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.  

In this Project Management Insights podcast, I explain why it’s of more value, both in time and in team cohesion.

How to rebuild trust with your project team

In this episode of Project Management Insights, I talk to you about how to rebuild trust in your project team and why it is important.
We look at personal trust as well as key things you can do to rebuild trust.

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?

Why conflict on a project team is great

In this episode of Project Management Insights, I explain why conflict on a project team is great.  

Let’s talk about what it means when there is conflict, why it is a positive thing to have, and not the negative that it is usually seen as.

I also explain how it benefits everyone on the team to have conflict.

Tips for making risk management easy

In this week’s Project Management Insights episode I talk about ways to make risk management easy.  

Too often it is seen as a task that is only the responsibility of the PM.  Why not get everyone involved?  Why not have them feel that it is an important part of their role working on the project?

Winning with 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 you get what you need.  They get to trust you and know that you are capable and able to do your job, and you get the ability to do that, your job, without interference.

The value of exception reporting

In this week’s Project Management Insights episode I talk to you about exception reporting; what it is and why it is valuable.  In order to have 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 you do, exception reporting makes your life and your relationships easier.

Why change management is important for your project success

In this Project Management Insights episode, I talk to you about why change management is important for your project success.  If you don’t change the behaviour of the people impacted by your project, the ROI that was laid down in your Business Case won’t be realised.

Change management is a key part of successful project delivery.  You can have a separate Change Manager work with you, or learn how to manage this yourself.

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 member.

What are the core skills you are missing as a Project Manager?

In this first episode of Project Management Insights, I ask you to look at the core skills 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 to get you to undertake a Strengths & Weaknesses assessment of these skills to understand which ones you need support with.
Then understand what Opportunities are available to you to improve those skills.  Finally, I ask you to look at which of these skills Threatens your ability to do your job well.

Download the FREE SWOT Template to undertake your own Skills Assessment.