Track Project Assumptions To Succeed

If you track project assumptions you are more likely to succeed. Have you stopped to consider the value of assumptions to your project?  They may not have been something that you seriously consider. And yet, there is value in taking them seriously. The assumptions that people make can either support success or create problems for … Read moreTrack Project Assumptions To Succeed

3 Reasons You Have Schedule Problems

There are of course many reasons why you have schedule problems, today I’m going to talk about three of them. These three problems can impact successful project delivery as each impacts your delivery outcome. How is your resource allocation? Are you over allocating your project resources time?  It’s an easy enough thing to do, especially … Read more3 Reasons You Have Schedule Problems

How to Estimate Time On a Project

As you start to estimate time on a project ask yourself ‘Am I clear on what needs to be delivered’. The analogy here is ‘Start with the end in mind.’ What are you delivering and what tasks must be completed? Then develop a list of tasks, including linking the dependencies. From there it is time … Read moreHow to Estimate Time On a Project

Manage Multiple Tasks the Smarter Way

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How’s your ability to manage multiple tasks? Here’s an infographic that might support you to manage your time differently when you wear multiple hats. You know the hats I’m talking about – father, partner, boyfriend, son, mate, team player, sports enthusiast.  Each of these ‘roles’ or ‘hats’ has expectations and time requirements attached to them. … Read moreManage Multiple Tasks the Smarter Way

25 Tips for Managing Virtual Teams

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Do you struggle with managing virtual teams? This team or teams may also just be remote. It is often not easy due to time differences language barriers cultural differences The team at Time Doctor have put together this list of 25 tips that might assist you. I especially love the tips relating to ‘Communication.’  You … Read more25 Tips for Managing Virtual Teams

How Clear is Your Communication?

Have you stopped to consider how clear your communication is? You may not even realise that your communication is not clear. Here are four ways things that you may be doing which are impacting on your message. Change them and you will be clearer. Being clearer leads to less conflict, less stress, and more productivity.

Ways to manage your Project Sponsor

Have you considered how you can strengthen your relationship with your Project Sponsor?  In this episode of Project Management Insights, I offer you ways to go about gaining a valuable understanding of your sponsor and what works for them. It’s all about setting up a win/win situation so that they get what they need, and … Read moreWays to manage your Project Sponsor

Is your vendor overspending?

Tracking a project budget is one of the key responsibilities of a Project Manager. Vendor overspending can be one way that a project budget can very quickly end up looking like a train wreck.  Overspending can occur quickly, as work is being carried out on a daily basis. Do you have the monitoring and tracking … Read moreIs your vendor overspending?

Why it is of value to pick up the phone

Pick up the phone to talk to your team members rather than send an email. How many times have you sent an email to another team member and not received a reply?  Many I am guessing. And as a Project Manager it is frustrating. Why? Because we have a schedule to adhere to. We need … Read moreWhy it is of value to pick up the phone

How to Rebuild Trust With Your Project Team

Would you know how to rebuild trust with your project team? Trust is a big thing, especially in the relationships that we have with our team.  It is essential to have the type of relationship where people will go the extra mile for you, no matter what.  They trust that you will deliver for them, … Read moreHow to Rebuild Trust With Your Project Team

The value of exception reporting

In this week’s Project Management Insights episode I talk to you about the value of exception reporting. I explain what it is and why it is valuable. In order to use exception reporting on your project, you need to have the trust of your Executives, your Project Sponsor or Owner and the Project Control Board. When … Read moreThe value of exception reporting

Why project change management is important

Let’s talk about why project change management is important for your project success.  If you don’t change the behaviour of the people impacted by your project, the ROI or Return On Investment that was laid down in your Business Case won’t be realised. Change management is a key part of successful project delivery.  You can … Read moreWhy project change management is important

Project Management Insights Podcast

The Project Management Insights Podcast is published weekly. It contains tips on different topic areas of interest to you as a Project Manager. In each podcast, I share my own insights and things that have worked well for me. This includes insights and information on improving your people management and communication skills. I also share … Read moreProject Management Insights Podcast

What Project Manager competencies are you missing?

What Project Manager competencies do you need to be successful as a leader and manager of a project? PMBOK has a list of them that are across competencies related to the ‘soft skills’ of people management. Work with this list to assess any weaknesses you have. ————————————————— Download the FREE SWOT Template to undertake your … Read moreWhat Project Manager competencies are you missing?

Tips for collaborating with your project team

In this week’s Project Management Insights episode I provide you with useful tips for collaborating with your project team.  Do you understand the way that people take in information and how this might impact the way that they collaborate? I explain different learning styles and how you can understand the best way to interact with each individual team … Read moreTips for collaborating with your project team