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Five Tips for Winning Your Project Manager Job Interview

Five Tips for Winning Your Project Manager Job Interview
By Jennifer Whitt

When you enter a job interview, it’s important to bring your passion and energy, and not come in with the weight of the world on your shoulders. We all have a lot going on in our lives, things related to economic turbulence or other projects we are dealing with, but it’s important during an interview to answer with energy and excitement about the job or your past accomplishments, and not answer in a monotone frequency or worse yet, put your interviewer to sleep.

Secondly, bring samples of your work. Specificity drives credibility, and a portfolio shows your relevance to that job. Include your past experience, maybe tools or techniques that you know or have learned, plans that you have completed in the past, or templates, or even an online demo. I often use my iPad to show my interviewer things I’ve done. Read the Complete Article

10 Ways to Accelerate Project Success

10 Ways to Accelerate Project Success
By Jennifer Whitt

Are you looking for a Project Manager that will lead a project to success? The following is a list of 10 behaviors that great project managers exhibit that you can use in your search.

  1. Diplomacy. Project managers really need an understanding of the environment and system, and to know how to work with not only team members and stakeholders, but also different organizations internal or external to the project.
  2. Commitment to Task. Staying committed to getting things done keeps the project on time and on task, and deliverables completed.

  3. Team Building. It’s critical to keep the team engaged, committed and collaborating so that deliverables move forward and the project stays on track.

  4. Reading the System. It takes skill to not only read the system of all the 2 environments and groups involved, but also to determine whether or not people are engaged.

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3 Ways to Deliver Bad News About Your Project

3 Ways to Deliver Bad News About Your Project
By Jennifer Whitt

We know the expression “Don’t Kill the Messenger” indicates that the person delivering the bad news is not the same person responsible for causing the bad news. In our day-to-day activity as Project Managers we find that the recipient of bad news (managers, project stakeholders, and customers) sometime forgets this and react inappropriately.

It is a given that the Project Manager is responsible for the success of their project. However, there are events that arise that may be entirely out of anyone’s control. For example; shifts in management at a client could introduce delays, or new technology is taking longer to implement than anticipated.

Add to this the role that the PM plays as Risk Manager on reporting issues that have the potential of turning into bad news, and the messenger can turn into someone that nobody likes to see. Read the Complete Article

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