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

Smarter ways to manage multiple tasks

productivity management

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 moreSmarter ways to manage multiple tasks

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.

Team Tactics #1

Here is the first in a series on Team Tactics. Let’s look at a way to create more team cohesion where there is a mix of external and internal team members who aren’t getting along. These Team Tactics tips will give you some real ideas to implement to support better teamwork.

The importance of project foundations

What do I mean by the importance of project foundations?  In this weeks episode of Project Management Insights, I explain what the foundations of a good project are and why they are necessary.  I explain the pieces of the necessary foundation.  Will your project crumble when you don’t have a strong foundation in place?

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

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

What core competencies are you missing as a Project Manager?

In this first episode of Project Management Insights, I ask you to look at the core competencies you might be missing that will make a difference to you undertaking your role.  I talk about the interpersonal skills of leadership, team building, motivation, communication, influencing, decision making, political and cultural awareness and negotiation. The aim is … Read moreWhat core competencies are you missing as a Project Manager?

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