Tag Archives: Project Management

Communicate NOW!

Communication is the cornerstone of good project management.  Good things happen when project managers communicate!

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The Importance of Alignment in Project Management

Alignment of interests is a key trait of successful projects.  Alignment is required at several levels.  The objectives and actions of project teams must be aligned with those of the organization.  Similarly, project teams must be aligned with clients.  Proper … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading for Project Managers! The E-Myth

Over the past 20+ years, I have read few books which provided the kind of business revelations that Michael E. Gerber’s seminal work did.  His book, The E-Myth, illustrates with elegant simplicity, the fact that entrepreneurs must “work on their business”, not … Continue reading

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Project Cost Opportunities > A guide for Project Managers

1. Define test procedures. 2. Find specification ambiguities. 3. Verify delays especially during document review. Report review of submittals. 4. Determine or improve methods to increase user “lock-in”.  Suggest customizations, which would drive “lock-in”. Any features, which would increase switch- … Continue reading

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Project Management Risks

Here are some management-related risks that need to be considered on projects… Strategy Organizational / Staffing / Turnover Agency Dispute Resolution / Conflict Management Client Relations Reputation Resources Communication Information Health Safety Environmental

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Factors in the Selection of Project Managers

Selecting the right project manager is one of the most important decisions that will be made on any project.  There are no cookie-cutter templates that are available.  It really boils down to having the right person take the reigns so … Continue reading

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Change 101 for Project Managers

Change is the only constant both in nature and in project management. We are biologically structured to adapt to change and to deal with it. Good managers not only understand that change is inevitable, they expect it and are therefore, … Continue reading

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Main Themes in Project Management

MAIN THEMES Risk / Return – They need to be evaluated together.   Communication – The absolute cornerstone of effective project management. Set High Standards and Expectations for Leadership and Integrity Understand the Dynamics of The Project Office – Functional … Continue reading

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