Project managers are responsible for the success of each product and service your company delivers. They are responsible for the financial success, client satisfaction, and smooth collaboration of every task your company undertakes. But what separates a project manager from a team leader, and what are the signs you need more project managers or better ones? We asked five experts around the globe for signs you need a new PM. Here is what they said.
Feedback is natural at agencies. Done right, feedback can be a source of constructive conversation that guides employees toward improvement. When a strong feedback culture exists, the whole organization benefits.
“Guru” comes from Sanskrit many years ago, meaning “heavy, weighty.” The Oxford Dictionary cites the first use of “business guru” in a 1960s issue of Business Week. So what makes someone a weighty business guru?
Your best product is your people. Delivering great work to your clients depends on the team that helps you get there. It's your job to keep them inspired and engaged. Luckily, there have been many great, famous leaders before us from whom we can borrow inspiration. Make a resolution to kick off your Monday meetings with one of these inspirational teamwork quotes each week of 2017!
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Every generation has its own expectations for how it will work. In the 1950s, men primarily entered the workforce. In the 1990s, baby boomers and the Internet took over. Today, we’re seeing millennials enter the workforce.
Your day is spent managing budgets, people, and time. That can make staying up to date on the latest and greatest project management articles a challenge. Where do you fit reading time into your day?
Cloudtech is an Ireland-based IT services company specializing in business consulting and software development. Cloudtech serves companies of all sizes and sectors, globally. Their core areas of specialty include custom cloud and on-premise projects, integrations and connectors, and data migrations.
These are frustrations we hear every day:
A lot of growing businesses are focused on profit, margins, and developing a quality offering people will want. It could be easy to forget how important having the best customer service is.
If you provide project-based work to clients, you’ve no doubt encountered scope creep. Scope creep is the tiny request your client asks you to do once, outside your agreed-upon contract, that can balloon into many requests for which you aren’t compensated.
Mondays are better when you come in refreshed. It’s all too common to see people with Monday blues, feeling ill at ease, having trouble focusing and thinking clearly, or generally seeming less motivated. When that happens, your projects become at risk: You may be slower to spot issues and less sharp at resolving them. In fact, here are all the ways poor sleep could contribute to a reduced quality of work.
Burn rates tell you in real time if you are at risk of going over budget. Because that’s so important to the success of each project, we asked two C-levels of growing companies how they manage burn rate, keeping expenses in check and avoiding surprises at the end of each project.