The 5 Things you Must Do as a Project Manager

If you’d like to learn the 5 things you must do to become a top notch Project Manager then read on… The 5 Things you Must Do as a Project Manager It’s a tough job, managing projects. But if you can do these five things really well, then you’re likely to achieve project success… 1. Set the Roadmap Every Project Manager has to set a clear roadmap for the team. This includes a crystal clear project plan, goals, timeframes and deliverables for the team. Start by getting your boss to agree on the Project Goals and...

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Attributes of Great Team Leaders

Who comes to your mind when you think of leadership greatness? Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, Mahatma Gandhi, and George Washington? They each possessed skills and personality traits that left a mark on history. How about you? Do you have the skill and personality to leave a positive mark on your project team? Read on and see how you stack up against the: Attributes of Great Team Leaders #1 – Treats Others with Respect Your team needs to have respect for whomever they follow. It’s hard to respect someone that you know...

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How to Plan Your PMP Study

When I was growing up I was in awe of people who had letters after their name. In my professional field now, it is very common to find people who have post-nominals and you might be going for some too. One of the most common sets of letters that you will find after project managers’ names is ‘PMP®’. This stands for Project Management Professional and it’s a credential that is widely respected. Because it’s considered prestigious, it is pretty hard work to get. You have to complete a complex application form that covers your...

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5 Terms Every Project Manager Should Know

Have you ever sat in a meeting and wondered what on earth was going on? When you are new to project management it can be difficult to get your head around all the new terminology, as, let’s face it, project management has a language all to itself. The jargon can make you feel as if you’ll never make any progress, and what’s worse is that you won’t find it easy to get your hands on a glossary of terms. Many project managers who have been working in the field for a long time have forgotten that once upon a time they didn’t know...

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The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

It’s time to face the music as a manager: You don’t always have all of the right answers. Your “it’s my way or the highway” approach to management isn’t going to encourage anyone to help you in your problem solving endeavors. Managers and leaders are often referred to synonymously, but only leaders allow their employees to solve problems with their own insight. The truth of the matter is this: Every leader may not be a manager, but every manager should be a leader. It’s easy to see that leadership and management aren’t the...

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Why Your Project Needs a Testing Phase

This week, I downloaded a new app for my iPad. It looked great, but I should have taken more notice of the online reviews. Several users had reported that the application crashed often, and sure enough, it does. That’s because it hasn’t been tested properly. I’m sure that you have had a similar experience – a website that didn’t perform as you expected, or a product that didn’t do what you thought it would. You don’t need a product to make testing to be important; it can even happen with processes. If you have ever tried to get...

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