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4 Essential Skills Every Project Manager Needs

4 Essential Skills Every Project Manager Needs

Project managers are primarily responsible for the success or failure of a project. It is their job to not only manage the workflow, but to apply their knowledge, tactics and skills to meet every requirement.

It is imperative to refine your skills to exceed a client’s expectations and to ensure you adhere to their specific needs on schedule. If you are considering a career in project management, or want to build on your existing knowledge, here are four essential skills every project manager needs.

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Project Management Annual Salaries for 2019 [Infographic]

Project Management Annual Salaries for 2019 [Infographic]

Due to the difficulty and complexity of the position, project managers are often paid well. No matter where a project manager might work in the United States, the role requires a great deal of attention to detail, planning, foresight and the ability to execute in order to rise to the top of the profession. However, like in any profession, where one lives, the years of experience and the title can play a substantial factor in potential earnings throughout a career.

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Successful Behaviours: What the Best PMs Do

Successful Behaviours: What the Best PMs Do

Would you consider yourself a successful project manager? I hope so, but as we all know, it’s always a good idea to be continuing learning and developing to improve our ability to lead projects. But what are the behaviors of successful project managers?

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5 Essentials for Closing Your Project The Right Way

5 Essentials for Closing Your Project The Right Way

Your project schedule should show that all the tasks are complete. All the final timesheets for work should be submitted. If you use a task management app for tracking progress, there should be nothing showing as outstanding.

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16 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Improve Their Leadership Skills

16 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Improve Their Leadership Skills

Lots of people wonder what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. Is it a matter of charisma? Great public speaking skills? Relentless innovation? Luck?

You don’t need unmatched brilliance or a sudden strike of inspiration to come up with your next great idea. Here are fifteen ways you can achieve success.

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Software Reviews

Wrike Review

Wrike Review

Wrike is an online project management software that allows you to customize the way your team handles tasks. This software allows you to not only have complete control over what needs to be done, it is the easiest way to work with team members that are not able to physically be with you – thus working remotely.

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Interviews

Impact of Pre-Sales Process Involvement on Project Managers' Outlook

Impact of Pre-Sales Process Involvement on Project Managers' Outlook

Sam Barnes is a speaker, author and consultant on digital project management and team leadership, with experience of over 14 years in the digital industry. He started as a front-end developer at TBS. During that time, he was appointed Nokia’s key user for UK and Ireland, which led him to move into digital project management. Sam currently works as a Senior Development Manager at...

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How to Become the Very Best Project Manager You Can Be

How to Become the Very Best Project Manager You Can Be

Mike Clayton is a project management expert, facilitator and advisor, with a background in integrating complex change in major national and multi-national organizations. He has worked as a Senior Manager at Deloitte for 8 years, where he was involved in the delivery of complex change for clients like British Gas, General Motors, Scottish Electricity Settlements and Railtrack. He is also the...

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Rescue and Recovery of Projects – Part 2

Rescue and Recovery of Projects – Part 2

In this part of the interview we ask expert Antony della Porta how to best apply critical systems thinking (CST) in the recovery of projects, and if focusing on sustainability can help troubled projects. We also focus on what the impacts of delaying the declaration of project trouble are, whether that increases the risk of the project being canceled, if there is a way to determine that the...

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Rescue and Recovery of Projects – Part 1

Rescue and Recovery of Projects – Part 1

PMTips: Antony, thank you for accepting to do a second interview with PMTips. Last time we talked about Sustainability in Project Management and this time we will focus our talk on the rescue and recovery of projects. Antony della Porta: Well, I really appreciate the invite actually, Ana, and thanks ever so much for taking interest in my passion, as it were, in change initiative delivery,...

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The Responsibilities, Challenges and Experiences of a Project Controls Manager

The Responsibilities, Challenges and Experiences of a Project Controls Manager

Ali Shahsavari began his career as a Scheduling and Controls Manager in 2005 at MAPNA Group. In 2013, he became a Project Controls Manager at Kiewit – one of the largest construction and engineering organizations in North America. He is a certified PMP® (Project Management Professional) and a PSP (Planner Scheduler Professional). During his career, Ali had the chance to work on a...

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Productive Laziness – Work Smarter, Not Harder

Productive Laziness – Work Smarter, Not Harder

Interview with Peter Taylor, who is a PMO and PM Strategy expert, a trainer, adviser and a Conference and Corporate speaker. He is also a best-selling author, who wrote a number of books on project leadership, PMO development, project marketing, project challenges and executive sponsorship. Peter has been described as perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project...

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Focus on the Endgame to Identify and Manage Project Risks

Focus on the Endgame to Identify and Manage Project Risks

Carl Pritchard is a certified PMP® (Project Management Professional) and PMI-RMP® (Risk Management Professional). He is a recognized author, researcher and lecturer who has written five major project management texts, over one-hundred articles on project management topics, multiple white papers and several chapters in other authors’ publications. As an internationally...

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Delivering Change in Projects – Benefits of the Sustainable Approach

Delivering Change in Projects – Benefits of the Sustainable Approach

Antony della Porta is an established professional in the delivery of strategic business change and an advisor for programme and project recovery with critical systems thinking approach. With an experience of over 30 years in the project management profession, he enables organizations realize their strategic business, environmental and sustainability goals, through the excellence of Portfolio,...

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Increase Value Realization of Project Deliverable by Intersecting Creative Problem Solving and Project Management

Increase Value Realization of Project Deliverable by Intersecting Creative Problem Solving and Project Management

Teresa Lawrence has worked as a school superintendent, a project manager, a subject-matter expert in integrating creativity and Creative Problem Solving (CPS) into project management, and is a certified Project Management Professional. She provides training and facilitation in the application of creative problem solving, process evaluation and project management. Additionally, she offers...

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