Category Archives: Project Management

Rich Maltzman: In Project Management, Silence Is Often Not Golden

Project managers need to know when one phase of a project is likely to run late. Author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, says that silence is one of the surest warning signs of a blown deadline.

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Rich Maltzman: With a Disruptive Team Member, You’ve Got to Find the Root Cause of the Problem

Sooner or later, every project manager has to deal with a disruptive team member. Author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, warns that just getting rid of the disruptive member isn’t enough; it’s essential to get to the root cause of the problem.

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Rich Maltzman: Virtual Teams Should Have at Least One In-Person Meeting

Virtual teams, which work together online or through videoconferencing, can help save money. But author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, says that even virtual teams should have one introductory, in-person meeting – so that team members can match faces with names, and get a feel for their co-workers as people.

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Rich Maltzman: Project Managers Need to Assert Their Leadership

Projects, by definition, are all about change. And, as author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, argues, a project manager can’t be an effective change agent without willingly embracing a leadership role.

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Rich Maltzman: When to Get Stuck in the Tuckman Model

Most project managers are familiar with the Tuckman Model of team development, and most know the dangers of getting stuck in one of the early stages. But, as author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, points out, life can be sweet when you get stuck in the “performing” stage.

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Rich Maltzman: Project Managers Should Focus on the Facts When Removing a Team Member

Letting someone go from a team is never easy. But author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, says that project managers, as outsiders, have the luxury of being able to focus on the facts – without getting caught up in long-term workplace relationship issues.

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Rich Maltzman: How to Manage Conflict Within a Team

Author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, has good advice for project managers who have to deal with dysfunctional teams: remind everyone to keep their eyes on the prize.

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Rich Maltzman: Project Managers Need to Be Clear About Team Ground Rules

When it comes to setting the ground rules for your team, author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, has some sound advice: set the rules early, and make sure everyone on the team understands them.

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Rich Maltzman: Project Managers Need to Expect Changes

Like death and taxes, changes are inevitable in the world of the project manager. Author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, suggests ways to anticipate project changes and turn them into opportunities.

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Rich Maltzman: What to Do When Your Team Lacks a Critical Skill

It’s a project manager’s nightmare: you assess your team and realize that it’s missing a key skill needed to get the job done. Author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, offers advice on how to cope.

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