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April 2010 Blog Posts (13)

What is most important from a client’s point of view?

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Added by Daniel Nilsson on April 30, 2010 at 5:23am — No Comments

Celebrity Apprentice Episode 7: Fruit Basket Turnover

This week’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice offered a lesson for project managers the world over about recognizing the power of mixing up stagnant teams.



The guys had been doing pretty well as a team and had learned to play to each other’s strengths after the first six episodes. The women, not so much. Cyndi’s initial flakiness has progressed to outright boorishness. Holly continues to grate with her sledgehammer finesse. Maria takes things too personally and Summer is the…

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Added by Susan Lyle Dodia on April 29, 2010 at 9:34am — No Comments

Motivation is Key

Motivation is key to the successful, on time, delivery of any project. I

have always gone out of my way to ensure my team was highly motivated,

happy, working well and this included both in and outside work. If you

work with people for a while you should quickly spot when a team member

is not happy and you should understand the reason, if its work related

act to address it, if its external and personal do what you can to

support them. You should not under estimate… Continue

Added by Ian Tomkins on April 29, 2010 at 9:05am — No Comments

Path-Goal Based Project Leadership

When we consider project leadership, there is no such thing as an ideal… Continue

Added by Utpal Vaishnav on April 27, 2010 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Should YOU Avoid Conflict?

Most of the times you do not want conflict to go unaddressed. It is your job as a leader to ensure that your team engages in healthy and productive conflict and to make sure that conflict is not ignored. After all desperately hoping that an issue will just go away is a great way to turn a small issue into a…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on April 27, 2010 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Red, Yellow, Green Project status

Over the past month I’ve read several interesting articles on status reports and I thought I would expand on an old post of mine (…
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Added by Ryan Endres on April 22, 2010 at 10:23am — 2 Comments

Managing Changing Requirements

I'm sure we have all experienced projects on which the customer continually changed requirements. Unless carefully managed changing requirements during project work can lead to a failed project. I just posted an article on my personal blog that describes one example of a management method for handling changing requirements without significantly impacting project performance. You can read this article at http://blog.mymanagersguide.com

Added by Joe on April 21, 2010 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Should you be Accomodating?





The Accommodating Mode is one of the modes of conflict resolution as defined by the TKI or Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. The TKI breaks our conflict handling preferences into five modes.…



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Added by Margaret Meloni on April 19, 2010 at 2:26pm — 1 Comment

It worked for the Bible!

For many years now I have wondered how the Bible became such a powerful

book, how it controlled so many people, how it guided the creation of

many civilisations, ok it caused the death of many millions of people

along the way, but hay we will brush over that for now.



Well I will tell you where its power came from and why its power has

dwindled. The main reason the Bible was able to accomplish these

incredible feats was down to two key points, the first… Continue

Added by Ian Tomkins on April 19, 2010 at 11:46am — No Comments

Celebrity Apprentice Episode 5: Don’t Confuse Kindness with Weakness

After five episodes, the stress of the show is taking its toll on both teams. The ladies are not nearly as courteous as they were when they started, and are eager to comply when The Donald sets them up to throw each other under the bus in the Board Room. The guy’s team, no longer forming or storming, has moved on to norming, the stage where team members adjust their behaviors to the team dynamics. In this week’s episode, Curtis provided strong leadership for Rocksolid. After weeks of…

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Added by Susan Lyle Dodia on April 14, 2010 at 10:22pm — 4 Comments

Biting Off More Than You Can Chew!

Biting off more than you can chew. Well this week I have witnessed yet

again experianced Programme Managers being over keen and biting off more

than they can handle, the end result being delays to all areas of the

programme as already overworked teams had more work dumped on them.



It’s a common mistake for both Project and Programme Managers to agree,

or even volunteer, to take on work that was out of their scope in an

endeavour to ensure their project or… Continue

Added by Ian Tomkins on April 9, 2010 at 4:50am — No Comments

What is the Competing Mode? When Should You Use it?

The Competing Mode is one of the modes of conflict resolution as defined by the TKI or…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on April 5, 2010 at 3:18pm — No Comments

How to scrum with ms project

A Software Project manager faces many challenges. One of the challenges is, How to use the tools.

They spend 1000 of dollars of learning MS Project or other tooling and at the end so many of them ending with using MS Excel and still project gets delayed and ending up to pay penalties to the customer or Ends up with HUGE over cost.

This is not only good for your pocket but most important it is not good for your company Image.

And if you are the project manager you have to…

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Added by bobby saeidi on April 1, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

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