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Project Management Best Practices

What does Kindness have to do with Motivation?

Filed under Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

Some of your team members are motivated by the need to feel connected. If you have studied motivational theories, then you have come across McClelland’s theory. This theory basically states that people tend to be motivated either by a need for power, a need for affiliation, or a need for achievement. To be more accurate, […]

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 […]

The Best Speech You Will Ever Regret

Filed under Communication, Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

Speak when you are angry, and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” Ambrose Bierce You just gave one of your most eloquent speeches. You were inspired, you were passionate, you were a bit witty, and you had the attention of everyone around you. Your words evoked strong emotion in others.  Unfortunately, […]

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 […]

Shifts in Project Management Post COVID-19

By Luke Smith Is there an aspect of work that COVID-19 has not changed? For project managers, likely not. New processes for remote work, changes in company structure and composition, and trends in management strategies overall will define the modern workplace. But project managers can successfully navigate these shifts. With the tools and strategies available […]

What is the ROI of a Project Management Tool?

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

At work, we are constantly juggling tasks, people, meetings, and projects all at once. With all of these moving parts, communication and organization can become difficult. Project management software can be a great solution to staying on top of tasks in a busy workplace. But what is the return on investment of project management? Is […]

Turn Your Disagreeing Team Into A High Performing Team

Why was Joe putting so much effort into the decision-making process and the outcome of that process? He had a high-performing team. This was a team that worked well together and met challenging goals. A team who could argue and then break into laughter. This time the team felt a bit more passionate about the issue at hand. The divide seemed a bit deeper than during any of their previous disagreements

Four Tools for Building Your Leadership Skills

Filed under Leadership, Tools | Posted by MMeloni

No matter how experienced you are. No matter how many projects you have managed or teams that you have led, you can always brush up on your leadership skills. While it continues to be important for you to model responsible behavior to your teams, other ways to lead may vary in their necessity. For example, in 2020 the need to lead virtual teams, and inspire work from home employees has moved to the top of desirable skills. The good news is that you can always learn and change and grow.

Psychology for Project Managers

Filed under Becoming a PM, Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent
psychological project management

A successful project manager is expected to be able to deal with all these aspects of human behaviour, to take them into account in his project management and steer accordingly. Hence, a project manager must not only be well versed in project management methods, economic issues, economic goals and project organisation, but also in psychological aspects of human cooperation within the project environment.