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Elusive Time Management…

How do we effectively use the minutes, hours and days available to accomplish our goals in the most effective way?  We learn to get better at time management. But what does that really mean to a Project Manager and their daily management of projects and project teams.  Do you find yourself constantly working under fire? Have you come to the end of the day and felt like you have accomplished nothing but answering emails? It’s not uncommon for Project Managers to find that they ended up working their project communications through email all day.  Wouldn’t you like to have a well laid out plan for your day where you focus… 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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