Productivity

Stages of Project Management

Every project goes through stages between its conception and its completion. What the stages of project management are, though, is open to interpretation. But have no fear. We here at PMOTalk have the definitive guide to knowing exactly what those stages are, with strategies galore to help you. Week One: …

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Limits of Kanban Boards

Kanban boards took the world by storm, twice. The first time, Kanban conquered the manufacturing and professional worlds, as people sought to copy Toyota’s stunning supply line efficiency. The methodology is powerful, allows for self organization, and is far more responsive to the business environment than traditional top down planning …

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How To Stay Focused

Today’s world has so many distractions. You have five minutes in between tasks, and quickly (and surreptitiously) pull up YouTube…only to wonder afterwards where the last 45 minutes have gone. Now you’re off track, you feel bad, and you’re pressured. How do you stay focused on what needs to be …

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Avoid Common Mistakes

Half the battle to being successful is avoiding common mistakes. Making mistakes is a good thing – providing they can teach you something new and refine your approach. As Thomas Edison famously put it, “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” That is one …

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Top 3 TED Talks for Project Managers

When it comes to new ideas and fresh ways of thinking, Ted Talks are a great source of those. If you are a project manager, then you should definitely check out Ted Talks for project managers. You will learn about ways to improve your productivity, how to manage your team, …

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Easy Tips on Motivating Your Project Team Members

When you can make sure that your team members are happy with their work environment and with their jobs, you can expect that they will produce high-quality output as well. Nothing kills productivity more than a miserable workspace and unfulfilling job. So, the big question now is how do you …

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