How a Project Manager Can Be a Good Team Player

I occasionally talk to fellow project managers. I’ve found that one of the most common things that PMs complain about is getting people on our teams to be team players. I’ll admit that it is important. I often wonder whether the project managers that I talk to are good team players themselves. I believe that … Continue reading How a Project Manager Can Be a Good Team Player

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The Millennial Impact on Technology

 The 1990s was a great decade. It brought us Seinfeld, The Macarena, Michael Jordan, and the impending doom of Y2K hanging over our heads. It also brought the internet and mobile phones (once called car phones) into common, everyday use. People born in and around that decade grew up not knowing what life was like […] Read more →

Does Your Alma Mater Matter?

Throughout my career, I’ve spent a lot of time on both sides of the interviewing desk. It is nerve-racking sitting on the opposite side of that desk. No matter how confident I was, I was sure they would ask that zinger that I couldn’t answer. Worse yet, I was afraid they would ask an easy … Continue reading Does Your Alma Mater Matter?

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5 Ways a Project Manager Can Remove Obstacles

One of the project manager’s key responsibilities is to remove obstacles. Many see management and leadership as an oversight task. Instead, a project manager should strive to balance being informed with getting involved when necessary. The role requires more leadership than management. This means not only knowing when to get involved, but how to get … Continue reading 5 Ways a Project Manager Can Remove Obstacles

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Three Other Reasons to Mentor

 My first mentors in my career were advisors. They were people I turned to with questions. We would meet on a frequent basis. In these meetings they would share ideas with me, tell me certain areas where I could improve, and generally provide guidance. I generally liked my mentors and enjoyed meeting with them. But […] Read more →