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, […]

Morale Building Involves Mind, Body and Spirit

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There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. – John Holmes When your morale needs a boost, what makes you feel better? Hopefully you know at least one individual who helps you feel better when your spirits are lagging. That go-to person who always helps clear away the […]

Introducing the Ivy Podcast

Filed under Best Practices, Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

You might already be a fan of the Ivy Podcast. Many people are. The Ivy Podcast specializes in providing lessons learned from executives across multiple industries.. Topics include innovation and strategy, digital transformation, company culture, and of course, project management! Earlier this month, I was invited by Fred Obiero, one of the hosts of the […]

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 […]

Who is Your First Chair?

Filed under Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

“An orchestra full of stars can be a disaster.” – Kurt Masur An orchestra has a conductor and a first chair or concertmaster. There is considerable recognition and prestige that come with being the conductor or with being the first chair. In dysfunctional situations, each might consider his or herself to be the star of […]

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 […]