Category Archives: Project Management

Proactive Project Management for Improved Business Health

The other morning, while walking the dog, I got a metaphorical lesson in proactive project management that I wanted to share. Plus, it is an excuse to add pictures to a blog post of our awesome dog, Shelby. (He is … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Starting Projects on Time

Starting projects on time leads to finishing projects on time. But, how do you know when to start? Using planning a multiple course meal as an example, here are nine tips to make sure that you are starting projects on time.

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Effective Status Meetings for Project Management

Regularly scheduled, standing status meetings are something I always suggest during project management consulting. But, just having them isn’t enough. You need to run effective status meetings, or else they are a waste of time.

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Goal Setting Tactics… Be an Achiever, Not a Dreamer

Hopefully, you have set some solid goals for the New Year by now and are ready to put your goal setting tactics in motion. If you haven’t done that yet, you still have time to create a plan for the … Continue reading

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Intentional Planning Is Part of the Work

One of the biggest complaints I hear from clients is that they don’t have time for planning. Keep in mind that these clients have tools and a process in place, but they still avoid using them. Why? They have “too … Continue reading

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Smartsheet: The Definitive Guide to Project Scheduling

Smartsheet interviewed me for its white paper, The Definitive Guide to Project Scheduling. I was quoted as saying, “If you can include the people DOING the work in the planning, it will be more effective. They will help you know … Continue reading

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Non-Technical, Non-Certified, Non-Agile Project Management Philosophy

This blog is about my project management philosophy. In other words, what have I chosen to be – or maybe more so, what I have chosen not to be – in my project management style? Project management should not be invasive … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Project Management to Get Beyond the Chaos

I was invited to be a guest blogger on Xojo’s site to share some insights and tips for project management so developers can get beyond the chaos. Xojo is a development platform, which allows the creation of native cross-platform desktop, web, mobile … Continue reading

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Project Details Matter

How much do project details matter? Can you overcome small mistakes because of getting details wrong? If you dial into a conference call at 1pm EST rather than 1pm CST, you are likely to figure out that you’re early, right? … Continue reading

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Managing Deadlines with Concise Communication

When managing deadlines, a project manager often tries to figure out why they will be missed on a large project only to discover that the designer couldn’t say “no” when a client asked for additional items without his knowledge. How … Continue reading

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