Top 10 of 2014

a year in review It is the time of the year to look back at our publications.  Project-Aria continue to progress, publishing various thoughts on project management and leadership. A few statistics: 46 articles were published it includes 4 guest posts June was a bad...

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Basecamp shortcuts

Team collaboration with Basecamp Are you a Basecamp user?  If so, you may enjoy this post from Café Quill, a website to chat about work, life, and everything in between. I have used on a few projects Basecamp. Their service is well-designed to support team...

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Udemy best of 2014

Discovering uDemy In 2014, I discovered uDemy.  I mean, I was aware of the platform, but never took a course on it before 2014.  As I started to write my book at the beginning of October 2014, a book on leadership in project management to be published in early 2015, I...

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Project management books on Amazon

Learning with books It is important as a project manager to constantly improve and learn.  This is how we continue to add more value to our projects. The work environment is dynamic and very competitive.  It is up to us to be proactive and manage our career.  Of...

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2014 UK Project Manager Salaries ebook

Career in project management A website on project management often focuses mostly on knowledge related to project management.  We do the same on Project-Aria, with the addition of leadership and productivity.  But the project manager is also a person, so I added two...

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Career advice from women… for all

Women in the business world   Here is a good presentation on Slideshare.  It provides career advice from women.   I think it is great to have as much diversity as possible in the workplace.  We need multiple point of view.  If you want a weak organization, make sure...

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Interesting courses on uDemy

Courses to discover Here are some interesting courses on uDemy. For a very short period of time, until end of the day on October 31, 2014, uDemy offer them at a very special price of $10. I immediately took the opportunity to buy a few and am sharing with you. Use...

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2014 Project Management Trends

Celoxis Project Management recently published a presentation on Slideshare called "Top 5 Project Management Trends in 2014".   I am always curious about innovation and new ideas, so of course this kind of reports attracts my attention.   [learn_more caption="Discover...

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Project reports

The choice of Tools to support a project   Project management is all about delivering results. The tools that we use as project manager should support us in achieving this objective. It should not be the other way around. A good project is well supported by the...

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The art of doing presentation

As project manager, it is important to master the art of doing presentations.  Most projects will require at some point a presentation.  It may be at the beginning of the project, during the initiation phase.  Or it may be at the end of the planning phase to present...

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Microsoft Excel Tips for Project Managers

There’s lots of great tools that Project Managers (PMs) use in their day-to-day work. ou may have heard that Microsoft Project is THE tool that PMs should use to manage projects. Or for the folks that like tools in the “cloud”, Basecamp is another option. But what if...

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Podcasting tips from a listener

My discovery of podcast A while ago, I decided to explore the world of podcasts.  I must admit that I did not join early this new form of media.  Usually, for technology, I am a very early adopter.  But somehow, podcasts did not interest me much for a long time.  They...

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Time to update my annual life plan

The importance of a plan As project manager, we know the importance of the planning phase, and having a written plan for our projects.  I think we should also apply this concept to our personal life.  Things that are written and intentional tend to have better chance...

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2 years – Top 10 posts on Project-Aria

2 years of Project-Aria I am about to go on my annual vacation.  I love to travel, so this is always a nice part of the year.  I usually travel in the summer, as it is easier to coordinate with the schedule of the kids.  Anyway, if I don't do that, it just means more...

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Improving productivity beyond the system

Busyness   I discussed recently what to do in period of extreme busyness, in the following two posts: Back from extreme busyness 5 tips to manage your productivity in busy time   Theses posts discussed improving productivity.   I noted in some responses that habit of...

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