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Managing the Stakeholder Attitudes That Control Your Project’s Fate

Stakeholders’ attitudes are going to drive their reactions and approaches to your project. So if you want your project to have a maximum of support, you need to observe and manage these attitudes to the best of your ability. In a post for Voices on Project Management, Lynda Bourne explains how to manage stakeholder attitudes and perceptions. Addressing Attitudes The first step is to gauge the current level of support that is behind the project. …

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How to Manage a Team Member with a Negative Attitude

In an ideal world, everyone who worked on a project would have a positive attitude about the work they were doing. But not everyone necessarily cares about their work or the environment, and it can cause issues to your project as a whole. In a post at A Girl’s Guide to Project Management, Elizabeth Harrin describes the options at your disposal to manage a team member with a negative attitude. Containing Negativity Harrin is quick …

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5 Reasons Why Your Project Manager Has No People Skills

Having a manager of people without good people skills is like having an apple pie without apples. It shouldn’t be so hard to find someone who has high emotional intelligence and communication skills, but sometimes you’re stuck in a situation where they clearly lack either. So how on earth did they get this position? In a post at his blog, author Scott Berkun explains five reasons why some managers have poor people skills: It takes …

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How to Respond to Difficult Presentation Questions

Jerry Seinfeld’s joke on how the average person would rather be in the coffin than give the eulogy at a funeral is famous because it has truth in it. People are generally scared of and avoid public speaking. It is even worse when you may have to field difficult questions from stakeholders. In a post at the Project Risk Coach, Harry Hall gives some tips on how to respond to those difficult presentation questions. Decoding …

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Looking for a Better IT Project Manager? Try the Hybrid Model

IT project management used to be a highly technical job that focused on a small set of parameters. Nowadays, with technology and innovation at the forefront of most business strategies, the project manager has had to take on more responsibility than ever before on the business side of things too. In a post for strategy+business, Matt Palmquist describes the resulting “hybrid” model of project manager and why such a manager can be so useful. Heading …

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How to Master Time Management

There seem to be a million things on a project manager’s plate, but the most important one of these is the clock. Time management is more important than the tasks themselves, but how do you manage your time properly to get the most out of it? In a post for Project Management Tips, Elizabeth Harrin explains how to go about time management. Getting Down the Timing Managing your time requires setting deadlines. These may be …

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5 Ways to Lead Your Project Team through Conflict

Despite it sounding counterintuitive, conflict can be really good for your team. Opposing ideologies can be used to help improve a project overall. This conflict model is the basis of American democracy: Two opposing ideologies use their differences to create solutions to benefit the people as a whole (Editor’s Note: maybe). But conflict needs to be handled carefully in order to get the best results. In a post for the PM Perspectives Blog, project leadership …

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5 Key Considerations When Managing Remote Project Teams

As the cloud connects us more than ever before, working remotely has thrived and grown. By 2020, it’s estimated that 34% of all full-time employees will be working remotely. Managing teams of remote employees requires a different approach than the traditional, in-house route. In an article for TechRepublic, Moira Alexander gives five considerations for managing such a team: Better managing distributed teams using secured platforms Proper security platform onboarding Managing finances Maintaining a close-knit company …

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3 Ways to Improve Lessons Learned

The “lessons learned” session seems to have become less of a tool to help ensure the success of future projects and more of a reflection on how well a project went. These sessions aren’t meant to be footnotes, but rather ways to build up knowledge and an understanding for future reference. How can we turn this around? In a post for the Association for Project Management, Karlene Agard gives some ways in which we can …

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5 Reasons Why Projects Fail and What You Can Do about It

There are countless reasons why a project may wind up failing. Many of these reasons tend to lean more towards management and higher-level reasons, like a change in company direction. These are well beyond your control, but there are some reasons for failure that are wholly within your control. In a post for Project Management Tips, Elizabeth Harrin explains some reasons why projects fail and how to handle them: Poor scheduling Weak scope management Inadequate …

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