Simple Tips for Eliminating Procrastination Within Your Project Team

In the previous post, we discussed an essential soft skill for project managers - recognizing and beating productivity killers within your team. We started with ways to deal with unproductive interruptions, which almost 41% people see as the no.1 enemy for their work performance. Now, let’s move on to the productivity battle against procrastination, the second most dangerous efficiency killer...

Do Agile Project Managers Need to Be Certified?

Last week, PMI announced the launch of its new certification for agile project managers. Those who want to get a PMI agile certificate will have to pass a challenging exam to prove they are able to apply agile methodologies on a professional level. PMI will start...

5 Practical Tips on Making Virtual Collaboration Efficient

My post about The Secret Ingredients of a Successful Distributed Team turned out to be quite popular, so I decided to follow up on it by sharing a slide deck I recently presented to the Information Management Forum members (IMF). I was invited to speak about virtual...

The Secret Ingredients of a Successful Distributed Team

Recently, I really enjoyed my time attending Net:Work, a new conference that was presented in San Francisco by GigaOM. The event evolved around the topic of remote collaboration, or as the organizers described it, the opportunities that new technologies “have...

Sharing Insights into Project Management 2.0 with Gina Abudi

Recently, I was interviewed by Gina Abudi, a successful management consultant with over 15 years of professional background in project management, strategic planning and many other areas. You may find a lot of valuable information and helpful tips in Gina’s...

Win a Book to Find Out How Laziness Can Be Productive

Peter Taylor, whom I interviewed recently, was very kind to offer a FREE book to the author of the best comment about the methodology that he told us about.  The prize is Peter’s “The Lazy Project Manager: How to be twice as productive and still...

Interview with Lazy Project Manager

Recently, Dave Garett, the founder of the well-known project management community, GanttHead.com invited me to take part in a collaborative project of creating a book. The book is called "Project Pain Reliever" and it is a collection of chapters by experts...

When Rules of Thumb Can Be as Effective

There’s a lot of art, not just science, in most projects. When planning and overseeing project tasks, project managers often respond by applying heuristics or "rules of thumb." I promised to say a few words about them in my responce to Ibrahim's...

Tips and Tricks for Smart Project Planning

In my previous post on critical path, I promised to share some tips and tricks that can help you make your project planning more efficient. So here they are: Pay close attention to the human factor. Critical path analysis and project management tools can be really...

Critical Path is Easy as 1,2,3

In my previous post about the problem of telling what’s important on a project, I promised to share some thoughts and tips on how standard project management methodologies, particularly the critical path method, can facilitate your planning efficiency when...


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