Hard Skills

Seven Tips to Attack a Team Morale Problem

There are many different factors that can affect team morale. When morale suffers, it's important that you take steps to rebuild it quickly. But what can you do, as a leader, to rebuild the morale of your team? And what exactly is morale? Continue reading

Use a Shared Directory to Share Project Information

Information and data sharing in a project management environment is certainly a challenge today. Project managers and team members can get creative in how they go about this. It may be the choice over one type of project management software over the other, or it may be the choice of a specific document-sharing site. Continue reading

Three Steps to Create a Project Closure Report

Project Closure report helps you take the steps needed to formally wind-up your project. It is critical that you complete the Project Closure phase properly, as the manner within which these closure steps are taken will determine the final success of your project. Continue reading

Implement One of the Five PMO Types in Your Organization

A Project Management Office is an integrated, co-ordinating body within an organisation (or project) that provides an important point for the field of project management. It provides common planning and reporting processes and brings structure and support to estimating, justifying, outlining, organizing, tracking and performing projects. It also encourages the resolution of conflicts caused by limited assets and other limitations. Continue reading

“Fess Up” and Address Problems that You Cause

All of us commit mistake at times. Reasons for it vary from each person and situation but you shouldn't feel bad if you notice that it happens to you. A couple of common mistakes can lead to miscommunication and you can learn to be more conscious of what you're doing and saying. Continue reading

Agile 101 – Using Agile on Large Teams

The bigger the company, the bigger the challenges are for scaling Agile. However, it's not impossible. Agile principles can be applied to large, even very large, groups of people, allowing them to be more connected to their work and its impact, despite being part of a huge system. Continue reading

Five Ways to Accelerate Your Project Schedule

Accelerating project results is not complex; however, it is not typically easy to implement. After all, if accelerating project results was easy, everyone would already be focused on it. The reason it is not complex, yet isn't easy, is that there are no short cuts; instead persistence and focus will pay dividends. When these ways to success are put in place, it is possible to accelerate project results. In today's economy, those who can outpace their competition with solid results will be those who "win the race". Continue reading