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 ...
What is constructability? Well, it is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: the ability to construct. A basic definition of constructability is: how efficiently and easily can a structure be built, and how to make it even more efficient and easier?
We all know the value of project management, but buzzwords like “strategy” and “planning” in and of themselves are as valueless and unexciting as simply saying “profit” or “management”. Without context, these buzzwords hold little or no weight for an experienced project manager.
There is a war going on in business, and it’s a bloody one. For years, decades now, each side has been suffering massive casualties, and there is seemingly no end in sight…
No manager wants a miserable staff, or a miserable client for that matter. There is a plethora of reasons for this, but I’ll outline the two most important ones: 1. It takes 12 positive experiences to make up for one unresolved negative experience 2. Happy employees are 12% more productive
Crisis. Nothing strikes fear into the heart of a project manager than being informed that a deadline has been missed, the project is over budget, and simultaneously each of your team leaders all are sick at home with the flu.
As a project manager you likely always have increased productivity at the forefront of your mind. You may run your project team by the ethos of more work=greater productivity=greater project success.
Inefficiency: it is one of the few words that can make a project manager cringe and raise the hairs on the back of their neck. Hearing from your executive that you are running an inefficient project generates a level of shame in managers that is hard to forget, that hangs over you like a stormcloud.