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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.

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4 Tips for Preparing for a Project or Program Manager Interview

Hiring Technical People

Maybe you also read Six Tips for Answering Project and Program Manager Interview Questions or I nterview Questions for Project Managers and want more detail. If you are a project or program manager and you want to know how to answer these questions, do this: Think about your most recent project or program. Did you help the project meet or beat the desired schedule date? To summarize the four tips: Think about a recent project or program.

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Project Culture Reflects Management Culture

Hiring Technical People

I have a post, What’s the Culture on Your Project? that discusses the project issues of the Romney campaign. Now, Romney himself may not have hired the project manager. Maybe instead of consultants, you do want to have a small cross-functional project team in-house. If you say, “We have a project retrospective, and continue on,” that’s another kind of culture. But there is a deeper issue.

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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4 More Tips to Answering Project Management Interview Questions About Metrics

Hiring Technical People

Some of you would like to know how to answer questions about the metrics you can gather and discuss when you look for a job as a project or program manager. On a non-agile project, I ask the project team when the think the project will be done, each week or two. I ask them, “What did you see or hear to make you think the project will meet last week’s date/not meet last week’s date?” I have other measures I can use for projects.

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Projecting a Professional Image

Professional Resume Services

You want to project a professional image that is inline with others at the company. By now everyone has heard about people being hired and then either dismissed during the probationary period or shunned to the back room because of tattoos and/or piercings.

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Interview question – what project are you most proud of?

Cube Rules

Whether you’ve had a long or short career, you’re proud of at least one project, one deliverable, or one great collaboration with others on the job, right? You can’t answer with just &# Oh, it was the XYZ project.&# photo credit: h.koppdelaney.

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Project Plan Your Job Search

Career Realism

Create a job search project plan. Job Search advice career expert job Project searchAre you struggling to stay on top of your job search? Do you need help in prioritizing your time? To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at

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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Reddit Users Prove Team Work and Group Projects Can Be Amazing

Evil HR Lady

In school, group projects were always a disaster. But what if there were a group art project and no boss? For April Fool’s Day, Reddit came up with an art project with a twist. To keep reading, click here: Reddit Users Prove Team Work and Group Projects Can Be Amazing.

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How Project Management Can Engage Employees


She’s working at 70% because she’s not clear on the specifications of the project she was just assigned to. HR employee engagement Project managementOrganizations have a hand in employee disengagement when they don’t put in the effort to free their people to do what they do best. How Does That Play Out? That analyst you just hired? She’s doing […] Source.

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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. The Neon Project.

Showing That You Are Qualified for a New Project

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: What is the best way to show that I am qualified to handle a large, complex project if I have never led a project of considerable scope before? The largest project that I have managed to date is $502K, involving 20 sites. Ask Deb Project Management career management

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How Much Detail on a Project Manager’s Résumé

Careers Done Write

My résumé is 5 pages long because of the many projects in my career. In my field it is important to show several details of the project, like budget, type work done, local government involved, and other details. Ask Deb Project Management resume

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5 Project Management Skills to Boost Your Career

Career Alley

Managing business projects is a skill that spans a number of career paths and demands a wide range of talents and aptitudes, underpinned by experience and wisdom. Tackle Each Project in an Original way. Career advice Careers Job Search Jobs Project Management Self Improvement skills

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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. Career advice Project Managers

Résumé Help – IT Project Delivery Executive

Careers Done Write

Today’s résumé help looks at an IT executive with strong experience providing professional services and project delivery. George begins his résumé by creating a laundry list of his professional strengths.

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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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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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Six Tips for Answering Project and Program Manager Interview Questions

Hiring Technical People

I have two very popular posts on this site: Interview Questions for Program Managers , and Interview Questions for Project Managers. For every project and program on your resume, starting with the most recent, ask yourself these questions: What decisions did I make? You can’t know what the project or program would have done without you. Now that you have the details, yes the details, of every project or program on your resume, you are ready for the interview.

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New 2012-2022 BLS Employment Projections: What Career Counselors Need to Know

Career Key

2012-2022 Employment Projections provide new data for career counselors and career development professionals to rely upon in helping people make career and education choices. The U.S.

