How To Become A Better Project Manager

Filed under Becoming a PM | Posted by MMeloni

It’s tough to define what makes an “excellent” project manager. Every organization has a unique definition of the title and the position. Nevertheless, nearly every industry needs project managers.  A project manager’s job is both simple and complex. It is simple because you don’t need a specialty like design skills or technical prowess. It is […]

The Cost of Misrepresentation: Lessons Learned from a Project Manager’s Lack of Self-Awareness

Filed under Leadership, Lessons Learned | Posted by MMeloni

Picture this: a project manager walks into a room to facilitate his first meeting with a new team. After 90 minutes, the meeting ends, but the aftermath is less than desirable. The director of the project office is worried about another bad hire, the technical lead is disappointed in the project manager’s lack of organizational […]

Building Bridges, Not Walls: Navigating Productive Debates to Strengthen Team Unity

Filed under Communication, Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

In any team, disagreements are bound to arise – it’s a natural part of collaboration. However, the way you handle these conflicts can make all the difference in maintaining a harmonious work environment and achieving fruitful outcomes. Let’s explore effective strategies and practical tips to set your team up for success, ensuring that everyone’s voices […]

Embrace the Unknown: The Power of Project Risk Management

Filed under Risk | Posted by MMeloni

As Theodore Rubin said, “The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.” This quote serves as a reminder of the importance of risk management. In any project or endeavor, it is natural for issues to arise. However, instead of being surprised or […]

Effective Project Communication: The Crucial Role of Senders and Receivers

“But communication is two-sided – vital and profound communication makes demands also on those who are to receive it… demands in the sense of concentration, of genuine effort to receive what is being communicated.” Roger Sessions In any communication, both the sender and the receiver have a crucial role to play. It’s not just about […]