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Keeping Secrets from Clients

Dear Elizabeth: I’m in a bit of a pickle. The project I’m currently managing is not going to make the delivery date because a handful of developers got moved to another project. But my boss has told me not to say anything to the client—yet. Well a week has gone by, and the client keeps…

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,…

Manage Projects Using SharePoint, Lesson Three

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Overview:  Training on technology accelerates learning and adoption. Teach your teams to manage projects on SharePoint 2013. Perform the most important project management activities using the out-of-the-box features of SharePoint. Learn how…

Better-than-ever Project Plans: Using Cognitive Psychology to Communicate Effectively

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: In many ways, project management is as much about communication as it is about delivery – and communication, in turn, is tied to how the human brain works to process…

Optimizing Dashboards to Communicate with Senior Stakeholders

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Microsoft Project offers a wide range of tools for creating reports and dashboards to communicate the status of your project. But how do you decide what data points should be…

The Agile Project Manager: The Basic Roles in Agile Projects

A big area that makes agile so successful is the high level of interaction among the different stakeholders and team members. In agile or scrum defined roles ensure that the team doing the work is highly productive. Whether the role of that team member is estimating, planning, prioritizing or doing iterative development, the work is…

Delivering Bad News in Good Ways for Your Projects

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: When bad things happen on projects, telling people is difficult. This tough job almost always falls on the project manager to figure out how to give it in a way…

5 Tips for Becoming a Better Project Manager

1. Reassess Your Project Stakeholders for Better Communications Depending on the length of a project, it may be necessary to check back with your stakeholders to see if there are any new contacts or if any need to be dropped from your communications plan for various reasons. This very well might prevent future issues where…

Present Your Project Reports with Panache

What happens when you select the project reports link from Project Web App (PWA)? Does your reports page look like either of these? Worse yet, does it take multiple clicks just to select the report you really want? How would you like to let your users work with a reports home page that looks like…

The PMO as the Project Sponsor

Is it possible that in an organization with weak or limited project sponsor capability, the project management office (PMO) could act as a sponsor for smaller projects? It is surely better to do this rather than not use sponsors at all. If a particular project is in direct support of the organization’s project practices (e.g.,…

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