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How to Avoid Being an Anti-Social Project Manager
When it comes to project management, communication is critical; and part of easing communication across a team is involves being… social. So where does one start? Allow team members to contribute to project schedules When it comes to deciding on deliverables and timelines, get the team involved. This will foster an increased ownership and help improve the likelihood of the deadlines being...
Common Mistakes that Plague Projects and How to Avoid Them: Part 2
In Part 1 of this article, we looked at some of the common mistakes that plague projects. While these mistakes are common, addressing them can play a major role in whether a project is successful or goes down as a massive failure. Why do projects go bad? What are some ways to avoid project mistakes? Here are a number of ways to avoid mistakes that include: Choose the right project...
Knowing Your Options in Project Management Software
Having access to the right software is vital to successfully managing and concluding a project. Software offers powerful tools and capabilities, from better communication to easier understanding of trends and better risk management. However, not all software is created equal – you need to know a bit more about what features to look for in a software package or app. Is It Proprietary? Most...
The Principles of PRINCE2
You might be just getting started in project management. If this is you, you might want to consider a particular process-based methodology for project management. PRINCE2 is an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments. Although the UK government widely recognizes PRINCE2, it is also widely used in the private sector and worldwide. PRINCE2 was established through user-based improvements...
Common Mistakes that Plague Projects and How to Avoid Them: Part 1
As someone who was thrown into the deep end for managing projects, I often wondered if it was just me or if other project managers made any of the same mistakes. That said, the mistakes weren't the be all and end all, and didn't involve anyone dying--always a good thing--but I would wonder if anything could have been done better. What were my mistakes? Were there any ways I could avoid them?...