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How to Handle an Under-Performing Project Team Member

Often when asked to manage a project you can be given an eclectic mix of personalities and be expected to mould them into an effective team. Equally common is that as a project manager, you don’t usually have total management control over your team members.You share responsibility with the team member’s functional manager. So how …

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Managing Your First Strategic Initiative

Strategic initiatives aren’t the same as typical projects—they tend to be considerably more complex and at times have hands on involvement from the top-level of management in the business. Dependent on the type of project being tackled the involvement and engagement of executive stakeholders varies. For a project like rolling out a new windows operating …

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Managing Conflict as a Project Manager

Conflict within most project teams is inevitable and effectively managing conflict is arguably the hardest thing a project manager has to do. How the project manager manages and resolves this conflict will make the difference between creating a better team or creating a bigger chasm within the team dynamics. As annoying and time-consuming managing conflict is, …

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Get Everyone on the Same Page with A Project Kick-off Meeting

Sometimes projects don’t go through an organised sequence of planning and execution and before you know it team members and stakeholders have varying levels of understanding about the purpose and scope of the project. To prevent this scenario, it is key to hold a kickoff meeting for a new project which will provide you the …

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