Susan’s Pick for a Cool Project Planning Tool: WBS ChartPro
Sometimes I find myself struggling to see a hierarchical WBS representation of my project plan when I am using my favorite project planning tool. Luckily, there is a way to get that “traditional WBS” view of things and still interact with your main project planning tool. WBS ChartPro is the tool that I use often in […]
Seven Skills for High-Performing Project Teams
Successful project managers know that effective teams get the work done and then some. The trick is to build and maintain an effective project team within your organization. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines a team as “a number of persons associated together in work or activity.” Sounds good to me. When I looked up this […]
How Are Your Problem Solving Skills?
Working on today’s fast-paced projects calls for fine-tuning your problem solving skills. Confronting the latest problem on your project and finding a solution can be very challenging for both you and your project team. Some folks come wired for solving problems. They seem to use a combination of ingenuity, creativity and common sense to get […]
Are You an Ethical and Trustworthy Project Manager?
In order to be respected and trusted by your team and your stakeholders, you must behave ethically. That’s easy enough to say, but what exactly does that mean? In a nutshell, ethical people understand the difference between moral and immoral behavior and the standards that govern their own behavior. They act in a moral way […]
Balancing Effectiveness and Efficiency on Your Projects
Effectiveness and efficiency provide a never-ending dilemma for project managers and their team members as well. Over the years, I have found that balancing these two aspects on my project efforts to be a struggle between the inputs and outputs in the quest for the ultimate “favorable ratio” between the two. The difference between being […]