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[…]

Female Leader in Meeting

Build Your Power of Influence

I recently read 360 Leadership by John Maxwell on a flight to a client located in the Midwest. The book talks about how to lead from all levels within an organization and how to develop your power of influence. I began to draw a parallel to how consultants are expected to provide leadership, but frequently Read more about Build Your Power of Influence[…]

Become a PM Jedi – The Art of Communication

“Step into your engineer’s shoes” Below is a common scenario that a project manager may encounter and how effective communication can assist a situation gone bad and turn the situation around.   Scene: PM walks into engineer’s office while they are working. PM: “Hey Engineer! Why haven’t you completed the stress calculations assigned to you Read more about Become a PM Jedi – The Art of Communication[…]

3 Reasons Team Members Disengage and How to Overcome Them

Project management is often defined as managing the scope, cost and schedule of a project. What many forget is that the triple constraints aren’t what facilitate projects to completion. It is the people behind those projects that drive the execution. How many times have you been in your weekly status meeting listening to everyone around Read more about 3 Reasons Team Members Disengage and How to Overcome Them[…]