Businesses are no longer focusing on the single bottom line and shareholders are no longer the only entity with a vested interest in how the business operates. In this day and age an organisation’s reputation is critical to its survival. As such, greater focus is being placed on positive engagement with communities and consideration for the environment. Continue reading Corporate Social Responsibility – Back to Basics
“The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they come when the mind is still.”
– Om mantra
Hard working individuals are feeling the effects of stress in the workplace. In mild cases it causes fatigue, leaving people physically and emotionally spent. In extreme cases it affects their health and personal relationships. A recent article in The Age states that for the first time, mental disorders have overtaken wounds to become Victoria’s third-leading workplace injury. This is astounding considering the annual cost of claims for mental disorders has soared by 45 per cent to $273 million. Continue reading Free your mind and your soul will follow
Risks represent potential future events or circumstances that could have an impact on your project. Generally we think of risk having a negative impact. However, what if the impact on your project was positive? In that case you would have an opportunity risk. Continue reading Should You Factor Positive Risk into Project Planning?
It should come as no shock to learn that some organizations are better than others at managing projects. There are probably no organizations that have a 100% success rate, and hopefully none have a 0% success rate. However, some organizations definitely perform at a higher level than others. Continue reading Your Organization Culture Influences Project Success
Step 1: Use real-time information
Project team members will be reporting project progress to you so make it easy for them by using real-time information. Choose a project tool that can capture real-time task information. This will give them everything they need to prepare their status updates quickly so you can consolidate the data for your overall tracking. Continue reading 5 Steps For Tracking Project Progress
Issues are problems that will impede the progress of your project, and are not within the control of the project team to resolve. They need outside help. Use these four issues management techniques on your projects. Continue reading Use These Four Techniques for Managing Issues
You’ll get more out of your time together when you structure meetings.
Tip #1: Share the agenda
Prepare an agenda and share it with everyone before the meeting is due to take place. If possible, give the team a chance to comment on the topics up for discussion and to tell you about additional things they would like to talk about during the meeting. The purpose of having an agenda is to keep the meeting on track and to make sure that nothing important is forgotten. Sending out the agenda in advance helps as it prompts people to come to the meeting prepared to discuss the topics. They have time to gather together any facts or to prepare their updates. Continue reading 5 Tips For Facilitating Meetings
Many people hear the terms projects, programs and portfolio, but are not sure what they all mean and how they fit together. All three are structures that allow us to organize certain types of work. These three concepts need to be understood by project managers. Continue reading Projects, Programs, and Portfolios Explained
Project management presents a bigger challenge than just telling everyone on the team to do things a certain way. People that are not used to working within a formal structure and framework can sometimes rebel when they are asked to do it for the first time. These people will first tend to get negative and view the new processes a bunch of overhead. To help you be successful, I recommend you look at five areas. Continue reading Five Techniques to Introduce Project Management To Your Project Team
You’ll be able to assess your achievements objectively and quickly. Continue reading 5 Ways To Evaluate Your Project