4 Ways To Refresh Your PM Career In One Hour

16 Sep 2014 - 10:52 PM under Productivity | Posted by MMeloni

Stress is a fact of the project management world. The responsibility to deliver projects, week after week, gradually wears you down. On a Friday morning, you finally deliver a major project. Before you can even start to unwind, someone asks you to join another project. Suddenly, the sweet experience of a well delivered project fades […]

How Not to Start Off Behind Schedule

10 Sep 2014 - 07:33 PM under Best Practices | Posted by MMeloni
How Not to Start off Behind Schedule

Last time we discussed strategic reserve time and now we are taking a closer look. If you want to make schedule promises that you can keep then you want to make sure you are really allocating your resources accurately. Project managers all complain that they and their teams are handed unrealistic deadlines. Did it ever […]

Strategic Reserve Time, What’s That?

03 Sep 2014 - 04:55 PM under Best Practices | Posted by MMeloni
Strategic Reserve Time

Strategic reserve time? That sounds like some kind of secret code. What could it possibly be? And why should you bother to learn some fancy new term? Consider this scenario. You worked very hard to find out which resources were assigned to work on your project.You went to each functional or resource manager and asked […]

How Should You Structure Your Project Team

24 Jun 2014 - 09:07 PM under Becoming a PM | Posted by MMeloni

Let’s talk about project organizations. Project should be organized – the end. NO, not the end at all. Today we are discussing project organizations; plural as in what are some of the ways we organize our teams in order to meet our project objectives. Let’s take a look at some of the common ways that […]

Trust Makes ALL the Difference

26 May 2014 - 07:51 AM under Books | Posted by PMStudent

It was my honor to be included with so many of the people I truly admire in Project Leadership, a new eBook sponsored by AtTask. This free eBook is an excellent resource. I am learning so much from the contributors and I think you will too. To see what I am talking about check it […]

5 Project Lessons to Take into 2014

12 May 2014 - 08:00 AM under Tools | Posted by PMStudent

Todays posting is brought to all of us by Access Group. There is some information here which can be useful to many of us. This is not an official endorsement for any specific software. Enjoy- Margaret Meloni, pmStudent Community Leader. Access Group is a rapidly-growing and innovative provider of cutting-edge project management software which helps […]