New Article/Video: “Clarisketch: Narrate & Annotate Pictures for Teaching or Team Collaboration”

New Article/Video: “Clarisketch: Narrate & Annotate Pictures for Teaching or Team Collaboration”

This new post at my  WORTH SHARING  website introduces a powerful (and free!) app that you’re going to want to use with your project teams. Check it out: Clarisketch: Narrate & Annotate Pictures for Teaching or Team Collaboration So why visit my  WORTH SHARING  website? See: Convergence: Everything Worth Sharing in One Place

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New Video: Big Data & Big Data University, An Overview

New Video: Big Data & Big Data University, An Overview

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Video: Big Data & Big Data University, An Overview

Video: Big Data & Big Data University, An Overview

Watch my video Overview of Big Data & Big Data University here:

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AAAS Journal “Science” Reviews The Project Manager’s Partner!

AAAS Journal “Science” Reviews The Project Manager’s Partner!

In case you missed it I hereby alert you to the following blog post: (Spoiler alert –They liked it!)

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How to write the perfect progress report – dos and don’ts

How to write the perfect progress report – dos and don’ts

If you work as a project manager, chances are that you have completed dozens of progress reports during your career – if not hundreds! But how effective have they been? Have you had a clear purpose when writing the reports, for instance by wanting your stakeholders to take certain action as a result of them? Or did you fill them in because it was one of those routine tasks that had to be done? Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net You may have been very conscientious and particular when filling in your reports, but unfortunately not everyone is, and as a result the weekly status report becomes one of those artifacts that is part of the process without adding much value.  Top mistakes Some of the classic mistakes that project managers make is that they include too much static information and not enough about what the real project issues are. In that way the report is not a true reflection of what is really going on. If you just write about what happened during the last reporting period and what you will do during the next reporting period, without mentioning how that compares to plan and what the real risks and issues are, there is no incentive for executives to pay attention to it. In many cases the report is even attached in an email without any context or description, meaning that executives who rely on smartphones are unlikely to ever get to the information.

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