As projects become more complex, it is imperative to remain in the driver’s seat to ensure that we are constantly removing road blocks that make our project teams falter and pause. Follow these tips to ensure that you and your project team are moving along at Cheetah Speed.
The techniques of Accelerated Learning are not only for the rare few who are gifted with a special genius at birth. Accelerated Learning techniques are concepts that anyone can learn with some practice and dedication.
As we become more established in life, the concept of wealth and prosperity morph into the next phase that we wish to achieve, so that we are ever chasing a more prosperous life. This mentality can serve us well if we take smart action to reach our next goals. Here at Cheetah we call this path to prosperity GROW -- Goals, Run, Organize, and Wow.
Too often, Project Managers invest so much time, effort, and capital into a project that they can’t recognize when the project has turned bad, thinking that the only option is to see the project through. Learn these signs of a poisonous project that you should “break up”.
By adding a dash of PMP® or a sprinkle of CAPM® to the end of your name, you are showing your peers, employers, or potential employers, that you have what it takes to ring in the new year with success.
Like a good piece of steak, the longer your PMO marinates the better your projects turn out. CIO and PMI discovered that 37% of companies with a PMO for less than 1 year reported increases in project success rate, while companies with a PMO for 4 or more years had a 65% increase in project success.
Corporate Zombie Syndrome can strike when one spends far more time
looking at a computer than not, or hasn't talked to a real coworker -- except through WebEx meetings -- in months. But don't worry, there is a simple cure that can alleviate these symptoms and get you out of your Corporate Zombie state. That cure is to Get Out There!
A good author does not simply tell you the story, they show you the story as if you were there, revealing the plot with actions of the characters, and not just with explanations. The act of showing, rather than telling, is very powerful, and can turn a story from "boring" to "best seller." In your profession as a Project Manager, make sure that you are using good story techniques to advance in your occupation by showing others your story, not just telling. Become a captivating author of your career by following these tips.
"When in Doubt, Leave It Out!" This rule can be applied to life's frozen moments of indecision. When it doubt, leave that pause out. Now, I'm not encouraging you to stop making decisions all together. I'm talking about the decisions that take an inordinately long time to process. Some of the reasons that we succumb to prolonged indecision are….
Are you proactive or reactive in your work and personal life? Much stress in life comes from not feeling in control and maintaining a state of reactivity to deal with issues and problems that arise. The good news is that there is another way! When you learn simple project management processes, you can reduce your stress load in every facet of your life.