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All About…Project Manager Nomads

  The Day I Knew I Was One… Ironically, it was while managing a program to provide upgraded yurts to nomadic people in Southwest China. I realized that after almost 40 years of doing this type of work, I’d become as nomadic as those on the Tibetan plateau that I was trying to help—only perhaps…

The Domino Effect of Low Self-Awareness at Work

People are like dominos. When placed together, the action of one domino can change the movement of all the dominoes near it. When a person takes action, it causes a chain reaction to the people and places surrounding that person. Self-awareness helps you to more effectively see these connections with other people and recognize more…

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…

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…

Reshaping Project Managers for the Future: Part 2

Upcoming Movements in Project Management and How You Can Prepare   We started to discuss in Part 1 of this article what project management opportunities are ahead and how PMs can be getting ready for them. I pointed out that the majority of small to medium businesses (SMB) are 10 – 20 years behind the…

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…

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