6 Must-Have Skills for Project Managers

Career Alley

Being a successful Project Manager requires a wide range of skills, talents and experience. Great writing skills, a deep knowledge of technology and an aptitude to manage budgets are all key to Project Management. In order to help you out, we created a list of 6 must-have personal relationship skills every project manager needs. Personal relationship skills are the most important for project manager as he/she is the one to control, navigate and inspire the entire team.

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8 Signs You Need To Re-Think Goal Setting

Jobacle

A business without goals is a business without direction, focus, priorities and a future. How companies choose to provide that direction and focus is usually via budgets, KPIs, SMART Goals, and assigned projects and tasks. Do you need to take a fresh look at goal setting?

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5 Project Management Skills to Help You Succeed

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Project Management Skills to Help You Succeed appeared first on Ms. Project management is vital for business leaders in any industry, but guiding a project from conception to execution isn’t always straightforward. That’s where strong project management skills come in. Businesses of all types and in all industries have one thing in common: They set goals to manage growth and success. What Is Project Management? Project Management Skills.

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Using A Project Management Degree To Boost Your Career

Career Alley

If you are a project management consultant or project manager, going back to school for a project management degree can make a huge difference in your career. Advantages of Earning a Project Management Degree for Beginners. A new project manager may have a hard time especially now that he or she belongs to a respected group of professionals. A project management degree can help in achieving career goals and enhancing skills.

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5 Important Success Factors to Achieve Your Career Goals

Career Alley

One of the biggest career obstacles is understanding and practicing the key success factors that will help you maximize your career goals. The unique backgrounds that often come to the surface on projects that become labors of love versus profit often reveals the character behind people. Therefore, dealing with those issues while still being focused on the bigger loftier goal is vital to accomplishing the ground shaking impact everyone desires.

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Using Economics To Set SMART GOALS

Ms. Career Girl

The post Using Economics To Set SMART GOALS appeared first on Ms. By now everyone is familiar with the concept of setting SMART goals, which are; Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely goals. there are some economic principles that will prove beneficial when developing your goal plan. This can help you in setting your goals as you are able to track what sacrifices you are making to get to where you want to be.

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How to Start Enjoying Hard Work And Accomplishing Your Goals

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Start Enjoying Hard Work And Accomplishing Your Goals appeared first on Ms. The likelihood that you will accomplish your goals is dependent upon the work you are willing to put in everyday, even under tough circumstances. Make Sure Your Goals Reflect Your True Talents. The single best way to ensure that you are miserable as your work is to set goals for yourself that are counter to your real talents. This will help you stay on track and meet your goals.

5 Ways to Conquer Procrastination and Finish Every Project

Ms. Career Girl

When it comes to household projects, everyone faces the same challenge at some point or another. Making plans can feel great, and having a project to accomplish can give you a refreshing sense of purpose, especially if you’re used to being stuck in the same routine. You have to spend more money than you plan on bills, or you get sick and can’t start your project right away. Some abandoned projects may still interest you, but you’re just not sure you can finish them.

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The Importance of Career Goals

Professional Resume Services

In life, you have to make goals. These goals help you to stay focused and help you progress and lead you to new and exciting opportunities. While many people will make goals for their lives in general, a lot of people fail to make goals for their career. This is why career goals are so important. Remember: When making goals, you don’t want to make one big goal without having smaller goals to achieve while working your way up the ladder.

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Why Project Portfolio Management Is Important?

Imarticus Learning

PPM or Project Portfolio Management means the collective project management of an entire portfolio of projects rather than managing a single project from start to finish. The PPM is responsible for the entire project portfolio process, which projects to choose and include in it, how to budget and allocate resources to each project in the portfolio when to take on such projects, what is the impact of the time taken and such.

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New Person, New Project: Introducing The Daily Runner

Ms. Career Girl

After much thought and deliberation, I decided to jump into the world of blogging/social media and created The Daily Runner to help motivate and inspire new and seasoned runners all around the world to push their limits, focus on positivity, ignore the critics, and reach their goals. Goals Self positive thinking running women I am nothing like the girl I was 3 years ago.

