Top Energy Boosters for a Summer Weekend: Tips for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

Unplugging from social media is also worth considering, since it consumes a lot of time and drains mental energy. Muratgali Karimsakov , a Project Engineer at Karachaganak Petroleum Operating, has similar preferences: “Cycling or jogging, if I need release and recharge of physical energy.

Creative Energy

The Tao of Project Management

Getting the team round a table and discussing an issue or a challenge can often lead to sparks flying but that can prove to be a very creative process. We had our AGM at the rugby club this week. Good turnout (probably because we opened the bar and had free food) and there was a good bit of lively discussion. Creativity in projects often comes from the interaction between opposites.

Tips to Create the Perfect Intake Process Template for Project Work


It’s a lot for her to juggle, and she knows she’s wasting a lot of her own time as well as the time and energy of her entire team. One of the best ways for her to do so is to create a successful process that can be replicated again and again.

How to futureproof your PPM software selection process


When you have to upgrade your solution, When you have to slow down operations to upgrade your project management solution, it can cause some disruptions due to retraining, changes in processes, and technical adjustments.

Insights into the Project Management Job Seeking Process

Arras People

Over the years Arras People has been dissecting and writing about the project management recruitment process on the Camel Blog, providing advice, hints and tips on how any project management jobseeker can improve their job hunting tactics. Application Process. Short listing Process.

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Can IBM’s Watson Improve your Organization’s Lessons Learned Process?

The IIL Blog

Woodside Energy is Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company. As I see it, there certainly is a strong parallel between how Woodside Energy is using Watson and how it might be used for lessons learned in project management.

What is a Workflow? How to Create a Winning Workflow for Your Process


We do the same steps, go through the same process, and start from scratch expecting something different to happen when we could save hours a week implementing workflows. How processes help you work smarter, not harder. How processes help you work smarter, not harder.

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Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?


Are you managing the kind of large projects that demand that you put professional processes and documentation into action? There are ways to continue your professional development at low or zero cost but you have to spend time and energy seeking them out.

What Is Lean Manufacturing?

Lean manufacturing principles can help your business processes gain efficiencies and, as a result, become more effective and competitive in any marketplace. In his book Principles of Scientific Management , published in 1911, he codified the process. Multi-process handing.

Save Yourself! 7 Ways to Prevent Information Overload

Information overload is the problematic process of trying to understand something and make the right decision when we have too much information about what we’re trying to decide about. Decision makers have fairly limited cognitive processing capacity.

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Project Planning for Beginners

A failure to plan incurs costs in the form of time, money and energy. Planning is the process that moves a project from its start date to its end date, where the deliverables are completed on time and within the allotted budget. What is the process? It’s gonna be a process.

Efosa Ojomo on Market-Creating Innovation

International Institute of Learning

Of the three types of innovation [market-creating, sustaining, efficiency], how do you determine which one to focus a team’s energy? Is the process of bringing an innovation from one economy to another economy without considered disruptive?

Stephen Denning on Business Agility

International Institute of Learning

To implement the Agile mindset seems to require change in processes etc. There is a movement now to introduce Agile, and it has quite a bit of energy, but it is still early days.

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Project Risks and Issues – What’s the Difference?

Project Risk Coach

And it's costing you more time and energy than you thought possible. Assumptions are “a factor in the planning process that is considered to be true, real, or certain, without proof or demonstration” according to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

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How to Engage Participants in a Project Management Workshop

Project Risk Coach

Keep your energy level high. The longer the workshop, the greater the chance that energy levels will wain for both the presenter as well as the participants. Manage your energy, not just your time. John, Sally, and Bill just left a full-day project management workshop.

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The 7 Habits of Successful Project Managers

Following the Project Process. Let’s not get into which project process. Once you’ve done that, you’ll follow that process – adapting it, of course, as necessary. They can suck you in and drain your energy.

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How to Engage Participants in a Project Management Workshop

Project Risk Coach

Keep your energy level high. The longer the workshop, the greater the chance that energy levels will wain for both the presenter as well as the participants. Manage your energy, not just your time. John, Sally, and Bill just left a full-day project management workshop.

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Why You Need a Reliable Business Continuity Plan

Because a business continuity plan is a process by which businesses can prepare themselves to weather the potential threats that are always on the horizon, keeping their project plans , schedules and processes intact.

7 Lessons for Customer-Centric Leadership

That means, the leader is the one who is generating the energy behind this campaign. Branson does at Virgin, where he hires people with the positive energy he wants to see reflected in all corners of his organization.

Get Motivated: 10 Motivational Speeches That Will Change Your Life

If your coworkers or managers can motivate you, suddenly that hidden resource is tapped, and you’re ready to get up and go again with renewed energy and focus.

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Business Forecasting: Why You Need It & How to Do It

Every decision, each process they engage in, has been based on some manner of forecasting to support it. Companies focus their energies on ways to predict outcomes in order to help them set successful long-term strategies.

