain, and…

What Type of Conflict Do You Have in Your Workplace?

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 0.75 PMI® PDUs in the Leadership category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Join Dr. Lynette Reed for a discussion on conflict in the workplace. This webinar defines the difference between blameless conflict, which helps to strengthen the project, and…

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