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3 Secrets of a Successful International Project Team

Although running a successful international project is similar in many respects to running successful projects elsewhere, it does come with its own unique quirks and challenges. Fortunately, if you are going to take charge of an international project, you do not need to go in unarmed and rely solely on your ability to pick up […]

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Exam Question: Conflict Management

Being assigned as a project manager, you noticed during project execution that conflicts arise in the team on both technical and interpersonal levels. What is an appropriate way of handling conflicts? 1) Conflicts distract the team and disrupt the work rhythm. You should always smooth them when they surface. 2) A conflict should be handled […]

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5 Ways to Resolve Conflict on Your Project Team

Conflicts among project teams can be inevitable since people tend to have varying viewpoints, which can sometimes escalate to disagreements and conflicts in certain circumstances. The best way to reduce conflicts in a project management team is to deal with the issues immediately by not ignoring or procrastinating on resolving them. Also, the manner in […]

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4 Ways to Mentor a Junior Project Manager

A newly appointed manager is chosen based on merit and proven track record, hence he/she is technically well-versed in the field. The daunting task lies in managing a team of employees. The process of mentoring can be a big help in boosting the junior manager’s confidence. A senior manager takes the former under their wing […]

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Project Managers’ Salaries [Infographic]

Project managers are highly paid individuals, with a per capita income well above average. One of the major factors that decide the salary variations among project managers is their geographical location. Here are the average annual salaries in USD that project managers earn in various parts of the world: North America: $113,000, where the national […]

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Learn How to Say No

Being a project manager is a tricky job that needs a lot of people skills. Answers have to be given to clients, who often pressure for an acceptance even when the requested deadlines are almost impossible to meet or the allocated budget is too low compared to the actual efforts that will be spent. Subordinates […]

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How to Set SMART Goals

Many people have goals that they aspire to, but often they do not achieve the goals they set for themselves. Years pass, and even though the desire to attain the goals remains strong, they still never manage to achieve it. Usually it is not a person’s actions that prevent them from achieving a goal, but […]

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Exam Question: What is the purpose of a project charter?

What is the purpose of a project charter? Select the best response: 1) To formally authorize a project or a phase and document initial requirements which satisfy the stakeholder’s needs and expectations. 2) To document how the project will be planned, executed, monitored/controlled and closed. 3) To link the project, which is going to be […]

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3 Essentials Techniques for a New Project Manager

One of the best non-industry specific qualifications and accreditations that an employee can obtain is the Project Management Professional Certification (PMP). Beyond making them eligible for more benefits, higher positions and increased salary, it arms her with essential skills that can be used both inside and outside of the work environment. The suite of gained […]

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Effective Communication Is Essential for a Project Manager

Without effective communication, a project can’t move forward, leading to unnecessary delays that translate to financial losses. Thus, a big part of project management is keeping communication lines open from the initiation of a project to its closedown. However, this can be challenging to do because a project usually involves a diverse set of stakeholders […]

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