Saturday, June 11, 2016

5 Must Know Tips To Be A Better Project Manager

In today’s world, the role of a project manager is much more than simply overseeing the occasional project. Between defining and communicating project objectives to your team, procuring the information and materials to complete the project, assigning tasks, and managing the constraints of the project, there is very little (if any) of the job that the project manager is not responsible for.

If you’re starting out in project management or want to improve your skills, here are 5 tips to help you fine-tune your skills to be the best project manager possible.

1. Streamline Communication

You’ve heard the saying before: communication is key. This couldn’t be more true in the role of project manager. Quite often people need to hear what you’re saying several times before it becomes engrained in their brains. Instead of repeating yourself over and over again, say the same message in a variety of different formats. Email, meetings, text, note reminders: these are all ways to convey your message in different ways without seeming repetitive.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

"Transformational Project Leadership" Masterclass Series

My friend and colleague, Kevin Ciccotti, has spent the last 8+ years serving the Project Management community through his various coaching and training programs. In that time, he has established himself as an authority in helping Project and Program Managers to learn the most impactful interpersonal skills and tools to become more effective project leaders.

He is launching a first-of-its-kind 6-month “Transformational Project Leadership” Masterclass Series that is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 12. This is truly groundbreaking work that brings the worlds of personal transformation and project leadership together in a way that hasn’t been done before.

It’s a combination of live training coupled with follow up 1:1 private coaching for every participant. He's been working more than 2 years to create the structure and format, and this work is going to have a profound impact on how Project and Program Managers connect with and lead their project teams.

I know Kevin to be someone who delivers value in everything he does, and his mission is to help PM’s alleviate their most common challenges and sources of conflict, and to actually have more success and fun while leading their project teams. I invite you to learn more now!

Saturday, January 25, 2014 and Join the PMI Family

Leading Project Management Organizations Combine to Deliver Expanded Access to Knowledge and Networking

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA, 13 January 2014 — Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession today announced the acquisition of and; two of the largest online resources for project managers and professionals. For more than a decade, both websites have provided project managers with access to a broad range of tools and templates, PMO events and one of the most vibrant and diverse global online communities for professionals in project management. was formerly

Monday, January 6, 2014

ESI International Releases Top 10 Trends in Project Management

ESI International, the world's leading project management training company, today announced the release of its top 10 trends in project management for 2014. The 2014 trends reveal that project managers are in increasingly high demand, and are being asked to lead rather than simply manage their teams. Further, the trends highlight the changing nature of project management, as organisations strive for competitive advantage.

“This year’s trends highlight the growing unease with the status quo of current project management practices,” said J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, CSM, Executive Vice President, ESI International. “Past failures to improve project efficiencies force the need to ‘pull out all of the stops’ to deal with project complexity, implement new project management approaches, and adopt alternative leadership styles to improve project success for greater competitive advantage. In-demand project managers and leaders seem ready to face the challenge.”

ESI’s top 10 trends for project management include: