As a leader it’s important to meet employees who are repeatedly missing deadlines with written reprimands. The formal reprimands are an effective tool when dealing with behavior that is not up to the standards of you or your project.
Project closure is just as important as the work put into it. Projects should only last so long before they receive a proper ending to signify that the work is finished. Your team will then be prepared to work on other opportunities.
In order to manage project slippage, you have to determine the causes of the slippage and then systematically repair or replace what isn’t working for your project. It may take some time, but it will also allow your project to continue rather than having to close out early.
When developing and maintaining a professional image in project management there is a lot you are able to do that will not only improve your image, but will also further your experience and opportunities the longer you stick with it. Learn ten tips here to boost your professionalism.
As project managers, it’s difficult to keep track of all aspects of our projects without a little assistance. That’s why we have to look to tools to help us get through each of our projects. Here we’ve provided a list of the basic tools used by project managers.
There are many different forms and styles that go along with the leadership role. The difference between formal and informal leaders are obvious–but fascinating from a social standpoint. Formal and informal leadership is dissected within the article to show you the surprising effects of both.
Famous quotes on leaders making mistakes are quite common actually. The one thing a person in management fails to understand is that mistakes and failures happen often, even to the best of us. These quotes should serve as inspiration for project managers to keep trying despite mistakes.
Before a project begins it’s a good idea to have a clear plan of action and milestones clearly outlined. This allows you and your employees to have a clear sense of direction when dealing with the many challenges of working on a project.
Data is often the most crucial element of projects because it provides a lot of important information about how well the project is coming to a head and how successful the project is overall. Proper tools and strategies can help you overcome the many challenges of managing data.
Criticism is built up in our minds as a harsh thing, almost like punishment. At times, we can lash out against critics as we try and defend our work, which is wrong. There are several ways to avoid this. This article reviews several ways to start responding non-defensively to criticism.
No doubt we’ve all had to manage several projects at once, one time or another, and it can be a scary and overwhelming experience. Luckily, there are great strategies for managing many projects at a time that makes the experience less stressful and easily achievable when applied properly.
This article contains a fairly simple project proposal checklist. The essentials are all listed as well as some minor, but still very important, details you might forget or not have committed to memory. Review the checklist and apply it to your proposal so you can be confident about your project.