managing teams Archive

  • Daily Scrum

    Scrum Meeting Tips and Strategies

    One of the more effective tools that are included in the Scrum methodology is the Daily Stand-Up Meeting. I wanted to put together a quick guide on how to assure this 15 minute meeting is both effective and efficient. The Daily Stand-Up, or daily Scrum, […]

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  • Scrum Project Management

    Agile Project Management and the Scrum Methodolgy

    As you talk to the people who are on the periphery of project management, when you ask them what type of project management strategies they use they will often reply with, “agile project management“. I just finished reading the book Agile Project Management by Jim […]

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  • wishes of IT project managers

    IT Project Managers — What They Want

    Being an IT Project Manager is not an easy pair of shoes to fill. I was recently reading CIO Magazine and happened on an article titled, “7 Top Wishes of IT Project Managers” that got me thinking about the role a project manager plays in […]

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  • Lean Six Sigma

    The Lean Six Sigma Project Management Methodology

    Lean Six Sigma is a project management methodology that is focused on process improvement in an organization. I know, I know. The first blush of the definition of Lean Six Sigma is that PMBOK would not define it as falling within the confines of project […]

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  • conflict management

    IT Project Management — When You Really, Really Don’t Like a Stakeholder

    Let’s face it, for all the kumbaya “let’s all get along” talk at management training sessions, as an IT project manager (IT PM) there will come a time when you have a stakeholder who you do not get along with. CIO Magazine recently published an […]

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  • it project management pitfalls

    IT Project Management — Avoiding Common Pitfalls

    IT project management is a very unique animal that requires more flexibility than other industries. Several methodologies have been developed to help provide improved pliability of the process, but even with the new strategies, some of the same challenges continue to come up time and […]

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  • 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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  • project management communication

    Communication and Project Management

    Communication in business is always important, but communication during the planning and implementation of a project you have just accepted as a project manager is ultimately what will determine if you keep your job or not. If you cannot effectively communicate, you may want to […]

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  • managing high performance individuals

    Managing High Performance Individuals

    As a project manager, you have probably been lucky enough to manage high performance individuals on your project team. While in most cases having those individuals on your team can be a fantastic asset and addition, sometimes they can present a special set of challenges. […]

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