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Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter is a leadership book that identifies 2 types of leaders. These 2 operate at the opposite ends of the spectrum, one being a positive force in the organization (Multiplier) and the other a negative force (Diminisher). The book then identifies and discusses 5 disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers. It provides examples based on the authors’ research. Finally, it gives recommendations on how to be a leader that amplifies the capabilities of others, providing a positive and profitable effect on one’s organization.
The first edition hardcover measures 6 in. wide, 1 inch thick, and 9 in. tall. Shipping weight is about 1 pound. A Kindle format is also available. The book has 288 pages divided into 7 chapters and 4 appendices. Read the Complete Article
Your emails are much more important than you think. Many people just tap out what they need to say and hit ‘send’ without ever thinking about it. If you want the recipient to be drawn into your email and it’s message though, it’s going to take a bit more work. Here’s eight ways to improve your email communication.
1. Know what your objective is
If you’re writing an email, you’re hoping that something will happen as a result of it. To pinpoint exactly what you want, try summing it up in one sentence. For example, your goal could be ‘to convince your team that a change in direction is needed.’ Once you have that sentence, keep it in mind as you write. Everything you put in your email needs to lead back to that objective. Read the Complete Article
Anyone who works in a project environment knows there’s few people we see more and communicate with, than the people in our project teams. That’s why it’s important that we not only connect with our team members, but that we do so with trust.
What is trust?
In the context of projects, trust provides a safe space for team members to work alone and together, and to share ideas; they know they can rely on one another. Trust contributes to a culture of innovation, productivity and autonomy and is essential to having effective project teams that thrive
Who is responsible for fostering trust
In short, it’s up to the project manager to foster trust within their team. And the best way to accomplish this, is to lead by example. Communicate the truth, even when it’s difficult and even when it makes you feel vulnerable. Read the Complete Article
Initially with static pages only, web development technologies such as scripting language allowed for more dynamic websites and web apps. Now, these technologies have advanced significantly to include APIs, web development frameworks, online work platforms, apps marketplace and software-as-a-service. In addition, online app builders are giving users the power to create their own business tools. Companies of all sizes, especially small and mid-sized enterprises, now have ready access to affordable and customizable web applications to boost their productivity and profitability.
The Top 10
In spite of the great number of choices, some companies and organizations with unique requirements are still looking for online applications that will work specifically for them. Below are our favorite ten that not only provide dependable core functions but also flexible technical platforms for the best possible combination. Read the Complete Article
Project management is by no means an easy task. Despite the efforts, most projects simply don’t go as planned. You can outline all the major milestones, tasks and timelines for every project, yet issues still occur. Clients forget to send the required information, technical problems constantly pop up and employees walk out mid-project. These issues are the reason why a lot of SEO agencies choose to invest their resources into project management software, as they offer easy to use interfaces for tracking timelines, budgets, tasks and time. That said, here 5 best project management software solutions which are ideal for up and coming SEO agency.
Twproject is a versatile project management and time tracking software built for teams. This flexible platform can be installed on-premise or accessed via the cloud. Project progress tracking and team collaboration has never been easier. It is a comprehensive solution that enables users to bring together tasks, assignments, time tracking and many more smart features to provide useful and contextual project information. Completing the platform is an intuitive dashboard that provides insight and great user experience.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Project Management, Interactive Gantt, and Document Management – Twproject is a full-featured project management solution that is also simple and friendly to use. The latest 6.2 version allow users to have complete control over tasks, costs, and progress. It has a beautifully designed dashboard and a notification system to provide up-to-date project data.
Ideally, we would like a book that is written by a well-respected, seasoned subject matter expert that has “walk the walk.” It will be a book that is clear enough for beginning project managers but substantial also for those who are experienced. It can discuss all aspects of the topic, from the principles to the practices, with plenty of real-world examples. Ideally, it will be thick enough but still very affordable. It will be up-to-date, reflecting the latest standards and best practices, and popular to readers. It will be a book that deals with a relevant topic, related to the whole PM process, or focused on a single one, or something in between. It will be more exciting to read than a textbook, and will not only offer practical tools and tips but would also challenge the thinking of the reader to become resourceful and creative. Read the Complete Article
Every year even the perceived static world of project management changes somewhat. Even sometimes for the better. Trends happen, ideas and methodologies change a bit, and companies work to build PM infrastructures that manage projects better and have better tools at their disposal.
Here…below…are four trends that I’ve been predicting and demanding and am finally seeing and hearing are happening – at least to some degree – throughout project management infrastructures in organizations. Please think about trends you might be witnessing as well and share your thoughts after reading…
The emergence of top level project management leadership in the corporation.
I suggested it – along with others, I realize – and it seems to be catching on. Not necessarily as the CPO (Chief Project/Program Officer) I envisioned, but I am seeing more PMO directors reporting directly to C-level individuals and even the CEO in some cases. Read the Complete Article
A number of IT companies use several development methodologies to increase its work efficiency. However, there are a lot of cases when these approaches do not fulfill developers’ needs in a proper way. In this case, the project manager should adjust them by making some improvements or even changes. The problem is that not every manager able to do that because of the lack of knowledge.
Our mobile development company, Cleveroad, tried lots of approaches over the last several years and now we want to share our experience with you.
Each stage of this approach represents a development unit with a little break in between. Thus, every following stage starts as soon as the previous one is finished and breaks between are used for confirmations from the customer side. Read the Complete Article
Construction industry is expected to see a massive growth by the year of 2020. With the construction industry booming, the requirements of skilled professionals will increase and with that relying on document management software (DMS) for their works is expected to grow steadily.
Construction DMS is an integrated tool that provides secure and centralized document management system. It offers real time collaboration of the team members and generates reports. Assigning tasks to adding mark-ups in construction documents is easy. The construction project document software maximizes resource efficiency and develops communication.
Let’s check out the top 3 project document management software for AEC professionals.
WorkflowMax is a project management and construction system software is designed to cater all the business management needs which includes quote creation, project tracking, job costing, documentation, maintaining timesheets, reporting, invoicing, job monitoring, and all other aspects of project management. Read the Complete Article