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

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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

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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 […]

What Are You Doing With Your Commute Time?

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by Kevin Eikenberry As you read the title of this article if you are thinking, “What commute? I don’t have one anymore,” I hope you will read on, and read carefully. And if you lead a team that became remote workers last year, this is for you too – even if you are still going […]

4 Change Management Tools Every Leader Should Note

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Contributed by Riley Clark “The times – they are a-changin’”, Bob Dylan sang in one of his most notable songs ever. And indeed, they are. So, it’s absolutely critical for every person to learn to adapt to these changes. The idea also applies both to businesses and personal lives. Yet, most people are resistant to […]

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