If you've never used a virtual assistant or virtual project manager before, it may be hard to visualize exactly how it works. Here are a few frequently asked questions that may have crossed your mind as well. 1. How can you manage a project if you're not here? Great question! Outsourced project managers and … Continue reading How Does Remote Project Management Work?
Project Managers and Change: A Paradox
Almost every project brings about change. Extensive thought, time, and effort related to managing change is (and should be) part of a project’s scope. It’s essential to understand not just the goal of a project, but how an organization’s people and processes may be impacted by that goal, whether negatively or positively. Resistance to change … Continue reading Project Managers and Change: A Paradox
Achieving Inbox Zero As A Project Management Skill
Could something as minor as managing your email be considered a project management skill? With the proliferation and inefficiency of email communication these days, I’ve noticed a great deal of discussion and recommendations for tools geared towards helping busy folks “achieve Inbox zero”. What’s interesting is that everyone immediately buys into the root cause problem … Continue reading Achieving Inbox Zero As A Project Management Skill
Is There One Simple Thing to Improve Project Management?
After juggling a particularly busy week, my mind drifted back to a conversation I had with a project management colleague. This is a republication of a post I wrote that contemplates an insightful question that he posed. Michael Greer, project management expert and author (“The Project Management Minimalist”, among other offerings) poses a very interesting … Continue reading Is There One Simple Thing to Improve Project Management?