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Getting Released From a Work Project

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Getting Released from a Work Project. Getting released from a work project or task can be a tough situation. Requesting to be released from a work project, task, or situation can be done in a handful of ways. I have listed those projects below.

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How to Show Multiple Career Goals on LinkedIn

Careers Done Write

I was a Project Manager. I enjoyed leading projects and coordinating a large team, but I may need to take a step down and work my way up again. I have 4 resumes: Global Project Management, IT Consulting, Systems Administrator/Analyst, and Sales Engineering/Support. Do I stick with my first goal (global project management)? The first is to have multiple versions of your resume, each focused on one of your four goals. Ask Deb career goals linkedin

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5 Easy Steps to Building Your Life Plan (As Dictated by a Project Manager)

Workology

Your life is a project. So who better than a neurotic, contingency-obsessed, ulcer-plagued Project Manager to be your spirit guide? A charter is a little one-page document that defines the purpose and scope of a project. Technically, work on a project can’t begin until this is done. If everyone in your family has lived past 90, pad the estimate… but be warned, you do so against the advice of every project manager ever.

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PUSH: Productivity at Work: Part 3 – Projects

Workology

But sometimes, your co-workers are responsive, you’re doing great, and the project is still bogged down. PUSHing through Obstacles to Project Success. Projects usually go wrong because they weren’t planned well, or because conditions changed more than anticipated (this is often due to poor planning as well.) But even the best planned projects with the smartest people get bogged down. Here are a few hints for PUSHing through project-related obstacles.

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ResumeBear: Kickstarter Funding Projects for College Students

Resume Bear

So it’s no wonder that college students, groups, and even faculty members have flocked to the site to get their projects off the ground. Whether they’re short films, art installations, or even school newspapers, these Kickstarter projects deserve a second look. Rhode Island School of Design student Marissa Goldman is at the helm of a successfully funded art project called On Repeat. The Neon Project. The Cry Project.

Career in Project Management with Business Analysis Certification

Imarticus Learning

You must have heard many discussions on the role of a project manager and that of a business analyst. Irrespective of the debate, one thing is coming out clear, that project management and business analysis are pivotal and strategic roles within an organisation. Project Management’s key focus is on ensuring to create ‘Product, Service, along with the Impact’. The post Career in Project Management with Business Analysis Certification appeared first on Imarticus.

Career in Project Management with Business Analysis Certification

Imarticus Learning

You must have heard many discussions on the role of a project manager and that of a business analyst. Irrespective of the debate, one thing is coming out clear, that project management and business analysis are pivotal and strategic roles within an organisation. Project Management’s key focus is on ensuring to create ‘Product, Service, along with the Impact’. The post Career in Project Management with Business Analysis Certification appeared first on Imarticus.

How to Show Multiple Career Goals on LinkedIn

Careers Done Write

I was a Project Manager I have worked in the past as a Systems Administrator, Analyst, and Development (but my development skills have diminished). I enjoyed leading projects and coordinating a large team, but I may need to take a step down and work my way up again. I have 4 resumes: Global Project Management, IT Consulting, Systems Administrator/Analyst, and Sales Engineering/Support. Do I stick with my first goal (global project management)?

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What Goals Should Your Team Embrace?

Water Cooler Wisdom

The second part of my  goal setting series  at the QuickBase Fast Track blog looked at Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), as well as the modern business hurdles none of the current approaches seem to be able to solve. goals was the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) , or a key factor in monitoring the performance of strategic objectives integral to an organization’s success. Percentage of projects on time, budget, and spec.

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Getting a Sponsor For Your Project

Water Cooler Wisdom

Depending on your organization, your project may have an official or unofficial sponsor. The overall role of a project sponsor, first off, is to provide executive management ownership of and oversight over an initiative intended to accomplish a major business goal. She typically works behind the scenes, allowing the project manager to run things on a day to day basis. For more project sponsorship tips, have a look at the full post at Intuit's Fast Track blog.

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Do Your Performance Goals Give You the Whole Picture?

Workology

How do you approach performance goals for your employees? Are you still using SMART Goals? For years SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely/time-bound) goals have been the gold standard in writing goals for performance reviews –but I’m not so convinced that its still the best model for performance goals across the board. Here are a couple of points that got me thinking: SMART Goals Only Give You a Part of the Whole.

