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All of us, at some point in our career, want to be project managers. Sooner (for competitive freaks) later (for zen-balanced fairies) the PM virus starts spreading inside our brains building false inceptions of managing everything and everyone. Some might say that it is a natural evolution, while others might claim that only the capable should bear the prize. But what is actually to be one? First of all it’s a role, at least it should be. It is a costume that you should have it cleaned and ironed every once in a while. People will look at your costume…
Nothing is certain but death and taxes. Add meetings and you have a killing triplet - that is if you’re a manager. Yep, meetings are not an option. Meetings are vital and since the dawn of time essential for laying the foundations for good planning, work distribution and seamless CRM project management execution. In the past, managers used to schedule a meeting for almost everything simply because they wanted to be assured that the engaged personnel had all necessary information, resources and a clear idea of what needs to be done. Luckily, in the era of collaboration platforms meetings have…
Your work as a team leader can easily be compared to this of a coach. It is all about handling your team members’, mentality, collaboration strengths and weaknesses to extract the most out of them.. You must always try to take 110% of their capacity in a collaborative manner that allows team spirit and cooperation to flourish. Is it an easy job? No way. The difficulties lie down to collaboration, hence the lack of true coaches out there. It is easier to find a very talented employee than an average talented team leader. So if you really want to lead…
Probably the most controversial letters in business terminology are c, r and m. I bet all money, ok the ones in my pocket, that I will get hundred different answers, from hundred CEOs from the question: what is a CRM?Or even worse, what is a CRM Project Management? And I bet, all my money this time, I will get three hundred different answers for the same hundred CEOs from the question: what is the CRM for your company? The reason is simple. There are two major schools of thought. - The first manages the processes and outcomes of “some” Customer…
Having a beer with friends the other night the topic was around missed business opportunities. Ok, all of us had more than a couple of those, especially back then, when we’re having loads of ideas aiming to change the world (at least). The one topic led to another and after some rounds (maybe more), we end up trying to shed light to what distinguishes a profitable startup idea from a non-profitable one. Is it the idea per se or the way you wrap it for the eyes of your VC? Sadly enough and without any sense of romanticism, we all…
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