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Resource management is defined as the efficient and effective deployment of an organization's resources when they are needed. There are 3 main elements to resource management: The People. The fact that people are ultimately responsible for project success is the most important thing to rem... (more)
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"Dear Angela, what are some common project manager mistakes?" Skipping Ahead Skipping ahead to start a project without good project initiation and requirements gathering is the biggest and possibly the most common mistake PMs can make! Whether press from key stakeholders or general lack of ... (more)
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"Dear Angela, what are some volunteer roles I can utilize for a more hands-on PM experience?" At the very base level, a Project Manager is a coordinator of people and the activities they need to perform or complete. Someday you might manage hundreds of people at one time towards a common goal b... (more)
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"Dear Angela, what are some tips for implementing hybrid methodologies (Agile/Waterfall) to my organization?" I’m sure there are still some companies out there somewhere that only use one project management methodology but I’d be willing to bet if they look closely, even they are really hybri... (more)
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The VirtualPM team is made up of 8 unique VirtualPMs, each with their own unique personality. Here's how you can change your VirtualPM in PI® Follow these five easy steps:1. Log in to your PI 2. In the upper right hand corner, click on your name to reveal a drop down menu 3. Click "Edit Preference... (more)
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"Dear Angela, how can I secure a PM role when transitioning careers?" The way to do this is to demonstrate that you've been using project management in your daily life and previous jobs. Even though your title wasn't PM, you probably did things that PMs do. Pull out those similarities and pre... (more)
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"Dear Angela, what are some strategies I can use to ensure a smooth change management process?" Change is hard. Even those who like "changing things up" will admit that it can be tough. Change management is defined as "the management of change and development within a business or similar orga... (more)
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"Dear Angela, what are 5 essential PM skills?" This sounds like a fun one! 1. Communication Not a surprise, right? You need to be able to listen and convert what you hear into actionable steps. You also must be able to talk and write effectively. You have to be able to get your points acr... (more)
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"Dear Angela, what are some of the best practices I can use to develop excellent customer relationships?" Listen. Know their business. Understand the cycle. Did you ever get the feeling the person you are talking to isn’t listening? They hear you but they aren’t listening. Customers gene... (more)
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"Dear Angela, as a PM, what are some resources and tools I can use to help develop my team?" Wow, that’s a BIG question. I’d need to ask you some things to get down to the perfect response but since I can’t do that, I’ll make some assumptions. Let’s assume you work at a Fortune 500 com... (more)
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