Category Archives: Project Management

How to Minimize Team Conflict

This blog is about the importance of reducing destructive team conflict. It provides approaches and strategies to create cohesive and collaborative teams.
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Communication: Fundamental to Project Success

Communication is the glue holding a project together. Consistent sharing of information can reduce role confusion, meandering project scope, and unforeseen challenges-all the typical hazards encountered by work teams. (more…)
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The Power of Why: The Importance of Providing Framework

Generally, change begets anxiety. And it's not only downsizing or new performance metrics that cause workplace angst. Even great opportunities for career growth can be a source of stress for employees if the message is poorly delivered. So before you broadcast any important business decision, it's wise to consult key staff-to educate, listen and gather…
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The Price of Procrastination

Procrastination is part of the human condition, and we all have guilty little secrets about intentions gone awry. But in business, these bad habits can be costly. One IT company, aware of gaps in employee skills, put off development of a training program. The delay cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars in billable hours.…
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Project Management: Time’s Too Short to Skip It

In this lean economy, most employees wear multiple hats and there never seems to be enough time. So when a project involving sustained team effort begins to take shape, it may be tempting to just dive in. Bad idea. Rework, botched schedules or budget overruns are likely to be your reward. (more…)
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