New Year/Holiday Tips

New Year’s Resolutions, Pmp Style

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We all do it. January rolls around and everyone looks ahead to all the things they want to accomplish. Resolutions can be an inspiring way to kick off the new year, but what happens, months later, when nothing has been achieved and the commitment fades? There are many reasons New Year’s resolutions never come to…

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8 END-OF-YEAR TASKS YOUR PMO SHOULD BE DOING RIGHT NOW

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With the fall swing underway, project management teams have a lot on their plates. They’re planning for bad weather impacts and all the other potential issues on the autumn horizon. Because the next few months will be made especially busy with end-of-year tasks, PMOs can help maintain their momentum while smoothing the transition to the…

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Project Management Strategies to Help you Get Started in the New Year

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The start of the New Year is a great time to figure out what you want to achieve next, but sometimes it’s easy to lose track of your forward momentum. In this blog post we’ve outlined some of the most common challenges project managers face when mapping out their new yearly objectives, and we’ve suggested some strategies…

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6 Tips on How to Improve Your PMO for the New Year

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While you’re thinking of your own goals for the New Year, why not also take the time to look at where your Project Office (PMO) is and where you want to take it in the New Year? If you’re stuck for ideas, we’ve put together some resolutions you can use to get started. 1. Increase ongoing education. As…

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Special Holiday Rewards for Your Project Management Team

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Special Holiday Rewards for Your Project Management Team There’s a lot work involved in the holidays—braving the crowds to finish shopping, getting the house clean for guests, hanging lights, and putting everything away in January—but everything comes with a reward (the perfect gift for your brother, a tidy house full of family, a home that…

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IMPORTANT TOPICS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR NEW YEAR PROJECT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

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The New Year is upon us and everyone is neck deep in the latest round of budget revisions, prioritization meetings and team strategy sessions for the new year. ‘We don’t have enough budget for that’, ‘That is not a top priority’, ‘How does that impact our new year strategy?’… sound familiar? As everyone is busy posturing…

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6 PROJECT MANAGEMENT TIPS TO REMEMBER FOR THE NEW YEAR

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As we usher in 2014 and its newly-approved projects, it’s easy to become mired in the daily grind. But there are some overarching principles Project Managers should keep in mind to help maintain their focus on project management—and career—success. 1 – Project advocacy starts with you. Does your PMO need to boost its advocacy skills?…

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STRATEGIES THANKSGIVING PLANNERS USE

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STRATEGIES THANKSGIVING PLANNERS USE Turkey, stuffing, and pie are Thanksgiving staples, but communication? It turns out that good communication channels are crucial to putting on a first-rate holiday event. Here we’ll look at the strategies Thanksgiving planners use and how they jive with good project management. Providing comprehensive information. Simply asking who’s bringing a side dish isn’t…

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