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Becoming a PM

Create the Ultimate Project Communication Management Plan

pmStudent Contributor George J. Newton helps you excel at planning your project communications. The Project Communication Management Plans provide you with a guide of how you will communicate with all key project stakeholders including the client and the team.  Your stakeholders are vital to your project as they provide visibility, set clear expectations of the […]

Delegation Tips for Project Managers

Filed under Becoming a PM, Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

A project manager is undoubtedly one of the busiest persons in an organization.  What makes a project manager so busy? Everything which is required for the success of the project falls under the PM’s umbrella. This makes the to-do list never-ending. Everything right from project kickoff to project closure is definitely the  PM’s job. So, […]

5 Resource Metrics that Drive Project Success

Contributed by Mahindra Gupta, PMP Human resources are the critical drivers of any project’s success. How do YOU know that you have the right resources and that your resource plan is as effective as possible? Project resource management includes tracking the performance of your resources to ensure the project is going as planned. This is […]

Creating an Effective Business Case

Filed under Becoming a PM, Best Practices, Training | Posted by MMeloni

Fred Obiero teaches us the importance of the business case and gives us some solid tips to help prepare and present a business case that shows the value of your project. In this way, your project will be recognized as an important part of your organization’s project portfolio. Before any new projects are approved and […]

Ruthless Rules for Productive Meetings

Sonali Malu helps us get the most out of our meetings by being positively ruthless. The emphasis is on positive.  Constant communication is a project manager’s main business; be it communication with peers, teams, stakeholders, supporting departments, or clients. A project manager is constantly communicating with everyone, giving advice, providing directions, negotiating, promising deliverables, and […]

7 Benefits of Passing the PMP® Exam

Filed under Becoming a PM, PMP | Posted by MMeloni

Contributed by Ram Tavva, PMP Imagine this scenario – You do an amazing job managing your first project, and your work is noticed and appreciated. In fact, your boss plans a surprise for you. It’s a party to celebrate the successful completion of your project. And now, that you have proven yourself as a project […]

5 Tips for Starting & Sustaining Relationships with Stakeholders

Filed under Becoming a PM, Communication, Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

As a project manager, you prioritize building and strengthening stakeholder relationships for good reason. Every supplier, investor, employee, and project sponsor involved shares a vested interest in the success of the project and, on a larger scale, the entire company. Author Simon Simek notes in his book that a business’s success is measured by longevity […]

10 Essential Project Management Skills You Must Have In 2021

Filed under Becoming a PM, Best Practices, Career | Posted by MMeloni

Contributed by Sara Williams Source: PeppyBiz Leadership. Financial tracking. Data management and analysis. Risk management. Organization. What are all these terms? These are just a few of the roles and responsibilities fulfilled by the project manager. Yes, you read that right. A project manager’s job is overwhelming. It is all of the roles combined into […]