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How to Navigate the Four Stages of Project Communication

Most people have seen a variation of the “Who’s on First” skit from Abbott and Costello. The premise is simple: Two people experience miscommunication about who is on the different bases on a baseball diamond, which leads to some funny results. While it can definitely be able to conjure up some laughs, miscommunication on a project can be frustrating and mean disaster for your project. In a post at Project News Today, Barry Hodge gives …

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Are You Good Enough as a Project Manager?

At the risk of sounding like a self-help video, the key to success in project management is to believe in yourself. Too many project managers feel inadequate at what they do or worry too much about their project to the point where it affects their confidence. But how can you strengthen your belief in yourself? In a post at her blog, project leadership coach Susanne Madsen gives some advice on how to increase your confidence: …

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6 Traits of Highly Effective Project Managers

Success as a project manager requires a lot more than just managing the time, budget, and requirements of your project. Companies are looking for someone who can adapt to change quickly and put the stakeholders’ needs first. You need to stand out from your peers as someone who can tick both of those boxes. So in an article for CIO.com, Moira Alexander gives six traits of the highly effective project manager: Be a strategic business …

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How to Build a Happy and Productive Team

Assembling a productive team looks like a cakewalk on paper. All you need to do is throw talented and hardworking individuals into a team and then watch the results roll in, right? But there’s a bit more work on your part as a leader to ensure your team’s success. In an article for ZDNet, Mark Samuels interviews four experts to see how you can make your team happy and productive. A-Team Building Essentials The first …

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Hackett Data on How to Get to the Digital Transformation Stage

Despite what its name may invoke, digital transformation isn’t a new take on Transformers. It is instead the name of a business moving into the new and exciting digital age that we are currently experiencing. Digital transformation has affected everything from the way we interact with customers to how our business models are structured. In an article for InformationWeek, Charles Babcock explains how to get your company to the digital transformation jump-off point using data …

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Serverless Computing: What? How?

Since “as-a-Service” has taken off in popularity, it’s seen many different spins on what the premise could apply to. The latest iteration is FaaS, also known as Function-as-a-Service or serverless. And looking at it at face value, serverless computing may seem like a bit of a head scratcher. In an article for CIO.com, Scott Fenton explains what serverless computing is and how it can affect your company. Serverless for the Win Back before serverless computing …

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Stop Using ‘Change Is Hard’ as an Excuse

It’s almost inevitable that whenever organizational change comes up in conversation that someone will say, “Change is hard.” Now while this may just seem like someone stating the obvious, we tend to treat “hard” and “failure” as the same thing. Equating these two can skew our perceptions of success, which happens way more often than we may think. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Nick Tasler tackles how our perceptions of change are ultimately …

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How Your Website Might Be Driving Visitors Away

Having the marketing in place to drive traffic to your website is tricky enough in the first place. But what happens once you’ve gotten them there? How can you retain your customers on your site? In an article for Business 2 Community, Roman Kniahynyckyj describes some ways your website might be driving away traffic. Traffic Tips for the Savvy Site When someone visits your site, the last thing they want is an autoplay video to …

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3 Strategies to Manage Change in Your Organization

Even though we are surrounded by change on a daily basis, it can be difficult to adapt to in the workplace. Not everyone is going to be open to the idea of something new taking over their daily routine, so making the transition as easy as possible for your employees should be a top priority. In an article for TechRepublic, Moira Alexander gives three strategies to help effectively manage change in your organization: Leverage technology …

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