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Study: Project Managers are Stressed and Overworked

Water Cooler Wisdom

According to  Workfront’s new Project Management Survey , conducted in late  2014  with 384 North American PMs, project managers are being inundated with too much work, lack of visibility into the work being done, and the use of disconnected tools to do the work. Surprisingly, nearly a third of the PM workweek is spent  updating project status instead of working on projects.

6 Must-Have Writing Skills Every Project Manager Needs

Career Realism

These days, being a project manager is a completely different animal, isn’t it? However, all six of these writing skills will help project managers produce better results for their clients and make tons of lucrative professional connections. Management project manager writing skills

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


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!

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.

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.

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Résumé Help – Project & Account Management Professional

Careers Done Write

Today we are taking a look at the résumé of a senior level project manager who is also involved in growing business and managing accounts. Every week, we highlight a portion of a different résumé to help our readers learn how to create a better career document.

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6 Weeknight Projects For People Without Hobbies #MondayMotivation

The Undercover Recruiter

6 Weeknight Projects For People Without Hobbies #MondayMotivation. If your weeknights are a little boring these days, it might be time to get hobby-happy. You know how important it is to switch off from your job after you leave the office.

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. Break projects into smaller deliverables and goals.

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.

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Using Group Projects to Advance Your Career

Career Makeover Coach

Being part of a group project is one way to get more visibility, grow your professional network, and find an opportunity to lead. Building Your Network Leadership Upgrade Your Skills Winning at Work career network professional development Project management tag1 team Team building workLooking for an opportunity to advance your career?

Resume Help – Financial Information Technology Project Manager

Careers Done Write

He has diverse project management experience and most recently worked on a project in the telecommunication space as a manager. Today’s résumé help is an interesting one. This particular candidate, who we will call Jim, has some excellent skills.

The Pivotal Role of a Modern Day Digital Project Manager

The Undercover Recruiter

Project management” doesn’t sound like the most glamorous role in the world, and in truth it often isn’t and it can be a thankless task & unrelenting job. The Pivotal Role of a Modern Day Digital Project Manager.

What Should the Salary of a Project Manager Be?


Project Management is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States, reflected in the fact that the median salary for American PMs is around $105,000. Understanding the Salary of a Project Manager. Do you have Project Managers in your organization?

Salary Trends for Project Managers and the Like

Water Cooler Wisdom

PMI’s 2015 Earning Power survey reveals that current project management compensation varies widely. The Project Management Institute’s 2015 Earning Power report, which is based on a survey of more than 26,000 respondents in 34 countries, detailed 12-month salary trends among 15 demographic variables and shares important insights on roles ranging from entry-level project managers to senior executives. Number of years of experience in project management.

5 Little-Known Tools to Enhance Your Project Management Skills


Project management is a beast. Nearly 55% of projects fail to finish on time , which, incidentally, accounts for the double-digit growth in demand for credentialed project managers. The first thing you’ll need to do is break your project down into manageable chunks.

5 things likely to disrupt your project plan

Ask A Manager

So you’re ready to launch a carefully scheduled project plan. You’ve planned backwards and mapped out each stage of the work and who will be responsible for what, and your project plan is a thing of beauty. At Intuit QuickBase’s Fast Track blog today, I talk about five of the things most likely to disrupt your project plan if you don’t factor them in from the beginning.

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Résumé Help - Scientific Project Management Professional

Careers Done Write

Today we are focused on the curriculum vitae of a project manager who works for a scientific research organization.

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing Today with a Creative Project

Ms. Career Girl

If your dread comes from the fact that you are too creative to be stuck behind a desk, following policies, and going to long meetings, it’s time to start a little creative project. Get out there and start your creative project.

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a round-up of advice for managing people and projects

Ask A Manager

I worked with them to create a list that they’ve printed today of the best Fast Track posts from last year about managing people and projects — my articles and other people’s too. It covers everything from how to help staff members be more innovative to how to talk about a failing project. a round-up of advice for managing people and projects was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. I write a bunch of stuff for QuickBase’s Fast Track blog.

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