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Becoming a PM

Difficult Negotiation? Check Yourself!

Filed under Becoming a PM | Posted by MMeloni

Negotiating with a difficult person is not about winning or getting them to do things YOUR way. It is about moving beyond the barriers to a breakthrough. Once you do you will have a stronger professional relationship and an outcome that is beneficial to both sides.

Project Management Global Trends in 2016

Filed under Career, Grab Bag | Posted by Joel Roberts

2016 is the year project management will finally get the “digital” prefix we’ve been eager to add for a few years now. Serious technological advancements, covering not only project and portfolio management software solutions, but also cloud storage devices, integrative cross-platform services, and the “bring your own device” to work trend are definitely reassuring that […]

A Little Discipline is a GOOD Thing

Filed under Becoming a PM | Posted by MMeloni

You might feel uncomfortable reprimanding a team member in front of the rest of the team. None of us like to be told we are less than fabulous, especially in front of our colleagues. Despite this, you do have a responsibility to advise team members when they are not living up to expectations. “If we […]

We Can’t Roll with Role Conflict

Filed under Career | Posted by MMeloni

In perfect 20/20 hindsight, Mary Carol realized that what the team was facing was a classic case of role conflict, and perhaps role ambiguity too. Two team members had just come to her to complain about a third team member. Although at first she was surprised, Mary Carol realized that she could have seen this […]

Use this Recipe to Diffuse Anger

Filed under Becoming a PM | Posted by MMeloni

What me, upset? OK not you, but let’s consider the fact that perhaps one day, someone close to you may become angry. Perhaps even in the workplace. And you already know that communications become clouded when anger does the talking. Try this recipe next time anger appears on the menu. Take these ingredients: An open […]