November 30, 2019

Never Too Late to Delegate

There’s an old expression that goes something like, “If you want it done right, do it yourself.” For people like me who tend to lean a little towards being a perfectionist, this adage rings quite true. Maybe you ask your spouse or kids to help with something, then just as quickly drop a quick, “Never […]

November 22, 2019

Are You ‘Project Manager’ Tough?

As I prepare for an upcoming leadership training, I decided to re-read a management book by author Jim Collins titled, “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t.” Collins discusses how great companies triumph over time and how many good companies fail to make the transition to becoming great. While brushing up […]

November 1, 2019

The Project Economy: The Evolution of Project Management

Recently, you may have seen that the Project Management Institute (PMI) has launched a new, updated logo. It has also launched a new concept called the “Project Economy.” As defined by PMI, “The Project Economy is one in which people have the skills and capabilities they need to turn ideas into reality. It is where […]

October 10, 2019

Networking for Project Success

It’s hard to believe we’re already at the end of the year. It’s usually around this time that we start thinking about goals and timelines for 2020. In reality, though, we need to be gearing up for the rest of 2019. Most organizations and companies “wake up” in September after a slowdown in August. October […]

September 10, 2019

Be Responsive!

At FlexPro, we have three core values:  PRODUCTIVE, PROFESSIONAL, and FLEXIBLE. Wrapped up in all three of those is great client service. It’s the foundation we’ve built our business on. I like to think of it from a customer’s perspective, which is something we can all relate to because we are all a “customer” somewhere […]

August 3, 2019

Step Into the Project Management Office

Whether you’ve spent your days building a small company or grinding away among the ranks of a large corporation, you know projects can pile up without warning.  A firm’s level of organization can make or break long-term success as the workload intensifies. While the old adage ‘everyone has their own way of doing things’ can […]

July 31, 2019

Time Off to Charge On

As I sit on the beach this week thinking about what I want to talk about in the newsletter (which by the way, will be short because I’m loving VACATION!), I realized how important it is to actually be able to take time off to recharge. According to the Huffington Post 40% of American workers […]

July 27, 2019

Using the Right Project Management Tools

Project management is multi-faceted. No two projects are ever going to be exactly alike, nor should we approach them that way.  As PM’s we are tasked with pulling our team and resources together toward a common goal. We use our knowledge and previous experience as a valuable tool in creating the best and most efficient […]

June 27, 2019

Productive at Our Core

In case you missed it, in addition to being National Vanilla Milkshake Day, June 20th was World Productivity Day. This lesser known day has been designated as a way to honor all aspects of productivity from organizations who have improved or are looking to improve their productivity to those companies that provide tools to help […]

June 21, 2019

Portfolio Management: A Lesson in Continuity

Within the world of project management, we speak endlessly about, well, projects – and rightfully so.  Whether you’re slowly managing a structured team by the book or flying by the seat of your pants on something a little more dynamic, there is plenty to cover.  Scope, risk, stakeholders, metrics, compliance are just a few of […]

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