Category Archives: Becoming a PM

Becoming a PM

Liberal Studies for Better Leadership

Filed under Becoming a PM, Training | Posted by MMeloni

Professionals, project managers included, have felt a strong need to upskill for career development since the pandemic began. Leaders who lacked key skills for a heavily-digital future found themselves less likely to get new jobs or be assigned vital projects without those capabilities. Many companies and organizations are also placing emphasis on continuous learning for […]

Things Your WBS Does NOT DO

Filed under Becoming a PM, Tools, Training | Posted by MMeloni

The work breakdown structure (WBS) is such a useful tool. And truthfully, once I learned about it, I wondered how I had managed without it. I stumbled into project management. I definitely did not know what I did not know. One day, a group of consultants were walking us through some project planning techniques, and […]

Back by Popular Demand: Mindfulness and Compassionate Leadership

Filed under Becoming a PM | Posted by MMeloni

A FREE Webinar on April 25, 2022, at 5:30 pm Pacific With Dr. Ehssan Sakhaee and Dr, Margaret Meloni (your pmStudent Community Leader) Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mindfulness-and-compassion-leadership-for-the-new-normal-tickets-310246213777 Use code LEADWITHCOMPASSION to attend for free. Mindful and Compassionate Leadership in the New Normal The recent pandemic has caused major shifts in our organisations and teams, requiring rapid […]

Six Steps to an Effective Workflow

Filed under Best Practices, Techniques, Training | Posted by MMeloni

In her previous article, You Need a Project Workflow, pmStudent contributor Sara Sparrow taught us how a project workflow helps manage risks, increases team efficiency, and brings clarity to project work. In this helpful follow-up, Sara gives us tips on how to create your project workflow. Start At The End Believe it or not, when […]

7 Project Management Podcasts To Boost Your Skills!

Filed under Training | Posted by MMeloni

There really is a podcast for everything these days, and project management is no exception. If you’re trying to improve your work, then you can try listening to these podcasts. They’re full of useful information, updates, and experiences that you can use to improve and elevate your own work. And you can earn PDUs (professional […]

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, […]