Did it happen to you? Are You The Project Management Expert?

Work and no pleasure is not the way to go.(Obviously!) So we have decided to go out there and find some funny project management clips and put some smiles on those faces. We start off with one of the most viewed ones on the internet: The project management expert. We would like to thank the…

Dealing With Unreasonable People the BATNA Framework

dealing with unreasonable people

Most people working on projects realize that in the long run it is beneficial to work toward mutually satisfying solutions. Still, occasionally you encounter someone who has a dominant win/lose attitude about life and will be difficult to deal with. Fisher and Ury recommend that you use negotiation jujitsu when dealing with unreasonable people, such…

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Outsourcing Project Work: Why, How, When?

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…being a good partner has become a key corporate asset. I call it a company’s collaborative advantage. In the global economy, a well developed ability to create and sustain fruitful collaborations gives companies a significant competitive leg up.—Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor It is rare in today’s flat world to find important projects…

Outsourcing Project Work – 4 Advantages and Disadvantages

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This is the first part of a short guide on outsourcing. If you have landed on this article via a Google/Bing search then I encourage you to take a look at this article first and then come back to this one. Outsourcing Overview The term outsourcing has traditionally been applied to the transferring of business…

7 Easy Ways You Can Rejuvenate Your Project Team

Rejuvenate Your Project Team

Over the course of a long project, a team sometimes drifts off course and loses momentum. The project manager needs to swing into action to realign the project team with the project objectives and step on the pedal. What options are there for the project team? There are both formal and informal solutions. Informal actions:…

Virtual Project Team: Challenges, Solutions, Success

Virtual Project Team

Building a high-performance project team among a mixture of part-time and full-time members is a challenging task. Consider how much more challenging it is to build a team when members cannot engage in face-to-face interactions. Such would be the case for a virtual project team in which the team members are geographically situated so that…

Managing Conflicts Within the Project

managing conflicts

Disagreements and conflicts naturally emerge within a project team during the life of the project. Participants will disagree over priorities, allocation of resources the quality of specific work, solutions to discovered problems, and so forth. Some conflicts support the goals of the group and improve project performance. Effectively managing conflicts within the project is critical…