Category: Project Leadership

Business Acumen: Seeing the Big Picture

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by Jeff Collins

Business acumen is about seeing the big picture and recognizing that all decisions, no matter how small, can influence the bottom line. It can influence your whole organization and provide that additional edge that will lead to success. Business acumen requires an understanding of finance, strategy, and decision making. However, most managers and employees are…

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9 Things Great Project Leaders Do Every Day

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by Jeff Collins

The following excerpt is from an article found on CIO.com, written by Moira Alexander. Every project leader is different, from their thought processes to their daily interactions, but there are a few things that great ones do every day that just might set them apart from the rest. Great Project Leaders Make Waves Making waves…

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3 Tips for Hiring the Right Project Managers

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by Innovative Management Solutions

The importance of hiring the right project manager cannot be overstated enough. The project manager won’t necessarily be doing every last bit of work with regards to a project, but he or she will be the leader who takes the reigns of the proverbial ship and makes sure that everything is coming in on time…

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5 Signs You Are A Strong Project Leader

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Project managers have a duty to ensure the success of a given project. However, you may be unaware of how you can know you are a strong project manager. Ultimately, these scenarios represent your abilities in this role. The following five scenarios are identifying markers of strong project managers. Strong Project Managers Have PMP Certification. A strong…

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5 Must-Know Project Management Techniques For Your Project Team

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by Innovative Management Solutions

Project management presents a bigger challenge than just telling everyone on the team to do things a certain way. People that are not used to working within a formal structure and framework can sometimes rebel when they are asked to do it for the first time. These people will first tend to get negative and…

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4 Characteristics of a High-Performing Project Management Team

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A high-performing project management team brings with it a wide range of different benefits that can’t be ignored. For starters, it allows you to always make sure that your team is moving forward and that everyone is on the same page, regardless of the pace that your current project has taken. It also allows you…

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4 Steps For Better Project Delegation

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by Joe Somerville

As a project manager, it’s easy to feel solely responsible for the overall outcome of the project. Project managers are often held accountable if the project fails or succeeds, which is often stressful. However, the project manager must be willing to delegate responsibilities to members of the project management team if all aspects of the…

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3 Strategies that Will Help Motivate Your Project Management Team

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Projects may span months, years, and decades. Throughout the duration of large-scale projects, your project management team can quickly become tired, lose interest, and fail to see the true benefit of your project. Unfortunately, these factors contribute to missed deadlines, problems in the workplace, and failure of the project. However, a strong project manager knows…

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3 Challenges a PMO Will Experience

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by Joe Somerville

Project management is filled with obstacles and challenges in the successful completion of a given project. Although many of these challenges possess unique characteristics to each project’s respective industry, project management offices (PMOs) will face three common problems. Take a look at what these challenges are and how they can be reduced to improve the…

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