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How Task Lists Can Keep You Happy

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Many Project Bubble users are individuals cutting their way through the entrepreneurial jungle hoping to release themselves from the shackles of work-a-day life. Working for yourself is seen as both the ultimate way to gain freedom as well as a quick route to burn-out and so it’s important to keep a level head.

Information comes at us from all angles and it’s sometimes difficult to know where to turn as we’re dealing with more and more tasks. As a small business owner we have to deal with all kinds of things, not just a particular client’s work, but maybe the accounts or invoicing or even buying software. Either way, it’s essential to keep track of things, plan the day and also make sure you acknowledge when things are done.

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Handling Late Project Delivery

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As a project manager, one of the most difficult situations to handle can be the late delivery of a project. It will happen to most managers during their career but handling it well can keep the client on your side and lead to a successful completion.

No matter how well you plan or run a project, sometimes you simply cannot avoid the fact that the project is going to run past the deadline. In most cases, however, late delivery is not the end of the world, it just depends on how you handle it. Handle it well and the customer will understand and be sympathetic to the reasons behind the delay, get it wrong and you could have a few tough meetings ahead.

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Doing This One Thing Can Keep Your Project Manager On-Side

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Project managers have a very stressful job to do. They have to manage expectations, deadlines, staff problems, budget, time-line, and of course they do have a life outside of the job too. Importantly, the project manager is often the most powerful and valuable resource on a project. They are trained and skilled in spotting issues before they arise and know how to manage problems to deliver with the best outcome.

So what can you do to keep your project manager happy and keep them on-side?

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5 Of the Best Project Management Blogs

Got a spare few minutes on a Friday afternoon? Need to expand your horizons and find out what other people are writing about in the project management world?

As a project manager, it’s always valuable to get tips and tricks, information and general articles about project management from a range of different perspectives, and that’s why in today’s webby world project managers can thrive. There are lots of great project management blogs out there with tips, news, articles and more from successful project managers, and here is our list of the top 5 project management blogs (which by the way have lots and lots of followers and for good reason).

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How to Handle Underperforming Staff

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As a project manager, there may be times when you are required to deal with staff who just aren’t performing when compared with their peers. If a member of staff is not delivering, is not performing well or is lacking, then it’s time to step in and take action. But what is the best way to handle such a delicate situation? Here are some tips on how to handle underperformance at work.

What Does Underperformance Mean?

First of all, it is important to know what you are expecting from your staff and what you class as underperformance. It is important that all staff and team members are clear on what is expected of them, what they should be achieving, what their individual targets are and their targets as a team.

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