Happy Monday! (Maybe)

Happy Monday! (Maybe)

I wanted to kick-off 2016 with a quick note. Nothing too deep or innovative, but something I think many need.

I am not sure if it is just folks having some Monday fun, but my various readers and social media streams get cluttered with depressing memes and quotes of how horrible Monday is. From down and out animals to wishes of beachfront offices, it is depressing!

Here are some things to consider and hopefully you can get a different outlook on Mondays… Continue reading “Happy Monday! (Maybe)”

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4 Essential Project Management Resources

1-2-3-4-5-fingers-on-hand1-resized-600Wondering how to make your project’s run more smoothly?  Are you aware of the resources available to you as a project manager?

Whether you are a project manager or a team member tackling one portion of a project, there are resources available to you that will make your project run smoother.  Continue reading “4 Essential Project Management Resources”

The Basics (really basic) of Meetings

downloadIt’s no secret that meetings are one of the downsides of a career in project management. At one point or another, we have heard someone say “I would love to get that work done and could, if I didn’t have to sit in so many meetings.”  Requirements gathering, design sessions, planning sessions, status meetings, and even meetings to prep for meetings…really, I have had to host a few of those!  With such an emphasis on collaboration, meetings aren’t going anywhere, anytime soon.  This isn’t going to be a post on how to run a meeting, I am actually going to get even more basic than that.  Similar to my post on email basics, I am reminded daily that too many people are getting the basics wrong. Continue reading “The Basics (really basic) of Meetings”