Tag Archives: project managers

Clarity in Project Management Communication

Effective communication for project managers comes down to the ability to convey ideas, expressions and viewpoints in a clear and concise manner.  Historically, the best communicators are usually those who understand that clarity of thought is important.  They also know … Continue reading

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Negotiation for Project Managers (1)

Project managers should take a lesson from Lao Tse (Tao Te Ching) when negotiating. That which does not bend shall break. Be flexible and nimble.  Expand the zone of negotiation and make the pie bigger for all parties.

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Project Manager – The Servant-Leader

Project managers are not bosses. Instead, project managers are actually servants who must sacrifice for the good of the team; and must be willing to SERVE their teams, stakeholders and projects. Hence, the concept of the servant-manager who, in fact, … Continue reading

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Communicate NOW!

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

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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 Management and Project Leadership Training

There are so many courses and programs today on the subject of project management and project leadership.  How does an organization choose from the dizzying array?  I have some thoughts which I hope can clarify the decision-making process.  While many … Continue reading

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The Four Cs of Good Project Management Practice

So many theories on project management, so little time.  How do we distill all of the advice, ideas and principles into an elegant summary?  In the real world, we know that there are no packaged solutions for complex problems.  There … Continue reading

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Processes and Interfaces

A business is largely a collection of integrated processes.  This applies to projects as well. Integrated processes have interfaces and these interfaces are dynamic and complex.   Interfaces are the points at which risks are significant; the management of interfaces is an important function … Continue reading

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Commercializing New Technologies > A Project Manager's Viewpoint

As project managers, we are on the front lines of new process developments and the deployment of new technologies.  We are tasked with managing in changing environments, and asked to stretch our skill sets to include an understanding of business imperatives in addition to leading people … 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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