Monthly Archives: May 2015

Use These Four Steps to Gather Requirements

Gathering requirements is an important part of any project and project management. Understanding completely what a project will deliver is critical to its success. This may sound like common sense, but surprisingly it's an area that is often given far too little awareness. Continue reading

Use These Six Tips to Improve Project Meetings

Meetings are an essential part of the life of every organization and your ability to run effective meetings with your management skills is a critical part of your success in meeting management. However, an ineffective meeting can damage one’s credibility as well as reduce team morale and productivity. Continue reading

Follow These Basic Steps to Formally Close Your Project

The Project Closure is the last point in a project life cycle. In this phase, you will officially close your project and then report its overall level of success to your sponsor. Project Closure involves handing over the deliverables to your customer, passing the documentation to the business, canceling supplier contracts, releasing staff and equipment, and informing stakeholders of the closure of the project. Continue reading

Five Ways to be Try to Turn Around Marginal Performers

Dealing with a poor performer is the single toughest task that your managers are required to do. Every manager must, from time to time, deal with a marginal performer — an employee whose work, for the most part, is acceptable, but who repeatedly fails in some specific area or areas to sustain an adequate level of performance. Continue reading

Progressive Elaboration Wins the Day

Every project is unique, and hence our approach to any project needs to be unique, customer made-to-order. We need to be wary of getting too accustomed to a particular approach, a particular type of project, a particular type of problem - as it may lull us into an inflexible approach. Leveraging progressive elaboration can help. Continue reading