Recently my colleague Rich Maltzman and I published a book called “How To Facilitate Productive Planning Meetings.” We held a well-received webinar recently and I’d like to share that with you here. If you like what you hear, you can find our book at Amazon and other great places. Link to Amazon Abstract Planning is vital to your project execution and success. Projects are often
I’ve published an article in Project-management.com Please see my article Project Communications in a multgenerational world here.
I read an article a while back regarding the topic of meetings. According to a study, the typical American professional attends over 60 meetings per month, approximately 50% of meeting time is wasted and – my favorite – 39% of people doze off during the meeting! The reason I’m writing this article today is simple – yesterday, once again, someone had to apologize to me for being
So I talked last time about the importance of effective email communications. One thing I should add to that discussion is the following: is this email really necessary? As we know, everyone on a project is inundated by far too many emails. One student of mine went so far as to create a rule in his email package. If the note wasn’t addressed to him – if he was only cc’ed – the
I have heard through students and from reading articles that some people, especially in the millennial generation, are getting away from email. Towards what I wondered. In one article a team member said something along the lines of, “By my tweets ye shall know me.” Well, that’s fine if he can somehow convey information concisely in 140 characters. But for the rest of us mere mortals,
As mentioned in my last post, PMI has recognized that a significant number of projects fail due to poor communications. So knowing that, our goal on the project is to prevent bad communications as much as possible, thereby reducing risk to the project. How can we do that? I will suggest a few things: -Communications management plan: per PMI this is a “component of the project management plan