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StrategyDriven Project Management Best Practice Article

Project Management Best Practice 4 – Team Calendar

Project complexity seems to increase exponentially with team size. Larger teams require greater division of work and additional managers and supervisors to oversee these disparate efforts.


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Managing Your Virtual Team

Management and Leadership – Managing Your Virtual Team

People used to think that “working from home” was code for “getting paid to eat Oreos in pajamas”, but with the recent recession, getting paid at all isn’t anything to take chances with. If you’re engaged in virtual project management you can’t physically just drop in to check on your workers – at least, not without a lot of gas, possibly a jet, and the risk of some extremely unpleasant surprises. But with the right web based project management software it’s entirely possible to keep tabs on your employees – without them setting their Twitter status message as 1984.

The main problem with online collaboration is that your staff, by definition, must have a reliable access to the Internet. Aka “The Infinite Distraction Engine.” Administering employees online can be like herding cats, except the cats are all in different countries, and invisible. The cats also have access to YouTube. How can you remotely manage them?


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StrategyDriven Business Communications Best Practice Article

Business Communications Best Practice 1 – Communicate 7 Times, 7 Different Ways

All too often vital communications go unheard, creating workforce discontent, reducing organizational effectiveness, and alienating clients. Why with today's advanced communication mechanisms do so many messages go unnoticed?

 
 
 
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StrategyDriven Project Management Best Practice Article

Project Management Best Practice 3 – Line Management Project Ownership

Whether creating a new product or service or upgrading an internal process or software application, all projects fundamentally represent a change to the way an organization does business. This change is represented by two components, the technical object being added or altered and the emotional acceptance and implementation of the new technical object by the workforce.


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StrategyDriven Tactical Execution Best Practice Article

Tactical Execution Best Practice 1 – Priority System Alignment with Mission Goals

StrategyDriven Tactical Execution Best Practice ArticleSeldom do leaders assign work to individuals based on the corporate goal of achieving something. Instead, they interpret and internalize the emphasis placed on assignments given them and then translate this emphasis by way of priorities when delegating or performing tasks.

 
 
 
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