• Communication in project management


    Importance of Communication Continuing to develop the theme of the previous entry, on Communication and project management. Communication has become indispensable to achieve success in projects and the organization of companies. It is, therefore, necessary and extremely important to reflect and plan on how is the best way to communicate in the field of project management and organization of the company. Communicate, is an important part of our day to day and we should pay the attention it deserves. A project manager invests most of his time communicating with all stakeholders or stakeholders of the project: The members of the work team. The clients of the project. The users. Prov...
  • Work Team a fundamental part of every project


    Defining the Work Team The Work Team is a small group of people with complementary abilities that interact directly, committed to a common purpose, work objective, and planning and with shared mutual responsibility. Characteristics of the Work Team: They are formed by different people with different experiences, ages, attitudes, etc. For what they need to know. Interaction between the different members, relate and communicate. They pursue the same purpose or objective. There is a feeling of belonging to the team. With rules established by all. Different roles: each person represents a role and a role in the team. Transformation of the group to Work Team A team is a group o...
  • 6 tips to succeed in your projects


    Currently, most of the strategic initiatives of organizations are materialized through projects. According to the statistics published by the PMI at PMI’s Press of the Profession in March 2013, there is still a high percentage of projects that do not reach their objectives or that are canceled during execution. This generates that the organizations lose money and their motivation in the implementation of the same ones. I know that there are no magic recipes, but during my time as a project manager, and multiple talks with my colleagues, I have identified some practices that can reduce the gap of failed projects or that do not meet their objectives. Below I share what I have called the 6...
  • Single-tasking and the Myth of Multitasking Productivity


    If your work routine involves endless to-do lists, if during your day you jump from branch to branch trying to do a little of each thing to meet all your demands, if you have the feeling that everything important was to yesterday, then maybe it’s time to stop to gauge how you’re working. The attempt to do several things at the same time (“multitasking” in the English term, which does not have a version like this in Portuguese) is very seductive. The notion that we will be able to do more during the day is extremely seductive, and we will do anything to make us believe we will gain a little bit more from this scarce commodity. However, today it is known that the idea that you can do sever...
  • Project management the Scrum method


    The methodology that Scrum proposes for the management of business projects is based on partial deliveries prioritized according to the benefit that it is going to report to the client or the company. For organizations, project management is at the same time one of the most complex and important processes for the unity of your business. It is not just about dedicating more economic resources but to acquire the necessary knowledge, make a correct optimization of the time spent and have a management and coordination of our work teams. Without a good planning of time or tasks, the management of tasks ends up consuming too many resources, and what is even worse, wasting our time and the rest...
  • Tips to Improve Your Time Management as Entrepreneur


    When we are trying to be more productive and improve our time management, we tend to try to classify, filter, sort, label, and ultimately organize everything we have to do. While this is all really important - so important that there are techniques like GTD, Pomodoro Technique, and others to help us - we forget to treat the things we should avoid … Procrastination Procrastination, according to Wikipedia, is “deferral or postponement of action.” It is to do afterward what can, and possibly must be done now. We are all guilty, to a greater or lesser degree - throw the first stone who never left what he was doing for five minutes to see that nice video that the colleague sent, or to read th...
  • Manage your projects with the Kanban method


    When it comes to project management , you can do it in the way that is most comfortable for you. However, today we are going to talk about Kanban, a method that will help you simplify and improve processes. The Kanban method is a way of working to manage projects, which is characterized by being simple to use, and updatable. It also serves to lead the development of work, in an effective and productive way. One of the challenges we face the most during the development of a project is the coordination of the teams and try to complete all the proposed tasks. However, most times we have problems with its management. This is where the Kanban method has its use. It does not focus so much on ...
  • Time Management and the Pomodoro Technique


    Time is one of the most used words in project management, especially in expressions where lack of it makes it impossible to perform new tasks, for example: “I can not, I’m out of time.” But often this lack of time is due to lack of organization, so it is necessary to allocate it correctly to optimize its use. One of the techniques to optimize it is the Pomodoro Technique, invented and baptized by the Italian Francisco Cirillo. The technical rules are as follows: Choose the tasks to be performed. Mark 25 minutes for each task, time that will be called Pomodoro. If a task takes more than 25 minutes to complete, divide it into several Pomodoros. Create a control sheet listing all P...
  • Leadership in project management roles and work team


    The roles in a project are crucial; they must be clearly defined and may vary depending on the work we have planned to do. Everything depends on the structure you have planned, which has to adapt to the complexity and type of project you are working on. To adapt it, the person responsible for it must be ordered. In addition, the structure must match the policies of the company and the particular conditions of the project, such as the number of workers available, time, or the complexity of it. In project management, it is important to know how to identify the roles, authority, and responsibilities of each person. It is also necessary that the duties and functions of each employee, are we...
  • SMART Goals - How to Set Smart Goals


    How many times have you set goals after doing your planning but have not been reached? For you not to play your waste planning you need to build your goals smart. For this, you can use the SMART goal building method. What are SMART Goals? SMART targets Targets are constructed to consider attributes 5: S (Specific), M (Measurable) A (Attainable), R (Relevant) and T (Timely). Let’s explain each of these attributes below: S (Specific) The first element to building a good goal is to consider it to be specific. Escape from wrong interpretations, both on your part and the part of your team and specify as much as possible your goal. Let’s look at the following example: Wrong Goal: Sell More...