How To Get the Best From Each Team Member

It’s not always easy to get the best from each team member. Especially when our primary focus is on project delivery. Getting the best from each team member is hard work We all know that team members are individuals and they each have their own personality quirks. Often things that really get on our nerves. … Read moreHow To Get the Best From Each Team Member

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 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?

Identify and manage issues on your project

The ability to identify and manage issues on a project is a key task for any Project Manager.

Think of issues as tasks or items to be analysed, resolved, or discussed in order to have decisions made about them. Issues are those things that come up during the life of your project, that stop it from running smoothly.

Project Managers often overlook issues, and that is when they find down the track, that their project has gone pear shaped and is way off track.

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You don’t need a project schedule

A Project schedule is a tracking tool. Project schedules also create a sense of security for your project sponsor and Project Control Board (PCB).  That is their purpose.

They are a simple tracking tool only and of no real value.  Therefore there is no real need to have one.  You can track how things are going making an estimate and report this to your PCB and sponsor.

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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

How to make EDRMS implementation easy

EDRMS

Who ever said an EDRMS implementation needs to be a difficult task?

Here are eight ways to make the task of implementation easier.

Elise Stephens from Fix My Project Chaos and I caught up to talk about ‘How to fall in love with your EDRMS implementation’, or in other words the key tips for a successful EDRMS implementation.

We had fun discussing the similarities between EDRMS implementations and relationships.

The podcast looks at key areas to focus on in your implementation, why you need to focus on them and the value of looking at these key areas.

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