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5 Important Tips for Motivating Project Management Teams
Keeping your team focused and moving forward with your project is vital, but it can be hard to do. Motivation is the key here, and a lack of it can spell doom for any project, regardless of scope, budget or duration. For project managers, one of the most important things to understand is how to properly motivate your team to keep them on track. How do you do that? Here are 5 important project...
Tips on Setting Qualifications for Team Members
No matter how skilled you are as a project manager, you cannot be successful without a good team. However, building that team can be very challenging. All too often, project managers find that they have a few bad apples in the bunch – whether it’s team members who simply cannot work together, that take too much time off work or lack the necessary experience and skills for the project. The...
How to Beat Project Deadline Stress: Part 1
It's an inevitable part of managing a project: deadlines. The problem with deadlines is that they often can come with associated stress, especially if deadlines keep changing or have been inordinately short to begin with. This doesn't happen occasionally, but has become more and more pervasive as management wants projects done as quickly as possible. As a result, teams feel the stress and get all...
What Makes a Great Project Manager?
Project management has become a vital part of virtually every industry on the face of the planet, from IT to manufacturing and everything in between. Even businesses that many people wouldn’t think needed this type of program find that not only does it offer immense value, but it’s vital for their survival. In all of this, there is one constant – the need for good project managers to lead...
Agile Project Management Methods for ERP: Part 2
In Part 1 of our Agile Project Management Methods for ERP, we looked at how ERP development brings with it constant change and re-evaluations of  business processes and their technologies. In using project management methods for ERP deployments, you will need to add agility and adaptability to support those technologies and processes. In addition, if you use agility in ERP, you can expect...