This week I thought the four walls of my house were going to cave in on me. That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but I was going stir-crazy and having trouble focusing on anything I needed to get done. What improved my mental state and re-ignited my productivity? Changing … [Read more...] about Change your environment to change your mindset
Yesterday, we discussed the stages of a project and key questions and actions in each phase. Critical to the entire process is having a clear goal and then executing against that goal. Ultimately, what’s the problem you are trying to solve? Is the goal clear? The stages of a … [Read more...] about What happens when the goal isn’t clear?
Today we’re going to take everything I said yesterday about formal project management methodologies and throw it out the window. We're going to simplify to the 5 key stages of a project. As a creative - a designer, blogger, writer, etc - what do you actually need to know (and … [Read more...] about Keep it simple: 5 key stages of a project
At a high level, the major differences in project management methodologies are whether a project is fully mapped out in detail prior to the project beginning, or whether the project is planned in smaller sections of work. Interestingly, the majority of project managers I’ve … [Read more...] about Project Management Methodologies and When to Use Them
Let’s kick this off with an insanely important premise: Project management is a tool that will help you achieve any goal. And project management is fun! When I talk about project management with people who aren’t project managers, I tend to get a lot of blank stares. Um, … [Read more...] about What is project management and why should I care?