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My is a staff writer for AITS. She has a varied background in writing and marketing, having previously worked for the World & Vietnam Report among others.

February, 2017

  • 6 February

    5 Mistakes Every Project Manager Should Avoid

    Making mistakes is a part of life—we are humans, we have weaknesses, and we make mistakes. However, you don’t want to make mistakes on a regular basis, as people’s forgiveness and patience are limited. Especially if you have a leadership position like a project manager, making mistakes will cost you and other people time, money, and efforts. Writing at A Girl’s Guide to Project Management, Elizabeth Harrin points out some common mistakes that project managers ...

  • 6 February

    5 Challenges for International Projects

    You may get excited at the idea of working with international colleagues or partners for a project. Sure, you get to know people from other continents who speak different languages and have distinctive customs. However, don’t expect too much, as there can be lots of latent obstacles involved. In a post at the Lazy Project’s Manager Blog, Peter Taylor describes five common challenges of working in an international project: Distance Language Corporate culture Time zones Access ...

  • 3 February

    The Gold Standard Rules for Planning

    Everyone has been involved in the process of planning something, whether a big-scale occasion like a product launch ceremony or something small like a birthday party. Having excellent event management planning skills is vital for any successful event or project, as things don’t happen in order themselves. For many people, even when they sit down and plan things out, certain things can still get screwed up. As such, learning the rules of planning effectively is ...

  • 3 February

    4 Key IT Trends for CIOs in 2017

    The new year comes with new resolutions for CIOs. Innovation is the key in technology, but CIOs should aim for something that drives their companies and leaves other competitors behind. Mark Campbell at the Enterprisers Project points out four hot IT trends that CIOs should focus on in this year: Enhancing cybersecurity Better data visualization Using containers to improve other IT layers Adopting one single storage system to back up data Keep Up with the ...

  • 3 February

    Bad Bosses and How to Deal with Them

    Some people rule with charisma, others by fear. You don’t always work with good bosses who care about your well-being and give you honeysweet words. Most people with lots of work experience have at least once dealt with a bad boss. In a post for Fear No Project, Dr. Karen McGraw says that she is not an exception. She categorizes different kinds of bad bosses you may encounter in the workplace: The Bully Boss: those ...

  • 1 February

    4 Ways to Create a Happy and Creative Team

    Being happy at work matters. When people are happier, they work harder. However, this still remains an ideal scenario for many companies, especially if their CIOs don’t know how to pry creativity out of workers and push for digital transformation. In an article for ZDNet, Mark Samuels shares a few tips on what CIOs can do to create a happy organization: Let people know that their work matters. Show them how IT can change with ...

  • 1 February

    How to Improve Your Default Response to Stress

    Everyone feels stressed at times. And there are times in our lives when we are pushed to the limit with great tension. It would be intolerant if we don’t know how to reduce and respond to stress in the right way. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Michelle Gielan categorizes people based on their response to stress into three specific groups: Venters: highly expressive people who are open about stressful events in their lives, ...

January, 2017

  • 30 January

    Top 3 Values that Keep IT Project Managers ‘Good’

    It’s not easy to be project manager, and it’s even harder to be a good one. Being a good project manager doesn’t simply mean telling your team members what to do and completing your jobs on time, and it takes more than that to stand out at work. David Cotgreave says at CIO.com that, in order to be “good” and avoid mediocrity, project managers ought to have these qualities: Do what you say you are ...

  • 30 January

    3 Tips for Capping Meetings at 30 Minutes

    Meetings are unavoidable in the workplace, but they can be a slow death in many cases. Long meetings, and too many meetings, can especially exhaust people and lead to work dissatisfaction. In an article for TechRepublic, Mary Shacklett reports that the most common complaints about meetings surround no decisions being made, meetings being disorganized, or meetings dominated by certain individuals. In order to improve the quality of meetings, Shacklett shares the idea of “the 30-minute ...

  • 30 January

    4 Ways Leaders Can Make Subordinates Feel Included!

    Not all leaders and employees get on well with each other in the workplace, especially when leaders are often bossy and dictatorial, and employees feel stressed out and disrespected. The result is lower levels of productivity and more constraints in working environment. This doesn’t benefit leaders or employees, but leaders can actually improve the situation for the sake of their project. Susanne Madsen in a PM Perspectives Blog post suggests that making employees feel included ...

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