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Category Archives: Project Management

Identity Crisis

Written on September 30, 2017 at 4:56 pm, by

What to do when people don’t ‘get’ what you do. I was watching a program on TV and one of the character’s lines both resonated and felt like a punch in the stomach. Two cops were standing over a body and one says to the other: “the victim was a project manager, whatever that is.”Continue Reading

What do Spinning Classes and Projects Have in Common?

Written on January 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm, by

I started back at the gym a few weeks ago….and have re-kindled my passion for group rides (aka spinning classes). I’d forgotten what a good work out they can be and how energized I feel when I’m done. Here’s some similarities I noticed that parallel what we do as business owners when we implement projectsContinue Reading

When it comes to management styles, do you ride the merry-go-round or roller coaster?

Written on October 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm, by

It occurred to me while mowing grass recently, that while I find the experience mostly therapeutic: the drone of the John Deere, the sunshine and the break from technology (actually my BlackBerry is always within reach in case I need to ping someone to bring me water or gas), I secretly long for a fewContinue Reading

A Small Start Can Lead to a Big Finish

Written on August 20, 2013 at 8:48 pm, by

We’ve all taken jobs during our ‘salad days’ – remember when you were working your way through university or when you were just starting out in life – to make ends meet. For me, one of the 3 concurrent jobs I had in my early days, was selling Tupperware (my husband used to say “NoContinue Reading

Issues … when to sweat the small stuff.

Written on August 14, 2013 at 7:37 am, by

So I took my mother to the pharmacy which shares a small, busy parking lot with a doctor’s office. The lot was jammed that particular morning and there were 3 cars, including me, all trying to back out of our spots at the same time. A fourth car came screaming in the exit (there’s onlyContinue Reading

Why you can’t seem to ‘Get it Done’.

Written on May 29, 2013 at 6:32 am, by

There is nothing more satisfying then crossing something off your list and saying yeah … “done!” But it’s surprising just how infrequently we do just that, or how painfully long it takes to get something done. What’s keeping you from getting to done?  You’re still the ‘doer’ in your business You assign and monitor of allContinue Reading

Is your next project a propeller and you’re about to walk into it? Taking over a troubled project.

Written on May 1, 2013 at 6:25 am, by

At some point, most of us have had to take over a project that is circling the drain. If you can pull it back from the brink, you walk away a hero, but these troubled projects come with a lot of risk and a bad rep so rescuing it will be a challenge at best.Continue Reading

Being Virtual – Celebrating Earth Day every day!

Written on April 22, 2013 at 11:03 am, by

Earth Day April 22nd, has inspired us to revive our ‘eco’ blog post in recognition of the earth-friendly benefits of being a virtual or online business. Here’s a few ways we virtual professionals are saving the planet! Reducing our carbon footprint. No commute here … our average travel time from bed to desk is underContinue Reading

Your project manager … the ultimate accountability partner

Written on March 21, 2013 at 8:09 am, by

Who is holding you accountable these days? How is all your work getting done? Are you on track to meet your business dreams? Sure, business planning is easy on paper. But how are you converting those goals into tactics that will achieve results and actually making sure they get actioned? Most successful people will confessContinue Reading

PM’s … your guardrails along the project highway

Written on March 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm, by

We all know finding colourful or meaningful analogies for a situation help us make our point or position it in terms that people can relate too. It’s useful for converting concepts or things we might not ‘get’, into processes we understand and can see the value in. A long drive on a highway led toContinue Reading

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