Category Archives: Best practices

Excuses vs Apologies

We’ve all been there. Sitting in a room where the client, a project stakeholder, or your boss is questioning you (perhaps in an angry-ish way) about why the project went terribly wrong. It’s uncomfortable, almost unbearable – and the temptation … Continue reading

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Managing Scope Creep Tip #1: Listen…. and Speak Up!

Have you ever been a team member working on a project and you start getting hints that the client is asking for something that wasn’t on the list or is above and beyond what you agreed to do?  If you’re lucky, … Continue reading

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Project Planning: Gantt Chart, Milestones List, or Calendar?

When planning a project there are lots of options for organizing the tasks. When I think about a project plan I automatically think of the traditional gantt chart with the tasks, sub-tasks, resources, and timeline all incorporated within. In a … Continue reading

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Presentation Matters

We all know that how we present ourselves makes a difference – if we show up to a job interview looking wrinkled and flustered it will be harder for the interviewer to believe we’re organized and will be a good fit for the organization … Continue reading

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PM Tip: Have a Regular Status Meeting

Weekly status meetings are a great PM tool.  They keep the PM in touch with the client and show commitment to the project because the time is reserved, every week, to discuss the project.  The status meetings provide a way to review the project … Continue reading

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5 PM Best Practices to Implement on Day 1

Getting a project off on the right foot can be a challenge.  There is so much to figure out you can feel like you’re drowning right from the very beginning. These 5 best practices can help – implement them early and they’ll become … Continue reading

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