Project Management Methods & Ideologies
- Guide to Honing Your Soft Skills as a Project Manager
Have you been thinking about employing a different, softer, and more inclusive approach to project management? Here you can find the latest information and advice to help you explore your softer self and hone your interpersonal and leadership skills to improve your working relationships.
- Some Political Leaders Need Better Soft Skills
Anyone can have a character flaw or two, but these leaders have a definite lack of soft skills. Instead of finding solutions, their "my way or the highway attitude" has often caused more problems. What can project managers learn from their stories?
- Improve Your Project’s Communication With These Inspirational Quotes
Is your project suffering because of communication problems? Do you want to improve your projects' performance by ensuring better communication? Project communication can be tricky to deal with, but not after you read these wise quotes that will guide you on nearly every aspect of it.
- Shaping Our Message with the Project Management Triangle
The Project Management Triangle (aka "triple constraints") has been a tool relied upon by project managers for decades. It has taken many shapes to help communicate the complexities of a project. This article talks about the evolution, and future, of the Project Management Triangle.
- Team Disciplinary Problems and Solutions for Project Managers
Project team personnel problems range from tardiness to insubordination, incompetence and instances of job abandonment. Since the internal project manager is rarely in a direct supervisory position of the various team members, problem-solving and people skills are a must. Do you tattle to the boss?
- 5-Step Image Makeover for Project Managers
The internal project manager has a serious image problem. Not completely accepted into the management culture of the business, and not given complete supervisory powers over personnel, the professional is neither fish nor flesh. An image makeover–in five easy steps–may counteract this problem.
- Using SWOT Analysis in Project Decision Making
Conducting a SWOT analysis allows a project manager to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and determine risks that might impact the project as well as possible prospects. Have you been searching for a comprehensive guide to completing a SWOT analysis? Look no further!
- How Solid Is Your Knowledge of TQM?
Do you know how the Total Quality Management philosophy aims to improve business operations? Take our quiz to show how much you know about continuously improving products and processes to help teams improve efficiency and achieve strategic goals with TQM.
- A Collection of 5S Tools, Tips and Techniques
5S is a powerful methodology one can use in all aspects of an organization, from conceptualizing the mission statement to working on top client projects. Read on to learn about the history of this system, what “5S” means and how to implement these methods through structured plans and guidelines.
- Which Star Trek Character Best Represents Your PM Leadership Style?
Most people on the planet have seen at least one or two episodes of Star Trek, whether it’s the show from the 1960s, one of the newer TV series or a movie venue. Did you ever wonder how Star Trek characters stand up as far as leadership styles? Let’s take a look!
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