Self Development? Me?…sorry, I’m too busy for that

Self Development? Me?…sorry, I’m too busy for that

Be honest, when was the last time you took time out from your project to really focus on yourself? I ask this as I speak with many project managers who are very busy, so busy they barely return phone calls, their calendars are fully committed to the project(s) or there is little space in their day/week for anything else. As … Read More > Related Posts: 360 assessment for project staff So, how good are you? What do you need to change to be more effective? Project Management Training: Classroom vs mobile Good project management skills are not enough

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All change but how…..?

I am trying to type this without using my right hand and it is proving a tad difficult. You see I have something called De Quervains Tenosynovitis. Treatment – physiotherapy and resting the wrist….no typing please and wear a support. It is so difficult not to use my right hand….the spelling in this article is really being tested by this … Read More > Related Posts: If only common sense was…. well common! Sometimes an idea is so simple you wonder why it is not… How healthy are you (and your project)? Why is project management so fragmented in companies? This is why change control is so important

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What should you do in the first month on the job to set yourself up for success?

What should you do in the first month on the job to set yourself up for success?

Congratulations if you have just landed a new role or a new project! Starting something new is exciting. It gives you the opportunity to implement all the good practices you know and rectify errors from the past. But as you set out to do so, be careful not to fall into a common trap of rushing to implement your ideas before you’ve got to know your new customer, the business and your team. Image courtesy of Chaiwat at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Actively build relationships and trust In your new role you want to be seen as taking action and adding value from day one. That’s understandable. But producing a hurried project plan and quickly getting the team moving may not be the best use of your first days. Instead, you want to focus on getting to know the organization, your new client and the team – and resisting the temptation to kick off the project straight away.

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If only common sense was…. well common!

If only common sense was…. well common!

The above idea came from a tweet I saw in April. It read: I must admit I was taken aback by this. Why? Before explaining fully let me say a thank you to Operation Saves Lives, they probably never intended the above to go in the direction I am going to take it. So why was I taken aback? Well … Read More > Related Posts: Why do projects fail? It’s because we do not exert enough… Where is your project Gateway review

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The (Unproductive) State of Enterprise Work

The (Unproductive) State of Enterprise Work

KPS was proud and honored to have been invited to participate in the following Webcast, hosted by IDG and CIO Magazine.  Workfront is one of the preferred work management (Project Portfolio Management – PPM) platforms on the market and this conversation was based on their research, into the unproductive nature of so many companies today. […] The post The (Unproductive) State of Enterprise Work appeared first on Kelly Project Solutions .

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