Project Management

January 20, 2016 | Knowledge

Initiating Your Job Search Project

How to begin your job search

(Part 2 in a series of 3 posts on how to project manage your job search. Read Part 1 here.) Once you have decided to treat your job search as a project, you have begun “Project Initiation.” The things you …

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  • January 18, 2016 | Knowledge

    Project Managing Your Job Search

    How to project manage a successful job change

    Your job search is a project; how to use project management skills to help find a new job.

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  • October 13, 2015 | Knowledge

    Gathering Project Information

    Plan ahead to get the most out of project resources

    by Denise Gifford   One of the most common mistakes a new project manager can make is to request more information than is needed to run the project. Information is an important resource, but it is not free. Completing forms …

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  • July 24, 2014 | Knowledge

    Stakeholder Clues

    How to tune in to non-verbal communication

    by Denise Gifford   Do you know what your stakeholders really think about your project? You’ve read their emails. You’ve met with them. You’ve provided reports and solicited feedback. But what are they really thinking? Are they happy with where …

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  • February 23, 2014 | Knowledge

    Stakeholder Communication

    Four key steps for project managers

    Stakeholder communication matters. What makes a project manager a good communicator?  It is not as simple as sharing everything with everyone in a project. In our efforts to keep stakeholders informed, project managers typically communicate too much to too many …

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  • December 17, 2012 | Knowledge

    Don’t Ignore Business Risks

    Recognize business risk when you see it

    Generally, if you are in business, big or small, you face risks. These may be reflected in the day-to-day management of the business or in a specific project, for example. Business risk is largely under the control of management of …

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  • December 12, 2012 | Knowledge

    A "blank check" for process improvement

    A strategy to deliver solutions

    Let’s face it, we are all comfortable in our routines and practices. We are resistant to change. Yet we complain bitterly when another process or procedure we regard as “inadequate” slows us down. When we consider ways to improve things, …

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