The Project Manager’s Guide To Managing Subject Matter Experts

It can feel like the ultimate catch-22 for a project manager; you need a subject matter expert (SME) to make up for your own lack of expertise on a topic, but this same deficiency of knowledge on your end can cause quite the division. In addition to that, SMEs can be quite rigid in their approach and opinions to their topic of expertise, which can be difficult for project managers in mitigating deadlines. Continue reading The Project Manager’s Guide To Managing Subject Matter Experts

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Top Tips for First-Time Managers to Thrive at Work – Guest Post by Alicia Honeycutt

Did you get promoted? Congratulations! All your hard work and great work ethic have paid off. This promotion is more than just about yourself now. Being a manager is about handling not just the work, but also people.

An excellent people manager gets the best out of their team members. You need to prioritize, delegate and coordinate tasks within your team. And do it in the most effective way. Being a first-time manager doesn’t discount you from your own deliverables. You need to complete your work while you make sure your people complete theirs too. Continue reading Top Tips for First-Time Managers to Thrive at Work – Guest Post by Alicia Honeycutt

Why SMBs Should Invest In Collaboration Technology – Guest Post by Eileen O’Loughlin, Software Advice

According to Gartner research, collaboration software is growing in popularity among enterprise businesses. It’s so important, in fact, that it’s considered a critical capability that enterprises should prioritize when evaluating a new project and portfolio management (PPM) software. But what about small and midsize businesses (SMBs)? Is collaboration technology just a pie in the sky? Continue reading Why SMBs Should Invest In Collaboration Technology – Guest Post by Eileen O’Loughlin, Software Advice

Susanne Madsen: How to Become a Project Leader by Challenging the Status Quo – Guest Post

One of the concepts which can help you excel as a project manager – and leader – more rapidly than anything else is the notion of consistently challenging the status quo of what you are delivering and how you are delivering it. Not only will it help you optimize the project you are currently running, it will also help you improve your client’s business processes as well as the organization or department you work for. Continue reading Susanne Madsen: How to Become a Project Leader by Challenging the Status Quo – Guest Post