Project Management Confidence

Project Management Confidence If you have been a project manager for any length of time, your confidence has probably been shaken at some point.  When this happens, it can result in a lack of confidence in yourself.  This lack of confidence hurts you, but it also hurts your team members who need you to be confident. You’re their leader after all, and they want you to have strong self-esteem, a vision and the confidence to lead. Obsessing over our personal and organizational shortcomings can trap us. We may think that obsessing is good, that it helps us truly learn from our past mistakes. But, if you are not careful, it… Read More

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Six Trends in Store for Project Management (Part 2)

In my first blog post exploring trends in project management, we looked at employment trends and trends in new ways of learning.  In this second post let’s explore two more trends including emerging tools, artificial intelligence and the changing face of teams.   Emerging Tools/ Artificial Intelligence It seems like there is an app for everything and project management is no exception.  I cannot tell you how frustrating it is as a project manager to get bogged down with simple repetitive tasks that are tedious and boring. Enter AI – you hear it being discussed everywhere and it’s only going to become more pervasive.  “An Accenture survey of 2,000 top-level… Read More

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Are You Striving to be a Better Project Manager?

Seven Helpful Tips Let’s face it, we all want to be the best that we can be. But, sometimes we need to take a breath and make sure we are doing the things we need to do to help us be at our best.  Here are seven helpful tips as you strive to be a better project manager. Take Care of Yourself Physically and Emotionally Tom Peters says that every project deserves to be a “Wow” project. So if you don’t start each new project thinking, “I can’t wait to get going on this project!” you are doing your project a disservice, and you probably need to recharge your batteries. Your lack… Read More

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Personal Time Management

Personal Time Management is a subset of project time management, but an important topic for project managers where tips can be tremendously useful.  Our brains need to focus and remember in order to be productive in our work. So with today’s technology, how do we discipline ourselves to focus until we complete a task? Here’s some great tips: Separate the projects from the tasks on your to-do list.  Projects do not belong in your task list. Projects will have surprises, and need to be broken down into tasks to be worked (which do go on the task list).  Tasks take less than a few hours, and can be completed alone in one sitting. If… Read More

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