Category Archives: Project Management

Project Leadership 101

To guarantee the success of a project, whether you are using Agile or Waterfall, it’s essential that everyone involved — from the development team to the customer, and everyone in between — is in the loop at all times. All stakeholders should receive regular updates with accurate information about how the project is progressing. In… Read More »

From Cruise Director to Flight Attendant

  On an American Eagle flight from Dallas to Garden City, KS, we were in the hands of a jovial and talkative flight attendant. His name was TJ, and I was able to get a picture of him while he served a beverage to the passengers on this 90-minute flight. The Greet! Upon boarding the… Read More »

3 Approaches to Getting an Extension on a Deadline

We are all overwhelmed with deadline after deadline. The work never seems to go away. The Information Age was supposed to make things better. The idea was that technology would make it easier to manage information overload, resulting in a more productive workforce. Bosses think employees can now manage more responsibilities, andmany have to manage… Read More »

3 Strategies to Get Out of a Meeting 

It’s Monday morning, you’re walking down the hall, and your manager says, “Maria, can you make the 10 a.m. meeting?” You have a ton of work to do, but you are caught off-guard. You want to say “No,” but that might make your manager unhappy. You nod, and sheepishly confirm that you will attend the recently-called meeting. A… Read More »

8 Strategies to Managing Conflict in Meetings 

As a meeting coordinator, it’s important to control what takes place in the get-together, including the agenda, conflict, and apathy. Most of us are aware that many people think meetings can be a waste of time. Here are 8 strategies to managing conflict in meetings: Make sure to invite only the people who will bring… Read More »

3 Signs You Should Terminate a Meeting

Many meetings are a waste of time. In other words, you meet simply to meet. I’ve had meetings in which the main focus is to discuss a future meeting. Before scheduling the next business get-together, we must ensure that it will bring value to the organization. If not, don’t schedule it. If it’s already on… Read More »

3 Ways to Take Charge of Your Project

To have a successful project, you must do the following: (a) deliver on schedule, (b) make sure to stay within budget, and (c) focus on making the customer happy. Regardless of your project, you must develop a plan, identify the right people to participate, overcome conflict when it occurs, and meet the objectives. As the… Read More »