Posts in Project Management Category

How to work maternity leave into your long-term projects

By - 15 Apr 2019

Project management is largely about time management. As a project manager, you’re an expert at systematizing time. You have the ability to assess the scope, set milestones, plan the timeline, assign the deliverables, and delegate your company’s people with resource and project management tools. But project managers aren’t in control of everything; there are alwaysRead more …

Is employee turnover quietly killing your business?

By - 09 Apr 2019

Employee turnover is an expensive problem plaguing modern workplaces – can a cure be found? There’s a growing tension between employees and employers. At first glance, both parties have the common goals of creating fulfilling workplaces, fit for purpose, in an increasingly stressful and demanding world. But something just isn’t working. Employees report feeling dissatisfiedRead more …

How much does resource management software cost?

By - 26 Mar 2019

I hate shopping. When it’s time to add to my wardrobe, I know I have a list of decisions to make, like which stores have clothes that work for my size, my style, or my taste? Hunting through several stores for just the right options may be some shopaholics’ idea of a great afternoon, butRead more …

4 ways to improve the effectiveness of your team’s communication

By - 12 Mar 2019

Effective communication is an essential part of a team’s overall performance and success. Many difficult business issues can be weathered by teams that are communicating, while teams that struggle will find that even minor issues quickly increase in magnitude. Thankfully communication is a learned skill so if you’re not happy with your team’s current levelRead more …

6 major factors affecting resource capacity planning in 2019

By Rachel Burger - 04 Mar 2019

Resource capacity planning is the umbrella of methods business leaders use to quantify their team’s bandwidth for projects. It’s a simple idea that comes with a labyrinth of execution problems, even with a top resource management software option. For example, take 100 consultants who can dedicate a quarter of their available time to a newRead more …

How to create a project plan from beginning to end

By - 18 Dec 2018

Imagine the ideal meeting: everyone has arrived on time brimming with ideas, the discussion is lively and there are no disagreements; an idea is decided on quickly and there’s time left to spare. Even if meetings like this were a reality, what follows is usually the trickiest bit – creating a project plan. A positiveRead more …

Project manager interview questions and answers

By - 13 Sep 2017

I’m no stranger to project manager job interviews. Between full-time job searching years ago and chats with agency owners for contract work now, I’ve had my fair share of discussions about my experience, work style, philosophy, and project history over my career. While interviews can be a tedious exercise, they’re also a great time toRead more …

How to make project onboarding even easier

By - 24 May 2017

Years ago, I was handed a brand-new project to manage and needed to get my team up-to-speed—with a tight two-month deadline to launch and no room for errors. In order to onboard my team, I linked everyone to the project brief, added them to the project task board, and held a hasty all-hands meeting impartingRead more …

The ultimate guide to resource management

By - 19 May 2017

Imagine you could peel back the roof from two fictional businesses to gain a bird’s-eye view of how they manage their projects. In the first business we see people sitting at their desks watching Youtube videos while they wait for work to be assigned; those that are needed are working on projects that are notRead more …