Project Managers – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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Project managers have so many shoes to fill. (Review my last post to see what I’m talking about.) Some project managers are really good; some are bad; and, some are outright ugly. Continue reading

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The Ideal Project Manager

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When you tackle fulfilling the ideal project manager role, you should know that it is a challenging one. Attention-to-detail, multitasking, and organizational skill sets are necessary to help everyone on the team stay organized and on schedule.

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Project Management for Developers

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Two weeks ago, I shared my thoughts on project management tools for developers. So, now that you’ve chosen your tool, how does project management for developers work?

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Project Management Tools for FileMaker Developers

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Which project management tools should I consider? Which is the best one? Which one fits my needs perfectly? These are all questions I get in my role as a project management consultant to FileMaker custom software developers. Here’s a brief rundown of the ones I’m currently working with and some reasons to – or not to – choose them.

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Guest Posts

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Recently, I’ve been invited to share guest posts on Elusive Moose’s and The Scarpetta Group’s blogs. These two clients are more like partners and I enjoy working with them. It’s always an honor to be asked to write guest posts, so I wanted to share some snippets of each of them with a link to their sites for the full shebang. Continue reading

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5 Common Project Management Discrepancies

project management software solutionsLean or Agile, XP or PRiSM – if you’re a beginner in the field of project management, the methodology you choose will not make any big difference. It’s time to focus on the basics instead since they are what determine your project success rate. The scope, budget, and deadline are the key factors that affect the nature and outcome of the project lifecycle. Somehow, still, they are also the main culprits of a project failure.

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Policy, Process and Procedures

policy, process and proceduresA lot has happened in the past few weeks. But, the biggest changes is that Beyond the Chaos has gone from a solopreneurship to a 3-person business. That means we are implementing policy, process and procedures!

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Pro Tips for FINISHing Projects

Pro Tips for FINISHing ProjectsEach year, the FileMaker development community gathers for the FileMaker Developer Conference (“DevCon”). We met in Phoenix for my 4th Devcon on July 24-27. But, for the first time, I attended as my own brand and as a panelist for a conference session, “ProTips for FINISHing Projects.”

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Getting Better at Email Management

Getting Better at Email ManagementEmail management can challenge even the best time managers. Let’s face it, email revolutionized our world by allowing instant communication. But, let’s also face it, instant communication results in the expectation of an instant response, which can be overwhelming at times.

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Executing Ideas: Turning Great Thoughts into Reality (pt 3)

Executing Ideas Part 3This is Part 3 of a multi-part series. Click here for Part 1 and Part 2.

In Part One of Executing Ideas: Turning Great Thoughts into Reality, we ended by editing yourself down to one or two great thoughts to execute. Part 2 began the process of evaluating the idea. Part 3 will walk you through actually executing ideas.

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