What defines a successful project? Is it timely delivery? Client satisfaction? High quality work? Meeting the original goal and scope? Maybe a combination of all of those? In the business world of today, every detail matters. As the manager, it’s your job to ensure on time delivery of the project, make sure that the client is satisfied, keep the quality of the work high and meet the goals of the ...
No matter the industry, the goal of project management is to produce the greatest results (read: fastest and most valuable) using the least amount of resources and investment. This is no easy task, as it is more rare to hear a project manager to complain of having too many resources at their disposal than spotting a rainbow after sundown.
There are project managers and consultant project managers. Both of these champions of organizational efficiency and management provide essentially the same exact functions. In case you are looking o get into consulting as a PM, or are a CEO who is considering bringing on a consultant, the main difference between the two PMs is kinda like this:
There has been chatter online that project management software may indeed be invaluable for task assignment and real-time communication with clients, but that it can impede the creative juices of designers from freely flowing. However, this is an ill-fitting, blanket generalization of an entire industry that in fact has a diverse array of options for myriad applications.
Millennials, the generation between Generation X and Generation Z (the kids and adults roughly born 1982-2000) have been a tough nut to crack for many marketing professionals.
High performing teams are the goal of any successful organization. Who doesn’t want to constantly meet deadlines, deliver excellent quality work and have close to zero problems during the completion process of every project? Unless you are masochistic in the extreme (like, THE extreme), you probably understand what you can achieve with the help of such people.
Marketing is all about more, more, more. More graphic designs, more blog articles and press releases, more banner ads, more social media posts; marketing is “more!” ad nauseum. Even if you have assembled a marketing team of superstars, the industry shifts and presents challenges to marketers at a breakneck pace.
What makes a great project manager? Is it their morale-boosting enthusiasm? Their ability to effectively delegate duties to their team members? Their hair? While the above are all attributes of a great project manager (minus the hair, as one can have great hair and still be a lousy manager), only a single characteristic defines greatness in a project manager: their effectiveness in managing their ...