Lean Six Sigma Archive

  • Project manager deadlines

    Dealing with Project Delays: Deadlines are Closer than they Appear

    If you are a project manager (PM) in any industry, you know the pressure that an approaching deadline can create and the headache that project delays can create. When I have a big deadline coming up for a work package or a sprint, in my […]

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    Applying for Jobs in Project Management

    Sooner or later it happens to all of us — you will have to apply for a job within the field of project management. You may be looking to upgrade your position or getting out of a toxic situation; you could have been laid off […]

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    Project Managers — How to Advance Your Career

    I think most professionals want to advance their careers and project managers are no exception. As a PM you are always ¬†looking to get larger and more difficult assignments. You want to get those choice assignments from your company that will help you advance your […]

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    Managing Stakeholder Expectations — Keeping Your Job

    Managing stakeholder expectations is all about communicating the progress of your project through the implementation stage. If you communicated with them during the pre-planning and planning stages, key stakeholders and team members should both be aware of your project scope, the WBS, key performance indicators […]

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    How Long Will this Take — Establishing Project Timelines

    The process of estimating how long your project will take you and establishing project timelines reminds me of the old school strategies of drill sergeants where they test the ability of their new enlistee to perform under pressure by asking questions that have no right […]

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