Project managers can do more for you than you think. Make sure you’re not missing a key resource because of common misconceptions.
A lot of organizations don’t think they need a digital project manager, but the value shouldn’t be overlooked — especially if your organization doesn’t have strong in-house web & IT resources. If you’re embarking on a new digital project, then consider these benefits of a digital project manager before deciding to tackle the project on […]
Most teams do “lessons learned” sessions at the end of phases or projects, but the lessons are often forgotten or ignored on later projects. The ability to internalize the project lessons and then incorporate them later tends to be dependent either on individual initiative (e.g. IT took 2 weeks instead of one on the last […]
We spend a lot of time removing internal obstacles and friction points for customers, but we neglect making things easier for new team members and even new clients. This leads to wasted time and impacts morale. Here are some thoughts on making onboarding easier for new associates (team members, clients, vendors, etc.) This post was […]
Project schedule management relies on you being able to manage your resources but sometimes you don’t have full authority over your team members’ or tools utilization. I’ve written before about building schedules with the real world in mind and also about breaking things down into smaller pieces to focus effort. These are both good ways […]
Projects shouldn’t be free-form. You have to put boundaries around what you are going to accomplish. The boundaries define your scope and you need a clear scope to determine schedule & cost. Schedule, cost and scope are sometimes called the Iron Triangle because they are rigid and you can’t change one without changing the others. […]
A large project will require input from stakeholders and end users on every point of your org chart. As the project moves forward, you’ll delegate some communication and work streams to department heads and informed supporters. This makes sense because these people know the nitty gritty of doing their jobs and can provide a depth […]