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
There are multiple factors that can contribute to the early closure of a project, including a lack of proper communication, stakeholder conflict, scope creep or the lack of a well thought-out project plan Continue reading Deciding the Fate of your Failing Project – Guest Post
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
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
If you are running a software project, one of the questions you are likely to come across is which development methodology to use. Some like to stick to a traditional waterfall approach whereas others are keen advocates of an agile methodology. In reality, many projects end up somewhere in between; with a methodology that is neither extremely agile nor extremely rigid. Continue reading Agile or Waterfall? 8 Tips to Help You Decide – Guest Post by Susanne Madsen
If you are already in the project management niche and you have that kind of personality, you are always looking for ways to improve yourself, your skills and you work regimen. Project management is not as simple as it may appear, like checking off boxes as your team finishes their tasks. It is not all about looking for bugs. Continue reading 6 Important Skills and Tools to Help You Stay on Top of Your Game as a Project Manager
In this post, we look at the activities that project managers should do on a weekly basis. Continue reading 8 things project managers should do every week! – Guest Post by Sussane Madsen