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Is Poor Public Speaking Hurting Your Project Management Career?

Project Risk Coach

It is the process or act of performing a speech to a live audience. Build and manage your energy reserve. Great project managers are great communicators. And we are often required to inform, persuade, inspire, and lead others.

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3 Ways to Cope When Your Project Goes Off The Rails

Girl's Guide to PM

Work With The Process. When a project starts to go wrong you need to spend your time on sorting it out, so your processes need to support you in that. You won’t have time to design a process for dealing with issues in the middle of an issue, so plan in advance.

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7 Problem-Solving Steps to Conquer Even the Toughest Problems

Project Bliss

What if you knew there’s a step-by-step process you can follow to work through even big problems. It’s a waste of time, energy, and money if you focus on the wrong problem. Taking time to pick the right problem ensures you triage where you’re spending your time and energy.

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How Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom Can Help You through Workplace Struggles


Making big change is a relay race and others continued with the work: this year Washington State passed a law requiring 100-percent clean energy by 2045. Serenity is about not spending energy fretting about things that don’t drive you to fruitful action.

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Seven Project Management Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Before you sink your energy, passion and possibly capital into your new startup, assess whether any idea on that list is a better way to meet your purpose. Entrepreneurs are committed, energetic, can-do people.

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10 Project Management Buzzwords and What They Mean

It might seem dense or, worse, a way to exclude people and make them feel outside of the process. But in terms of business use, it applies to the energy or mental capacity required to deal with a situation or task. Jargon is how professionals or people within a specialized group talk.

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Seven Priorities for Project Managers in 2019

Related: Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide. Energy: Regular exercise does not just build up your physical stamina, but affords an opportunity to shift mental gears and detach from the stressful concerns of your workplace.

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5 Mistakes Every Project Manager Should Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

This includes everyone who invests time and energy into the project, and is directly affected by it. In the process, all quality checks are bypassed; what goes out is an end product with lower quality standards than the average fast food joint.

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How to Plan Your Risk Management From Start to Finish

Project Risk Coach

Planning is a powerful Quadrant II activity that can save you time and energy. How will you periodically review risks and your risk management processes? This process may include: Interviews.

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5 Tips To Re-Energise Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Because after a few weeks I realised that the energy levels weren’t what they should be for such a creative, innovative agency. We needed to inject some energy. One of the team members said they would make sure a process is written down before tackling any job.

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8 Administrative Professional Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2018

Musings on Project Management

In the midst of juggling schedules, planning meetings, and arranging travel, who has the time or the energy to take a learning break? These skills are also necessary to efficiently manage processes, make decisions, and communicate with others.

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Five Tips for Working Smarter, Not Harder


As we do not maintain the same energy or concentration levels throughout the day, it makes sense to work on the most important tasks at periods of high-focus such as half an hour after arriving or just after lunch.

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Contract Bidding: A Quick Guide

These types of projects are often won through a bidding process that involves various entities vying for the work. Contract bidding can prove a lucrative track, but the bidding process can feel byzantine to those ignorant of its structure and process.

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Project Management for Startups & Entrepreneurs: A Quick Start Guide

That’s because project management maps out a specific, seemingly inflexible, process for initiating, monitoring and closing a project, all according to an established methodology. Project management can appear very formal to an outsider.

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15 Clever Ways to Save Time at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

Trust Your Processes. So set up processes that are repeatable and that work. The extra bonus benefit of having documented processes is that you can then hand the work off to someone else – they can follow the process steps just as well as you.

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Why Don’t 50% of People Do Stakeholder Engagement?

Girl's Guide to PM

Time, and the energy to create documents from scratch when no one much seems to care are things I don’t have. Not processes or documents. Having said that, processes and documents can really help! A Done For You Process & Set of Documents for Stakeholder Management.

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How to Improve Your Strategic Planning, Analysis, and Alignment

Project Risk Coach

Today, let's look at a step-by-step process to improve your strategic planning, analysis, and alignment with a particular focus on risk management. Strategic risk management is a process for identifying, analyzing, and managing risks most critical to the achievement of your goals. For instance, strategic risk management can help you invest your precious time, money, resources and energy where it counts most. The best-laid plans of mice and men oft go astray.

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What Is Cloud Storage, and How Are Innovative Companies Using It?

Reducing your energy usage. The service simplifies the process to make case preparation often take half the time it would on paper. Everybody’s head is in the cloud nowadays. The phrase has shifted its meaning, however.

Decision Making Tools for Group Decisions

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article I will give you a few tools to help you facilitate the process and direct your team’s efforts and energy in the right direction. The Group Decision Process. Making a decision as a group is a 3-step process: Deciding whether you need your team. In this article I want to focus on the process of group decision-making, so I will skip the how-to of these models. This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane.

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