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How to provide constructive criticism

This is a guest post by Sarah Clare. As a manager, there is sure to come a time when you have to address poor performance or substandard work. We all make mistakes, and we can all find ways to improve our work. When you are a project manager, it is your responsibility to make sure that you help ... READ the POST

Effective Meetings: Reloaded

This is a guest post by Guillermo Solis. Managing successful meetings is not a new subject, but neither is a waste of time to refresh ourselves about how best to manage meetings. Below I have some suggestions to bear in mind before, during and after meetings, when we are in charge of the meeting. ... READ the POST

4 ways to proactively manage stakeholders

Stakeholder management is a hot topic at the moment, given that A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) includes a tenth knowledge area on managing stakeholders. So Pernille Eskerod and Anna Lund Jepsen’s book, Project Stakeholder Management, is timely. In it, they argue ... READ the POST

10 Tips for Presenting At Work

This is a guest post by Serena Grant. When presenting at work, it’s always important to be as concise as possible, while putting a lot of thought into the preparation of how to best shape your content for an audience. At the same time, it’s worth considering how to use plain speech, repetition, ... READ the POST

An introduction to communications plans

Does your project have a communications plan?  It’s often something that less experienced project managers forget to do, although even experienced project managers can find themselves half way through a project without a clear communications approach. The purpose of a communications plan is to ... READ the POST

Are you a project chugger?

A bit of bright weather and suddenly the pavements are full of people waving clipboards, trying to get you to stop at the end of a busy day and donate to charity. While the causes are always good, the method of extracting direct debit details from passers by is low-tech, and if you are trying to get ... READ the POST

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