Category Posts: Project Management

How to Adapt to a New Manager

Work teams change as new employees are added and others move to new positions or companies. If you chose to start a small business and are growing, you’re probably looking to bring in new hires. However, finding people who are the right fit with your company and culture can prove a challenge. Adapting to a new team takes time. What about when a new manager is brought in? While he/she is part of your immediate workforce, the lines are drawn a bit differently.

 

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Perfect Project Management (Part IV) = GNOs + Doolphy

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With this post we complete the series about how different kinds of organizations make the best use of Doolphy to manage their projects. Today, we want to talk about NGOs, any kind of nonprofit organizations, charity institutions and socially aware foundations.

A “social project” has many common elements with projects that are developed in different environments, such as the business world. The good use of the resources that are available is the key to achieve the planned goals. To do so it is necessary to have a plan, a non-interrupted internal communication and keep track of the project development.

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How to Motivate Your Boss?

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We all know that team motivation is very important, but what about bosses?

From time to time we may feel tempted to think that a boss cannot be demotivated or should be prepared for any situation. However, we should keep in mind that they are humans and have to suffer a lot of tensions and pressures daily.

They may need encouragement to keep going in spite of troubles.

It can be difficult to find the middle ground between motivating your boss and  sucking up to her or him. I think that you should behave naturally. Thanks to a simple smile you can transmit that everything is ok and they are part of the team despite of the bad times. In short, you should share with them happiness and celebrations and, of course, they also have to be told when there is something wrong or they aren’t meeting our expectations. If people is honest about the existing problems, they can find better solutions, which directly affects their motivation.

 

As you can see, we are talking about basic and easy actions that help another team member and I’m sure that they affect in a positive way your team, if you apply them correctly, in the long term.

 

Do you think that is a good thing to have a motivated boss? Do you think that there are other actions to motivate them? We look forward to hearing from you!

 

How to Adapt to Your New Team

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From time to time we have to change our work team and that’s always something that brings some advantages and disadvantages at the same time.

From my point of view, one of the greater benefits is that it enables you to learn from your new workmates in a daily basis. And that is important because in many cases you may share more time with them than with your family or friends. On the other hand, one of the main problems is that you have to adapt to them to achieve good harmony.

And now, we’ll talk about 5 important points that will help you to deal with this situation in the most favorable way:

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Doolphy Actors (IV): Managers & Directors

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Managers & Directors: Doolphy

With this post, we close a series about profiles related to project management and how Doolphy helps them in their work.

This time we will review the case of Adriana, who runs a company specialized in online marketing, covering all types of Internet-related works: from website development to online communication through management of advertising campaigns. We have talked about collaborators, team members, project managers and clients. Today we want to talk about managers and directors who, although often are not directly related to project execution, are really interested in its development and outcome.

Before using Doolphy, Adriana used to spend a lot of time with the overall coordination of the company projects. Not being involved in the day to day of projects, she constantly needed to meet the various project managers to know their progress.

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“Doolphy helps us to be on time in the most important moments” The case of Ingeniería Civil, Desarrollo y Sociedad.

This week, the Ingeniería Civil, Desarrollo y Sociedad team wanted to share how they work with Doolphy with all of us. Juan Jerónimo Torralba, team member, told us how they develop their projects with the help of Doolphy. We are sure that their experience will help you too!

The Ingeniería Civil Desarrolloy Sociedad Team

The Ingeniería Civil Desarrolloy Sociedad Team

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How to persuade your boss to work with an online project management tool

Convince-your-bossIf you work on projects and are looking forward for your company to make use of an online project management tool, we want to help you get it. There are many benefits of using one of such tools but today we bring you 7+1 conclusive arguments so you can convince your boss:

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Perfect Project Management (III): Tech Companies + Doolphy

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With this post, we want to resume the series on the sectors that benefit from the use of Doolphy in managing their projects. This time is the turn of technological projects and companies in the ICT sector, for example those engaged in software or mobile application development.

In past installments, we brought to you 2 success cases in this sector: NetLiga and Yxcon Proyectos. In both cases, we could see some elements that are common in most technological projects and how Doolphy helps them in their management. Now we’ll go over the different phases of the life cycle of project management.

Planning:

There is no doubt that planning is an essential element in the success or failure of a project, but in those projects that are associated to technology this is especially important.

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How to Motivate Your Team?

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Leaders who are concerned about their teams have wondered about this issue at length. There isn’t any magic way to achieve it but there are some pieces of advice that you can take into account in order to accomplish this goal.

 

But first a word of caution, It is essential for you to know your team before you can adopt measures for making them happy in their jobs and make them enjoy their tasks.

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Increase the Profitability of your Projects in 6 Steps

ProbitabilityProjects profitability is a major concern for all types of companies working in “project mode”, such as web developers, marketing agencies, designers, architects, etc. Today, we want to take a look to some of the keys that we consider fundamental to improve the profitability of projects in 6 “easy” steps:

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