Category Archives: Project Management

Three Considerations When Launching a Project

Organizational leaders must have a reason to launch projects. The Standish Group conducted a survey of IT companies, and the results concluded that only 34% of all projects are completed. In my consulting work, I’ve learned that most organizations are often well below that mark regarding their project success. My experience suggests that projects fail… Read More »

Traits of a Great Team Member

Project managers are constantly on the lookout for excellent team members. When work needs to get done, it’s important that you have energized, optimistic, hard-working, and committed individuals on the team. Of course, these individuals are difficult to find, and even harder to secure for our project activity. From my experience leading projects, here are… Read More »

Using Project Management to Grow Your Business

As a business owner for more than 20 years, I realized that my IT business was going to be mediocre if I failed to find new ways to generate income. Every entrepreneur knows that sales is the lifeblood of a startup. My mindset quickly changed to finding new clients who needed help with their businesses,… Read More »

When You Aren’t Wanted on Any Team

As a university instructor and corporate trainer, I often ask students to form small teams when working on course projects. For the most part, this is an easy process, especially because students will already know each other. Even when they lack acquaintance, they gravitate to people with similar interests. Darla Was Left Hanging In Week… Read More »

3 Proven Ways to Beat Your Competition

Being better than your competition doesn’t mean you have to do something dramatic. It’s not about coming up with a monumental idea, or working non-stop for 30 days. To lead the field, you have to start with the customer. Once you know the expectations, it’s critical that you develop a plan that you and your… Read More »

3 Ways to Recover from a Mistake at Work

What did you do now? What did you say that got you into hot water? Did you accidentally insult the boss? Did you blame a co-worker for work that went undone? Did you praise the competition too much during the marketing presentation to top management? You are going to make mistakes, and you must have strategies to… Read More »

15 Tips For a Successful Meeting

As the organizer of a meeting, it’s imperative you ensure everything is prepared. Take the time to coordinate everything from the small stuff to the big items. Have you confirmed the room? Surprisingly, I attend meetings where the coordinator has failed to confirm the location. Here is a list of 15 items you should also… Read More »

So, you want to be a PMP?

So, you want to be a PMP? Why do you want to earn the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential? Until you are 100% certain why it will make a difference for you and your career, it is nearly impossible to take that first step to submit the application at PMI.Org. One thing is certain; the… Read More »