Virtual Management Quick Tips and Best Practices

October 15, 2020

Let’s be real: managing teams virtually is not the same as managing teams in person. Managing virtually requires leaders to reassess their mindsets, practices, and approaches to working with their teams. In person, leaders can initiate impromptu meetings in the break room, or they can “pop into” someone’s office to ask a question. Once casual…

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Choosing the Right Project Management Software for YOUR Team

June 26, 2019

If we were to take a poll, few would be surprised to discover that most professionals have not been formally trained in project management. When you first started your career, did you hunger to understand the best methods for delegating tasks and leading a team toward a specific goal? Doubtful. However, more and more, project…

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Starting Well: four essentials for a good project charter

June 17, 2019

Great works of literature are known for their beginnings. “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” “Call me Ishmael.” “In the beginning, God created.” Some of the most classic songs can be identified by their very first notes. Stairway to Heaven… Let it Be… Stayin’ Alive. Of course, just because…

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Project Management and Parenthood: Why everyone is a project manager

April 19, 2019

There used to be a select group of people who were called “project managers.” They had the training, the expertise, and the know-how to accomplish organizational goals. As the landscape changes, people are finding themselves unexpectedly in the position of project manager more than ever before. There are few workplaces more susceptible to this shift…

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Key to Successful IT Projects: An Awesome Project Charter

October 13, 2016

I was lucky enough to be invited to lead a workshop on project management tips and techniques with a long-time Abila partner, Rebecca Achurch, at last month’s Code(Her) Conference in D.C. One of the more pivotal pieces we covered was the importance of setting up a project for success from the start (i.e., how to…

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Conflict Resolution for Association Project Managers

July 3, 2012

Conflict will always occur during association projects, regardless of duration or size, but a skilled project manager will be prepared to manage it. Learn from two experts how to plan for and frame difficult conversations between staff, members, and vendors that will occur during projects.

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