Communication

Technology Gotchas (and Solutions) for Power Plant Project Managers

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Technology has invaded nearly every corner of the business world, with tools such as robust data analytics driving more strategic decisions than ever before. For power plant project managers, technology has created a few challenges along the way. Fortunately, with the right approach, project teams can overcome these gotchas and take advantage of everything technology offers.

Power Plant Projects Bring Unique Communication Challenges

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Strong communication skills are a must for any project manager. But when it comes to planning and executing projects in the highly demanding power plant environment, the ability to craft, plan for, and oversee communication efforts moves to the top of the priority ladder. Tackling these unique challenges requires experience and expertise.

Is Your Project Management Control process Really Working?

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Sometimes it can be difficult to determine how well your PMO’s project management control process is actually working. Is your team constantly occupied with too many tasks to manage and not enough people to get everything done? Do your projects come in late more often than they’re on time? Are you spending so much energy responding to last-minute problems that you aren’t able to focus on your current tasks? Has the team’s mood started to slip?

Project Management: Stress Vs. Panic

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Several strategies can be deployed to help PMOs avoid lapsing into panic when the pressure mounts, whether it’s because of an emergent problem or because there simply seems to be too much to do. Knowing where to draw the line is key when balancing stress levels.

Protect Your Brand with Project Management

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Careful management of company funds, close alignment with organizational goals, transparency throughout every communication, and the delivery of a high-quality product are all factors behind your brand’s reputation. Is your project management approach helping to preserve and promote that image?

Secrets of Successful Project Negotiation

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A tremendous amount of give and take—compromises both large and small—occurs during an average project. If your project office has encountered challenges during the negotiation process, consider these additional strategies as you work to ensure that agreements come out in your favor. The best negotiations begin with a thorough knowledge of the other party’s needs…

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6 Project PR Secrets of the Olympic Games

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The Olympics are always a media extravaganza, as host cities launch public relations campaigns that dovetail with similar efforts by sponsors, teams, and various sporting associations. There are some PR secrets leveraged by Olympic organizers that can also help project teams capitalize on the media machine. 1 – Expect the unexpected. Your project team may…

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Communication Challenges of Cross-Functional Project Team

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Cross-functional teams have the potential to be phenomenally effective when it comes to executing complex projects. To harness all that power, the various groups must be able to come together under a unified project management approach and focus their efforts toward reaching a common goal. One factor that’s crucial to a cross-functional project team’s ability…

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7 Things Project Management Rookies Can Teach Us

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Every project management professional started out as a rookie. They didn’t know the ropes early on and they probably didn’t always follow the most efficient path to get things done. They undoubtedly made mistakes along the way, some of them costly but most of them minor. While the success that comes with time and expertise…

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3 Project Communication Myths

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Strong communication flows are key to successful project execution. Ensuring those channels remain open and vibrant is a difficult task, requiring ongoing care and attention. A handful of myths can sometimes stand in the way of those efforts, as project teams fall into the trap of incorrect assumptions and lack of information. See if your…

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