Defining Success, The Project Mantra

by Cindy Coan Success is a perception. This may be a little hard for a project manager to understand.  You can clearly see if you met your goals.   Unfortunately, perception matters.  You can deliver each objective on-time, on budget and still some project sponsors will not be happy with the results.   It can be well … Continue reading Defining Success, The Project Mantra

The Project Management Tool You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Branding, a process used by marketers, can also be used internally to build excitement for projects. Branding. Usually only marketing teams think about brand building and how to create an atmosphere around a product or service.... Read full article at the publisher's site:

4 Secrets to Building a Portfolio That’ll Make Everyone Want to Hire You

That’s why having an online portfolio is so great. Whether you’re trying to attract new customers, give employers a feel for your skills, enhance your personal brand, or make yourself more visible on the web, a site that showcases your work will help you accomplish your goal.... Read full article at the publisher's site:

How To Automate A Gantt-Geared Project Roadmap: Elegantt For Trello

A roadmap is a visual representation of a project’s timeline of development. It not only delivers the project’s big picture, but it also allows you to share a strategic vision with your team.... Read full article at the publisher's site:

How Effective is Bullet Journaling for Project Managers?

One of the great benefits of the Bullet Journal is its ability to be flexible enough to work for people in many professions. That’s one of the reasons I began uniting a community of Bullet Journal professionals.... Read full article at the publisher's site:

New Findings: Project Managers Play Significant Role in Enterprise-Level Benefits Realization

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to findings from the Project Management Institute’s 2016 Pulse of the Profession®In-Depth Report - Delivering Value: Focus on Benefits During Project Execution, many organizations are not yet mature with their benefits realization practices, which expos... Read full article at the publisher's site:

What Great Managers Do Daily

So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job.... Read full article … Continue reading What Great Managers Do Daily

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”... Read full article at the publisher's site:

Tribal Leadership: The Key To Building Great Teams

Have you ever wondered about internal organization dynamics and why some groups of people (who aren't on the same team) are more successful than others? Why different “tribes” inside the organization seem to be at war with one another lowering performance in increasing politics? Why certain gro... Read full article at the publisher's site:

How to Hack Your Brain for Insane Focus and Productivity, According to Harvard Research

The science-backed tips to destroy distractions and stay productive in the digital age. Studies indicate that most of us have incredibly short attention spans (in fact, some have found that we have shorter attention spans than goldfish), and it’s only getting worse.... Read full article at the publisher's site:

In a Difficult Conversation, Listen More Than You Talk

When Jared walked into a meeting to discuss a new marketing approach for a product, the conversation didn’t play out well. Five minutes into the dialogue, the product manager, Françoise, started interrupting him with questions he was planning to address later in the pitch.... Read full article at the publisher's site: