Making the most effective use of time available is a very powerful skill. It is likely you can think of more tasks to do today than you have time to complete. Many people go as far as writing a “to do” list, which often fills a page and is impossible to complete. No matter how hard you work, how late you stay, or how short you make your lunch hour; the list is never complete. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most frequent questions we are asked here at Wellingtone is “What is the best way for someone to get into project management?”.
It is a fact that in the past, many people have gotten into project management quite accidentally. Usually someone not currently in a project management position would find themselves working on a small in-house project because of the many and varied skills at their disposal, and as a result will end up taking on some project manager tasks. After doing this a few times, they will eventually end up in an official project manager position, where they are managing a full-sized project and this is often the time that this person will seek to formalise their position with a recognised project management qualification so that they have the proper “lingo”, as a recognised qualification is always a good thing to have once you find yourself in this situation. Read the rest of this entry »
Project management can be a balancing act. On one hand, you’re the Clark Kent type, sitting at a desk prepping a project plan or status report while waiting for a call or email that needs your immediate attention. On the other hand, you’re out and about solving issues and making decisions that will impact your project’s path. The thing is, you’ll never actually be a Superman. You know why? Because managing projects will never be easy for you (or anyone for that matter). There is always a chance you will feel overwhelmed and there are many opportunities to drop a detail or misunderstand something that is critical to a project’s health. Read the rest of this entry »