Tag Archives: project managers

5 Project Management Techniques for Procrastinators

Filed under Productivity | Posted by MMeloni

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” Don Marquis Did you read the quote above and think, “Yesterday? I would be happy to be caught up with last Thursday?” This might be the perfect time to take a look at 5 project management best practices and how they can help you. 1) Define […]

Social Media for Project Managers

Filed under Books | Posted by PMStudent

While I was in Washington D.C. for the 2010 PMI North America Global Congress I asked author and blogger Elizabeth Harrin of PM4Girls some questions about her new book, “Social Media for Project Managers“. I focused on two topics in this short interview, emerging trends and privacy. One of the things in the book is […]

Do you praise your teams enough?

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Guest post by Erika Flora Years ago, I heard this great quote that has really stuck with me and become somewhat of a mantra. It is as follows: There is no limit to the good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit. General of the Army George C. Marshall What a […]

Do You Twitter?

Filed under Communication | Posted by PMStudent

I’ve been spending a lot of time on Twitter lately. I know what you’re thinking….”gee, I wish I had that much time to waste!” Hear me out. At first, Twitter seemed to be this scary, worthless time sink. ?I signed up and then my account stood dormant for months before I got enough motivation to […]

Do you act on lessons learned?

Filed under Tools | Posted by PMStudent

In an effort to get better at this and share with everyone else, I’ve created a Google document template to help document, understand, validate, and act on lessons learned. Download it here.

Project Communication

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Effective project managers communicate about 90% of their time. There are no misunderstandings; there are only failures to communicate. Project managers communicate by using different mediums to convey a message. The message might be to an individual, a selective meeting with team leads, project sponsors, or the whole team collectively. It is truly critical for […]

Reader Q&A: The WBS and Cost

Filed under Cost | Posted by PMStudent

I wanted to share an email question I received through a Twitter contact of mine and my response.? Feel free to chip in with your own insights! Question: I hope you don’t mind me coming to you for advise and help with Project Management. I have this one question which I keep pondering on. In […]