Five Steps to Taking the Guesswork Out of Project Budgeting IT project budgeting is a necessary evil in every organization, but it’s becoming increasingly apparent that traditional approaches aren’t incredibly effective. It is possible to make this challenging task better by breaking with tradition and thinking about budgeting differently.
Productivity versus Size and Staff: A Paradox Explained Large projects have higher productivity. And large projects have higher staff. But higher staff results in lower productivity. How can this be? We need to examine all three variables at once, and use transformation, to clearly see that all three statements can be, and are, true.
Understanding Burnout and Preventing It in Your Project Team No matter how necessary it is to press on with the schedule of any given project, you’re going to have a hard time of it if your project team members start to burn out. How can you identify the symptoms of this intractable malady, and how do you fight it?
How Good Are Your Interpersonal Skills? Building good interpersonal skills is crucial to your success as a Project Manager. Without being able to effectively communicate with your team, you may experience unhappy or dissatisfied workers, making it easy to miss goals and objectives.
Top 10 Team Communication Issues and How to Avoid Them Poor communication skills create business problems such as team communication issues and people problems, not to mention losing the trust of coworkers, the cooperation of team members and sometimes even receiving contemp" from colleagues and subordinates. Read on to learn how to avoid these issues!
What Can Project Leaders Learn From Salespeople? At both the beginning and the end, as a project manager, it’s up to you to seal the deal so to speak or sell that project! Throughout your PM training you may never have thought about sales but it has to be part of your game. Jean Scheid explains.
The Difference Between Resource Loading and Resource Leveling A project manager has several choices on how to meet demands of his/her many projects. Two simple choices are resource loading and resource leveling. But, what do these two terms mean? Learn what resource loading and resource leveling are and the differences between the two.
Examples of Mind Mapping in Project Management What is mind mapping and how is it used in project management? For starters, mind mapping can be a great visual tool in brainstorming sessions—so forget the sticky notes. Here, Jean Scheid offers some mind mapping examples and tips to help you get started.
5 Effective Techniques Used to Manage Conflict Conflict is a healthy thing. If you’re seeking effective conflict management techniques, keep in mind that there is a difference between managing conflict and eliminating it. You will never succeed in getting rid of it entirely, but you can learn to keep it under control and even to use it.