Productivity

software development silo

Ending the Software Development Silo

The “software development silo” is the phenomenon where software development, as a vertical, is insulated and disconnected from the organization as a whole. Silos hurt organizational integration, can cause costly delays and cost overruns, and create “dark corners” for management which are issues for transparency and future planning. No one …

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Project Management Hacks for 2019

No matter how many years you’ve spent handling projects, at some point, every project manager struggles with productivity issues. For those of us who breathe and sweat project management, the question we always ask ourselves is “how can a project manager become more efficient in handling people, tasks, and time?” …

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Productivity Hacks for 2019

“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” – Franz Kafka Productivity hacks are shortcuts, tricks or strategies that help you get more done in the same amount of time. Here are some productivity hacks you can use in 2019. Set Daily Goals Setting a …

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new years project management resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions For a Project Manager

Another year has passed, and here we are again – about to start a new year. A new start, new hopes, new goals to reach…and how can we forget, some new New Year’s resolutions. As project managers we’re constantly striving to improve ourselves. Here are my 2019 New Year’s Resolutions, …

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project manager responsibilities

Project Manager Responsibilities

Project managers are the point person in charge of a specific project or projects within an organization. In other words, project managers are the drivers of a project. Project managers ensure that the project is completed within the specified deadline and gets delivered to the client without any flaws. They …

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holiday season

Project Management During Holiday Season

The holidays are wonderful. Family, friends, much needed time off…there’s something for everyone. But there’s a cost to the holiday season, besides the money spent on gifts. Productivity goes through the floor. Everyone’s mind is somewhere else. People aren’t working as hard. People are making travel plans, they’re planning holiday …

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project management for students

Project Management for Students

University students don’t think of themselves as project managers, but the principles of project management are key for students to be successful. Maybe you’re a PhD student working on your thesis. Or you’re a freshman in college trying to balance your workload. Project management for students is the key to …

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project manager's role

The Project Manager’s Role

What is the project manager’s role? Take a poll at work. Ask people who aren’t project managers – what do you think a project manager’s role is? You might be surprised at the varied answers you receive! Above all, you might be surprised at how many of those answers don’t …

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Best Kept Project Management Secrets

What separates the mediocre project managers from the great ones? It’s the little things. The tips and tricks of the trade are often learned through painful trial and error, but sometimes you can find that key piece of the puzzle from someone who’s been there before. Here are the best …

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