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How to Answer the Interview Questions Surrounding Short-Term and Long-Term Goals

Professional Resume Services

One of the questions every interviewer will ask their interviewee revolves around their short-term and long-term goals, even if you state this information in your executive resume biography. But even when you know the question is coming, it’s still sometimes difficult to clearly communicate what your goals actually are. Their reason with asking the question is to determine whether you are the right fit for the goals they have planned for you.

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Project Management in the 21st Century

Water Cooler Wisdom

Researchers at Portsmouth Business School in the United Kingdom conducted a review of recent academic studies on project management to answer the question: “what components exist across the board in the worldwide practice of 21 st century Project Management and what are some universal challenges that exist?”. Conceptualizing 21 st century projects and project management.

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What Goals Should Your Team Embrace?

Water Cooler Wisdom

The second part of my  goal setting series  at the QuickBase Fast Track blog looked at Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), as well as the modern business hurdles none of the current approaches seem to be able to solve. goals was the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) , or a key factor in monitoring the performance of strategic objectives integral to an organization’s success. Percentage of projects on time, budget, and spec.

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7 Traits of Stellar Project Managers

Water Cooler Wisdom

Many of us manage large projects on a regular basis.  The best PMs understand who they need to go to to get things done, and they develop strong relationships with those individuals so that cross-functional projects run more smoothly.    Also, should the project run into a snag, great PMs can rely on their network to find and implement a workaround.

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5 Tips For Working On A Group Project At Work

Career Realism

5 Tips For Working On A Group Project At Work. Group projects are and have always been, a part of work for most organizations. And in today’s workplace, the complex dynamics of successfully integrating the skills needed demands even more group projects. Therefore, for career success, understanding how to be a successful part of a group project is critical. Members of the group need an opportunity to become familiar with both the project and each other.

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Project Manager Success in the First 100 Days

Water Cooler Wisdom

Schoen and Hanford defined project management office, or PMO , as a function designed to facilitate and improve the management of projects through the application and use of PPM disciplines, such as project management and program management. Attitude & Motivation Best Practices Goal Setting Management Ownership & Initiative Productivity Project Management Technology Time Management

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STUFF THE CAPITALIST (aka KD) LIKES: Real People In Video Projects (Red Hot Chili Peppers version).

The HR Capitalist

If you've got a video project to support a brand (let's think about employment branding since most of you that read my stuff are HR pros or recruiters at some level) and you want to use the common folk, you're generally going to have to interview a bunch of folks knowing that 98% of what you capture will be unusable. When you create a company video showing common folks, you're going to edit it in a way that helps you meet your goals and showcases your people in the best possible light. .

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The Future of Project Management with Moira Alexander

Water Cooler Wisdom

Project management thought leader Moira Alexander chats exclusively with The Fast Track about issues such as the difference between Project Management and change management, the unique requirements of remote project management, and the most effective use of software tools to complete project management and non-PM related tasks. Her book Lead or Lag: Linking Strategic Project Management & Thought Leadership was just released this month.

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The Rise of the Chief Project Officer Role

Water Cooler Wisdom

The Project Management Institute recently commented that organizations are, in increasing numbers, seeing added value from appointing chief project officers. According to Rebecca Langdon’s piece on Morgan International’s supply chain blog , the chief project officer (CPO) is responsible for providing governance over an organization’s internal projects. Specifically, he/she: Ensures every project supports the right business goals.

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Writing Reviews: Goals | Cube Rules

Cube Rules

Cube Rules teaches you how to build SMART Goals , how to survive a job layoff and how to write your performance review. Writing Reviews: Goals Written by Scot Herrick on July 23, 2007 in Performance Reviews 2 Comments - Leave a comment! Most companies will give you goals and that is what I’ll look at in this post. Goals usually constitute a good percentage of the overall performance rating and hence, your merit and bonus payouts. Goals: “what are those?

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Career Path of a Project Manager

Career Realism

At least the last 7 years have been spent on project management-related assignments and responsibilities. As an initial start in project management, my first exposure began as an analyst being assigned some special projects in computer system implementation. My role at the time was to evaluate the feasibility reports and confirm that the project could actually be completed as proposed within the financial plan provided.

