Posts in Project Management Category

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 …

Effortless secrets to driving project success

By - 27 May 2015

Starting a new project can be both an exciting and daunting prospect. It might feel like you’re drowning in a sea of documentation one minute, then the next you’re encountering project drought in a wasteland of unclear deliverables and erratic input from the client. Here are some tools and activities I use across my projectsRead more …

The Zen PM – The power plan for turning chaos into calm

By - 25 Mar 2015

Good project managers secretly thrive off annoyances. That may be a head scratcher, but handle your frustrations a certain way, and they can be turned into victories. In the midst of myriad issues, PMs are required to be diplomatic, patient, and friendly, all while organizing, motivating, scheduling, and communicating with numerous personality types on differentRead more …

5 Ways top project managers allocate their resources

By - 11 Dec 2014

It’s 4 p.m., and your project suddenly needs both a design change and front-end implementation within 3 hours for a very persistent client. You check to see who’s available. Well, you have one UX designer in the wings, but not a single developer to implement the changes. You even have teams in multiple time zones—aRead more …

It’s time to celebrate International Project Management Day 2014

By - 05 Nov 2014

A wonderful and epic day occurs this week. A day to celebrate the mightily patient, the allocating superstars, the dependency diagram dreamers, (and even the RACI ninjas). It is International PM Day on November 6, 2014—and about time, as far as we’re concerned! Project managers are the unsung heros of virtually every organization, and theyRead more …