Posts in Project Management Category

Using off-the-shelf methodologies for your project framework

By Verity Maybury - 24 Nov 2015

No matter how experienced you are, handling any project is a challenge. When you’re responsible for ensuring the objective is met and the end result is delivered, it’s exciting and maybe even a little scary. But, you can handle it by staying in control … which means you need a methodology. So, what is aRead more …

Perfect project handovers in 4 easy steps

By - 04 Nov 2015

Following a two week vacation in August, I returned to find a colleague’s message thanking me for my “amazing handover notes.” But I’ll be honest—my handover notes haven’t always received such a warm reception. Handover notes detail the essential information someone would need in order to cover your key responsibilities during a variety of situations,Read more …

The DPM Summit celebrates project managers on the front lines

By - 20 Oct 2015

October is a perfect time to visit gorgeous Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And it’s even better when you get to spend it with the best and brightest in the digital project management field. For the third year in a row, the Bureau of Digital has presented the DPM Summit, a conference for project managers and operations staffRead more …

How to refocus your team and finish strong

By - 21 Aug 2015

Project fatigue, disillusionment, apathy, procrastination—whatever the reason behind it, dips and drops in your team’s momentum can be gut-wrenching with deadlines looming ahead.  Fluctuations can and do happen during projects, but the catalysts are easy to spot—even if you think your team has hit the point of no return, it’s never too late to refocus andRead more …

Redesigning our company blog with customers in mind

By - 30 Jul 2015

Our blog is many things. Aside from being a vital component in our marketing arsenal, it acts as a window into our business and a channel through which we can start meaningful conversations with our readers. We are driven, daily, to achieve a product market fit where all our customers are happy. It follows, therefore,Read more …

Simple steps to unleash your team’s full potential

By - 02 Jul 2015

It’s the PM/Scrum master’s dream: a high functioning, self-organizing, motivated, and fulfilled team combined with an engaged, available, and decisive product owner (aka “client”). This magic combination doesn’t come about by itself—it takes hard work, clear communication, and setting firm foundations. Do your team and product owner know what’s expected of them, what their contributionRead more …

From nonstop stress to workplace success: Mindfulness tips that transform

By - 25 Jun 2015

Endless emails, emergency meetings, project plans, client kickoffs—deadlines and daily responsibilities can pull us into a storm of stress. It doesn’t matter what job title you hold; pressure and tension affect work performance and our ability to focus. When it’s getting to be too much, what do you do? What if you could push a reset buttonRead more …

Stress-busting habits of happy PMs: Tips from Brett Harned & Sloan Miller

By - 18 Jun 2015

Managing projects and staff requires a talent for balancing whatever comes across your desk—meaning you benefit from being centered, too! Whatever your role or job title, picking up new ways to minimize stress and become the most confident and happy version of yourself is a great idea. Adding even one stress-busting activity to your day can improve your health, the quality ofRead more …