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magine trying to navigate a rocky path in the dark, with no map. That’s how many people feel embarking on new careers. Many turn back, or don’t go as far as they could. That’s where mentoring can help. A mentor ‘s role in the workplace extends beyond teaching skills – a mentor can be a guide along a career journey. While mentors might not be able to smooth the path entirely, they can help with overcoming obstacles, preparing for twists and turns, and providing a ‘heads up’ for what may be looming in the distance.
Empowering women on a global scale starts with individuals. This year, as we look forward to celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8th, we want to shine a spotlight on project management professional entities geared toward empowering women to achieve success.
In March of 2020, businesses around the globe were forced to shift to remote work for all non-essential workers. Since then, as restrictions have changed and the pandemic crisis has evolved, a high percentage of businesses continue to use a remote-working model.
Happy February! As of this writing, the groundhog has seen his shadow but, we are only 33 days from the first day of Spring; hang in there. As we think of February, we often associate this month with Valentine’s Day and the celebration of those we love. As you will see in an article in our newsletter this month, the benefits of positive affirmation are endless and a key element to successfully navigating all our relationships and teams. In addition to a month to celebrate love, February is also the month that we celebrate Presidents Day.
rests in the hands of the project controller, the person responsible for managing the cost, budget, and scheduling of the project.
We’ve all been part of a project where risk management is heavily explored and evaluated at the beginning of a project and then never discussed again. It’s an all-too-common practice among teams, but unfortunately, it’s one that puts projects at risk and keeps teams from performing at their best.
To help leaders avoid this pitfall in the future, we’ll look at why risk management needs to be embedded in your project culture and provide tips for how to do that.
Goal setting is an essential exercise for teams and individuals. Besides just improving focus and motivation, goals lead to increased personal and professional development, a heightened sense of fulfillment, and increased productivity.
One of the keys to getting the most out of this process, however, is ensuring that you have an effective method for creating, tracking, and adjusting goals. Many teams focus on creating SMART goals, which are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based.
While this is an effective method to use, it’s important for leaders to appreciate that there are lots of other methods out there that could be a better fit for their teams. Exploring some of these methods can lead to pushing teams further and getting even more out of the process. Here are a few other goal-setting methods that leaders might consider using to help center, focus, and motivate their teams going into the new year.
Happy New Year! This is a term we hear often in the month of January. As a child, I always welcomed this time of year as each night, as I went to sleep, I prayed the next day would be the best…a snow day where school was...
In November of 2019, UNESCO, in association with the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH), declared January 14th to be World Logic Day. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about the importance of logic both within scientific communities and among the general public.
It’s always tempting to dive right into a project with a rushed planning phase or worse yet, no planning phase at all; however, this is a temptation that the most effective leaders and teams resist. The planning phase of a new project is the most important part of the project and can determine both short and long-term success.
From the CEO:It is hard to believe we have come to the end of another year. Many of you are probably looking back on your year and assessing what successes you have had and where the challenges remain. I hope you will take some time to celebrate the successes; often...
Today’s economies are dramatically changing, triggered by development in emerging markets, the accelerated rise of new technologies, sustainability policies, and changing customer preferences. Digitization, remote work environments, the emergence of hybrid PM approaches, emphasis on softer skills, as well as AI and data analytics have revolutionized nearly all industries.
Scott Major, a Sr. Project Controls Specialist and Sydney Hogston, a Project Manager at Management Solutions, were awarded the CNS General Groves Award and were nominated by the site integration organization at Y-12.
What is Management Solutions’ Project Management 360 (PM360) Assessment and how does it help our clients?
Implementations of project management offices or project management governance often have limited success due to a poor understanding not only of where the organization is starting but also of what they are trying to achieve with the implementation. The MSLLC Project Management 360 (PM360) Assessment and Recommendation Process was developed to address this problem.
Building Information Modeling or Building Information Management (BIM) is a broad terminology used to describe the process of creating and managing electronic information throughout the life cycle of a project. Project managers use certain technologies to develop a digital narrative for all the project steps, which typically includes 3D models with detailed information. Other useful information such as end-product, project execution, and handover information is also included in this description.