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Their Anger Isn't Your Emergency pain points people May 31, 2024

Recently, a project manager on my team and I both received phone calls from an upset team member.

We both run our projects in such a way that minimizes how often this type of interaction happens, but even the best project manager can’t prevent all conflict or all situations that might make...

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Helping People Meet Deadlines (Especially Creative Types) pain points people May 10, 2024

Ah, deadlines.

In one sense, a great project manager rises above deadlines and keeps everyone focused on what meets project goals under current circumstances, even if that means original deadlines shift or fall by the wayside.

But in another sense, project schedules DO matter, and meeting a...

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5 Practical Tools for Getting Decisions Made pain points people Apr 26, 2024

A lot of project management is getting other people to make decisions.

As project managers, some decisions lie with us, especially when it comes to choosing the right tools to use to move a project forward. The decisions that lie with the project manager can vary depending on how this role is...

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Can't Get Project Status Updates? pain points people Mar 01, 2024

This blog was inspired by this post on Reddit, and is an expansion on the comment I wrote in response.

How clearly do you understand the status of each of your projects?

The real status—not just the status your software is telling you.

There are plenty of robust project management...

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Good Project Managers Teach Project Management to Coworkers people philosophy Feb 16, 2024

This blog was inspired by this post on Reddit, and is an expansion on the comment I wrote in response.

So you’re a project manager. Do you also think of yourself as an educator?

In my nearly 8 years as a project manager, I’ve had mounting experiences that show me I will be a more...

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People: This is the way. inspiration pain points people Jan 05, 2024

I was talking to a peer mentor the other day, and she was giving me some great food for thought on simple ways to add data to project reports. As I complimented her approaches, she told me that out of all the parts of her job, manipulating project data comes easily to her—but project team...

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When Nobody Cares about Your Projects pain points people Dec 15, 2023

I was chatting with an email subscriber the other day, and he was telling me that when he’s assigned a project, it’s on him as the project leader to convince other company employees to complete the tasks his project needs done on top of their regular work. Nobody is directly expected...

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Rockstar Client and Vendor Communication pain points people Nov 10, 2023

Does your role as a project manager require regular communication with clients or vendors? Or are you newly finding yourself working with professionals external to your organization? 

I worked directly with outside clients for the first year and a half of my career, and with many types of...

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3 Reasons to Wait to Respond people philosophy Oct 27, 2023

Today, I’d like to share a project manager pro tip with you…I didn’t learn it until year 6 or so, and there’s no reason you need to wait that long.

Here it is:

Don’t always respond to everyone right away.

What?? Why not? Isn’t it a huge part of my job to...

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