August 2022

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Hiring managers are shopping Some people have a negative view about the “who you know/knows” reality of the world. It’s not about giving favors to your friends. It’s about making sure you have all the information you need when hiring. Imagine you’re shopping for a new kitchen appliance, and you have to choose between several models. It is likely that you will:

Check out customer reviews Ask for referrals from people you trust and who have used the product. You can try it yourself in the store Use your past experience with […]

Help Your People Escape Meeting Hell Meetings Meetings. Meetings. The end of another week. This week, I didn’t finish the design as I wanted. It seems like there is so much to be done and so little time. This has been happening a lot lately. What’s the deal? I don’t know why. I decided to look back at what I did this week ….drawing an empty ….wait. I did some programming on Tuesday…and was only a few hours into the design that I was supposed to finish. What else? It’s time to go through my email and calendar to refresh my memory. So, I’m a developer, right?? Hence, why did I spend 60% my week in meetings instead of working? Do you sound familiar? Perhaps the 60% figure was an exaggeration. This story shows the pain that many members of a project team feel. It is your job as a project manager to direct work activities. Your job is to ensure that your team spends as much time in meetings as they need . They have work to do! Project managers. What can we do to help? Here are some ideas:

Only schedule a meeting if you have a clear agenda Invite only those who are necessary I recommend a meeting lasting between 15 and 30 minutes. If you don’t have […]