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Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices

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You wake up early in the morning. You quickly get your coffee, eat a light breakfast, and go to work. You do your best to complete all tasks on time, but you always seem to struggle with that. You see that one special employee, who manages to complete much more work than everyone else, ... (more)
by: Joe McLean in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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Ambiguity is a communication issue and a principle cause of difficulty in managing and performing projects. For example, in a large business process improvement project a lack of clarity regarding the role of the business unit's staff was the cause of unnecessary conflict. Defining the roles of ... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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Communication is the life blood of projects. It is through communication that we plan, manage expectations, change, risk, conflict and any other aspect of the project requiring collaboration. We can break communication into two categories, formal and informal. Knowing the difference and using... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Communication   
Project managers are seeing their roles evolve to include that of change manager. This shouldn’t surprise anyone as the function of both of these roles are similar - to ensure that a project delivers on its goals. Tim Creasey at change management solutions company, Procsi, notes that the disting... (more)
by: Bonnie McDonald in:    Project Management   
Today, businesses have become more diverse than ever, with people from various backgrounds & cultures adding immense value to every organization. In fact, workplace diversity enables project managers to leverage new skills and methods to solve problems. It also improves creativity by fostering d... (more)
by: Sreeram Sreenivasan in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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The success of your business depends on the productivity of your employees. You want motivated people in your team. You need them to maintain high levels of efficiency, especially when you’re pressured by deadlines. That’s an interesting situation. People usually perceive deadlines as too pressu... (more)
by: Olivia Ryan in:    Leadership   
This article explores how to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of meetings needed to manage a project; balancing to make sure we are not creating obstacles to getting work done by individuals and coming together for meaningful communication and collaboration. Meetings are events... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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The Right Level of Detail for Different Types of Stakeholders Communication is the key to project success. In project management, effective communication relies on an awareness of the way stakeholders consume information and how they exchange ideas, facts and opinions while they plan, resolve i... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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Effective communication is a critical project success factor. The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a powerful tool for making sure that there is a common language for discussing and reporting on the work required to complete the project. If you are reading this, chances are, you know what a ... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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Disputes among coworkers are one of the biggest causes of professional deterioration. Interpersonal conflicts can ruin the atmosphere within companies and even jeopardize entire businesses if not handled properly. On average, each employee spends more than two hours a week in some sort of confli... (more)
by: Robert Morris in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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