Guests

How to Effectively Communicate as a Project Manager

July 30, 2014

This is a guest article from Drexel University by Beth Sager. As a project manager, communication is key to the success of your team. Whether your team is working on an in-house project or one for an outside client, knowing what to communicate and when to communicate will make all the difference and keep misunderstandings […]

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3 Challenges for Project Success

June 23, 2014

Last week I shared an infographic from The Access Group. In this article, guest contributor Piers McLeish explains more about the data behind the headlines. Following a recent survey we looked at areas for improvement, where a lack of visibility over data is causing problems as well as the most important features and factors key […]

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How to Know if Your Project Goals Are Realistic

May 19, 2014

This is a guest post by Jordan Melson from Technology Advice. We all have a pretty good mental picture of what the workplace looks like when an important project flies right off the tracks. Phones ringing, notes tacked everywhere, people darting to and from cubicles and offices… The image isn’t a pretty one, and probably […]

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What Project Managers really need to know about leadership

May 7, 2014

This is a guest post by Martin Webster from leadershipthoughts.com. Search for project management training on Google and you’ll find lots of courses on the topic. Many refer to APMP, MSP, PRINCE2 or even agile project management. What most have in common is an emphasis on project management accreditation, project planning, risk management, reporting progress, […]

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5 Strategies for Building New Productivity Habits in Your Project Team

April 16, 2014

This is a guest post by Andrew Filev is the founder and CEO of Wrike. Various studies show that we spend about 45% of our time every day on habitual actions. People all have different work styles, but, as my experience shows, an important soft skill for a project manager is to help his employees […]

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5 ways to boost your team’s creativity

April 14, 2014

This is a guest article from Alina Vrabie from Sandglaz. Creativity is the cornerstone of innovation. It’s what takes your work from average to outstanding. And we have creativity to thank for great products, services and ideas. Sometimes, your team is facing a creative block and they clearly need a creativity boost. At other times, […]

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Managing Auditability (and other non-functional, non-technical requirements)

March 31, 2014

This is a guest post by Dave Gordon. One of the most common causes for IT projects to slip into “troubled” status is missed requirements. In many cases, this is because the subject matter experts don’t think of all at the functional requirements at the beginning of the design stage. In other cases, technical requirements […]

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12 ways to create positive energy on projects

March 26, 2014

This is a guest post by Anna Erdmanska, PMP. Do you love managing projects? I assume yes – if you are reading this blog. Still, projects are about people and the fact that you are enjoying your job as a project manager does not mean that everyone in your project team feels the same. A […]

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The XY Factor in HTML: How the fairer sex fares in digital project management

December 2, 2013

This is a guest post by Lee Carnihan. After more than ten years working in digital I’ve met a dozen or so female project managers but only two female web developers. Yes, two. I can still remember their names. Laura and Tanya. My anecdotal experience, sadly, seems to confirm the statistical reality that women in […]

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My most complex project (and why I didn’t use a Gantt chart to manage it)

September 16, 2013

This is a guest post by Michael Vernik, Co-founder and CEO of DigiSpoke. In previous roles, I was responsible for overseeing the launch and maintenance of a number of massive websites and applications. If asked which I thought was most difficult to orchestrate, several instantly come to mind. One of which I’d like to share […]

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