4 Ways to Spark Project Team Member Passion

Project management takes effort.  There is no doubt about that.  And yes, you do have to put effort into the management of your project resources as well so you better be at least somewhat of a people person.  That said, there is no need to go completely overboard – you still need to look and act like the strong leader that you are (meaning don’t go too soft on them).  But there are ways to help ensure that your team is passionate about the project, passionate about what you are trying to accomplish and ready to work hard to make all of that happen.  It takes some effort on your part, and here are four ways to help make your team passionate about the project and those tasks they will be assigned to do [More]

Staying on Track with Resource Focus and Assignments

No one likes to run into project resource conflicts on their projects – it can be both a painful experience and a tricky issue to overcome. You may have to negotiate (and not everyone is good at that or comfortable with it) or you may have to go to supervisors and senior management and be aggressive (again, not everyone is good at that or comfortable with it). But, in order to save your project, it may be absolutely necessary. [More]

Make the Solution Fit Into the Organization

You know the story. The organization has an issue or need and they want a solution. That is all well and good, but in the end it also has to fit into the flow of the business. Few processes, functions, and end solutions are standalone. Most – nearly all, I might say – must fit into the business and acquire data or tasks from somewhere and flow data or tasks to somewhere. There is usually input and output. [More]