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Managing in a virtual world: How PMs can effectively manage remote teams

Filed under Becoming a PM | Posted by PMStudent

The demand for more flexible working arrangements, the rise of freelancing and the advent of virtual collaboration technology has made remote working and virtual teams commonplace in today’s workplace. This infographic will explore how project managers can effectively manage both remote and on-site team members to achieve project success. Brandeis University M.S. in Project and […]

“Once Upon A Time” – Not just for kids anymore

Filed under Becoming a PM | Posted by PMStudent

Looking to unite your team around a challenging, yet important goal? Do not forget the power of the story. When you share a compelling project vision with your team, they are more likely to respond with enthusiasm and creativity. Don’t just tell them what to do, paint them a picture of what will be different because of their hard work.

Take YOUR Team Through Loss

“It’s not the winning that teaches you how to be resilient. It’s the setback. It’s the loss.” Beth Brook Project managers, you do not just lead your teams through the successes. You lead them through the setback and disappointments and out and out losses. This is what makes you a stronger leader and it is what makes your team a stronger team. Treat each disappointment as an opportunity to build your collective strength and to become more resilient.

The Good News is YOU have BAD News

Filed under Best Practices, Communication | Posted by PMStudent

“Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules” – Douglas Adams
Perhaps your subject matter expert has resigned or project costs have increased, whatever happens you need to be able to
deliver good news and bad news. The good news is usually easy. Delivering bad news takes practice.