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The Case for Project Management’s Place in the HR Practitioner’s Heart

Workology

Our work is a series of projects, connected by periods of maintenance on projects of the past. I often make that argument with friends and colleagues when I try to explain why project management should hold a much larger place in the hearts of HR professionals. The applicant tracking system (ATS) that your HRIS analysts spend half of their time maintaining, was once a project. Definition of a Project. If this is the case, we’ve got another project on your hands!

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How to Write a Project Manager Resume

Blue Sky Resumes

We recently added this sample project manager resume to our collection of free resume samples and I want to take you through the resume so you can see how and why it was written this way. If you have to write a resume for a project manager position, this should be a big help. This is important because the same HR department that advertised the project manager job has also advertised for many other positions and the resumes are coming in for all of them.

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Ultimate Guide to Outcome Based Goal Setting: Part 1

Workology

We often mistake projects or daily activities for “goals” when quarterly or yearly goal setting time comes around. Workplaces where employees fill out their goal setting worksheets the week before performance appraisal time (or frantically review them to see what the hell you wrote six months ago). Enter… Outcome-Based Goal Setting. This article is from the goal setting portion of our Building a Performance-Based Work Culture ebook.

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New Years Resolutions and Your Performance Goals

Water Cooler Wisdom

Your first step is to take a fresh look at previous goals.    These can be performance goals you set with your manager or goals you set on your own at the end of last year. Note if you were able to achieve these goals or if ongoing work is required. Assess whether all of the goals are still valid or if any should be changed in anticipation of the new year.

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Goals to Performance Review: Connecting the dots | Cube Rules

Cube Rules

Cube Rules teaches you how to build SMART Goals , how to survive a job layoff and how to write your performance review. Goals to Performance Review: Connecting the dots Written by Scot Herrick on May 6, 2008 in Performance Reviews 0 Comments - Leave a comment! link] NULL.flickr NULL.com/photos/11157286 null @ null N00/2465466991/) Here is a truth: From the time your goals are given and agreed on until your performance review, you will be doing different work than your goals.

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Ask MCG : How do I move departments to fast track my goals?

Ms. Career Girl

I know what it’s like to want to move into a role where you can hit the fast track to your next goal or achievement, whether that’s a promotion or a lateral move to set you up for a promotion. You can also use this person as a third party sounding board when you are stuck on a project or can’t figure out which direction to go with something creative. When you have your priority tasks completed, have a chat with your manager about other projects you can help on.

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updates: the personal goal-sharing, the lunching interviewer, and more

Ask a Manager

My boss expects me to share my personal health/diet/spirituality/fitness goals every week. I shared what my career-oriented goals and plans of action were. I never mentioned weight, health, or any personal/spiritual goals (because ew). It’s a special “where are you now?”

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Beat Inertia and Start Your New Project Today!

Water Cooler Wisdom

» January 10, 2011 Beat Inertia and Start Your New Project Today! As busy managers, we’re often so overwhelmed by a mountain of daily tasks that we never get around to starting the projects that will propel our careers and benefit the organization in the long-term.   By freeing your mind of everything that needs to be done for your project, you can concentrate on performing the tasks necessary to launch it.

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Don’t Be Afraid of Changing Your Job Goals

Career Realism

You see, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about goals—how to set them properly, how to see them through, how to keep your perspective about achieving them. As most of you know, I’m kind of a goal junkie. It doesn’t mean the goal of going back to school has to disappear completely. The act of starting something—whether a project, a goal, a job , a New Year’s resolution or anything else—is a learning process in itself.

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What to Do When Your Parents Don’t Support Your Goals

Personal Excellence Blog

When Your Parents Don’t Support Your Goals. But after a while of pushing forward, asserting myself, and moving forward with my goal, they would come to accept them. So what do you do when your parents don’t support your goals? Rather, ask, “ Can you let me know why you disapprove of [this goal]? Explain your goal and why it’s important. To begin with, the success of your goal is not contingent on your parents’ approval. (Image: Noah Silliman ). “Hi

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