Successful Scope Management Part 1: Be Excited!!!!

Scope creep is one of the most dreaded pitfalls of project management. It can turn any project into a late, expensive, and unhappy situation for all parties. So it’s important to communicate and draw the line when you need to. I experienced successful scope management on a recent project – we caught risks early, plannedContinue reading “Successful Scope Management Part 1: Be Excited!!!!”

Fixing Micromanagers: How to manage your manager without telling them to F*** Off

I can’t take the “On this bullet you need to change this word to this one instead.” micromanaging conversations. Seriously, who can learn to do something better next time if all the feedback you get is at the “capitalization of a letter” level? Don’t you want to just tell micromanagers to just go do it themselvesContinue reading “Fixing Micromanagers: How to manage your manager without telling them to F*** Off”

Burning the Midnight Oil: 3 Types of People that Stay Late (and the Only Ones that Should)

It’s a trick question. There is no one that should stay past 5 o’clock in my opinion. Not small business owners, not “omg it broke and I’ll get fired if I don’t fix it” and not you. If you can’t seem to leave on time, it means you have a problem and the solution isContinue reading “Burning the Midnight Oil: 3 Types of People that Stay Late (and the Only Ones that Should)”

Project Management: 3 Tips for Meeting Minutes

Oh meeting minutes, how you are the bane of existence. And yet every time I need you, there you are backing me up. Thank goodness for computers these days with the ability to copy paste, organize incessantly, and search every word. Yet there still must be a few tips to make the weekly annoying butContinue reading “Project Management: 3 Tips for Meeting Minutes”