Using outlook

How a PM can leverage MS Outlook to improve Planning and Scheduling

Do you struggle with getting your team to attend your weekly meetings or obtain a status on their action items? Sometimes leveraging a tool such as MS Outlook can assist you, the Project Manager, to increase compliance with your team, and ultimately increase your monitor and control efficiency. Let’s look at two important weekly Monitor Read more about How a PM can leverage MS Outlook to improve Planning and Scheduling[…]

Building A Project Team

Building A Project Team with Disney Characters Building a perfect project team can be difficult. You need to ensure that all project members are on the same page and can complete their jobs. You are developing their skills and managing their day-to-day activities. Collaboration is important to any project team. I decided to build my Read more about Building A Project Team[…]

The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Managing a Project

Project management is truly a juggling act. One day you have to deal with a tough client, the next day the team members have not completed the assigned tasks, then you end each day or week having to report everything back to your manager. The dynamics of any particular project change on a daily basis, Read more about The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Managing a Project[…]

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Waste a Ton of Time and Money on the Wrong Projects

There are some great techniques available to select and prioritize projects for your organization that will deliver the best results… but that may not be your objective. If you prefer to burn money and waste everyone’s time working on the wrong projects, then here are some ways to accomplish that. Technique #1: Shotgunning One common Read more about 5 Sure-Fire Ways to Waste a Ton of Time and Money on the Wrong Projects[…]

Are You Thinking About Future Market Trends When Selecting Your Next Project?

In a market that is more competitive than a knife fight in a phone booth, companies cannot afford to waste precious time, money, or resources on projects that do not have a measurable affect on the company’s market share… and ultimately the company’s survival. Sure, it may seem like a good idea to offer your Read more about Are You Thinking About Future Market Trends When Selecting Your Next Project?[…]