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How to Communicate with Your Team Members Effectively
No team, no matter how large or small, can be successful without effective communication. Communication is just as essential to your project’s success as proper planning and budgeting. However, this is one of the most common areas for project managers to struggle. If you lack good communication skills, take heart – you can learn skills and make use of convenient tools. You don’t have to be...
Can Minimum Valuable Products Work in Project Management?
Where do you stand on the concept of minimum valuable products? Is MVP, as it is colloquially known, just another buzzword or is it something of value when it comes to project management? Eric Riese, who was among the first to use the term, said minimum valuable products are “that version of a new product which allows a team to collect the maximum amount of validated learning about customers...
Doing Project Management Correctly – What You Should Know
If you’re a project manager, you face a range of challenges on a daily basis. These range from minor to potentially earth shattering (or project ending). Knowing how to keep your project on track and ensure things run as smoothly as possible will benefit you, and help ensure those hurdles don’t derail your project. Here’s what you need to know. Communicate, Communicate,...
The Lord of the 7 (Project Management) Rings
Below is an excerpt from Donato Piccinno's The Ultimate It Project Manager: a Plethora of Wisdom in Achieving Executive Level-Recognition and Performance, now available on Amazon.  "Much communication in a motion / without conversation or a notion" -- "Avalon," Roxy Music. IT projects are made up of five iterative interlocking types of processes, resulting in distinct multiple catalytic...
Tips for Troubleshooting Issues within a Project
Any number of problems can arise during a project. You might encounter an issue with time tracking, or perhaps you’re unable to keep your stakeholders engaged. Perhaps you have a problematic team member, or you might be fighting with a component supplier intent on charging more than what was quoted during the planning and implementation states. Whatever problems you’re experiencing (or fear...