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What to Look for When You Are Hiring

What to Look for When You Are Hiring

Let's discuss some thoughts on what an aspiring or transitional project manager should be looking for both in an organization and in a hiring manager. We'll look at the organization and focus on the hiring manager and the personnel in place or coming on board.

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Make or Buy Analysis in 5 Easy Steps

Make or Buy Analysis in 5 Easy Steps

Last week I looked at the advantages and disadvantages of the ‘make or buy’decision. Remember, the ‘make or buy’ decision is where you decide if it’s better to do the task or make the product in-house or whether you should contract with a vendor to do it for you. There are pros and cons of doing both – but how do you decide for any particular deliverable on your project what the right thing is for you? That’s where you need a process to determine whether making or buying is the right route forward. Here’s an easy 5 step approach that you can use in your procurement discussions.

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3 Types of Essential Resources For Your Project

3 Types of Essential Resources For Your Project

When you start your project you need to consider what resources are required to get it done. It’s always best to ask for the things you need at the beginning, rather than getting stuck halfway through because you haven’t planned it out, and having to ask then for additional resources. I’m going to show you the 3 types of essential resource that you should be considering for your project. I bet you are going to need all of them, so it’s worth taking a bit of time to work out exactly what that looks like for your project so you can request everything you need before you start work.

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The 5 Stages of Team Development

The 5 Stages of Team Development

Highly performing teams are what we all strive for. But how do we lead teams from a dysfunctional state where they are little more than a group of people in the same room to a fully operational, highly performing team? 

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3 Types of Essential Resources For Your Project

3 Types of Essential Resources For Your Project

When you start your project you need to consider what resources are required to get it done. It’s always best to ask for the things you need at the beginning, rather than getting stuck halfway through because you haven’t planned it out, and having to ask then for additional resources.

I’m going to show you the 3 types of essential resource that you should be considering for your project. I bet you are going to need all of them, so it’s worth taking a bit of time to work out exactly what that looks like for your project so you can request everything you need before you start work.

Projects can’t start without…

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