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February 19, 2020

When it comes to the world of fixed-price projects, WIP is a term that you will become very familiar with, if you haven’t already. WIP (Work-in-Progress) basically represents the amount of work that you have performed but cannot yet invoice for. WIP...

December 4, 2019

Incentivizing employees for results has led to countless debates and studies and approaches on how to best motivate your team for the best results. Looking at what a bonus is meant to be, it should inspire good behavior with your employees which in t...

November 6, 2019

Team conflicts are nothing new in the world of project management. They have been around longer than projects themselves and will continue to be a constant factor in the dynamics of our teams. One of the many tasks that a project manager is responsib...

October 3, 2019

As the leader of the PMO in my organization, I’m lucky enough to have a degree of influence (not total autonomy) over what and how systems are used to help the project management group do our jobs. While I still have a few mountains to climb to get t...

May 20, 2019

Microsoft Teams is the latest and greatest from Microsoft in their suite of collaboration tools. Teams is gaining a solid foothold in the industry as a de-facto tool for online team collaboration. This post will speak to some of the key things that y...

August 28, 2018

As a project manager, you are negotiating a lot – way more than you realize sometimes. You negotiate with your client, your team and sometimes even your own management. This post will offer some tips and insight on how to strengthen your negotiating...

August 5, 2018

One of the most memorable pieces of advice I was ever given in my project management career was from one of my instructors during my certification training where he said “as a project manager, get prepared to be beat up – a lot”. In some ways that is...

July 24, 2018

So your project is in trouble of missing a deadline – welcome to project management. Every PM professional with any sort of experience will go through this, many times. One technique that I’ve found works well with customers who are upset over your s...

June 12, 2018

If you’ve managed projects long enough you’ve lived to see the need to swap out a team member or two. Team members are switched on projects for a variety of reasons; Underperformance in which case you are trying to get better results out of your team...

March 5, 2018

Will They Grow Into the Role?

Often times when a team member is struggling it is because they are new to the role or even the organization. Their inexperience is something that should not be hidden from the customer (if at all possible) but absolutely...

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