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Survey: How Team Mood Can Impact Project Management

Emotions Contagious

Software Advice created a survey to find out whether teams witnessed negative emotion in the workplace and how it affected mood and productivity. While negative emotions are shown to adversely impact productivity, managers can promote emotional intelligence to encourage positive mood and address negativity.

Survey: How Team Members Prefer to Communicate on Virtual Projects

Communication Channels

Software Advice created an online survey to find out whether the communication challenges identified by executives matched what virtual team members faced. We found which communication channels were the most preferred, as well as the worst communication pitfalls for a team working remotely.

Analysis of 300 Job Listings Reveals What Employers Are Looking For in a Project Manager

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Project management job seekers may be wondering the experience, degrees or certifications required for jobs in 2014. We analyzed 300 U.S. job openings for project managers posted in aerospace, healthcare and IT industries to find which sectors have the highest barriers to entry and what qualifications are required for each.

Our 5 Favorite Agile Project Management User Interfaces (UIs)

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Traditional project management software is designed to oversee projects that are carefully planned out, approved and executed. With the rise of agile project management, however, today’s systems must support iterative development. Here, we take a closer look at five agile project management systems with unique UIs.

Do You Need a Project Management Office (PMO)?

Project Management Office

Project management offices, or PMOs, are becoming increasingly popular among businesses looking to improve how they delegate, oversee and complete projects. But does your company need one? This article will help you understand the various types of PMOs and whether a PMO is right for your organization.

Manage Your Basecamp Projects Like 37signals

Areas of Concern

If anyone knows project management, it’s 37signals. We recently caught up with Ryan Singer, co-designer of the original Basecamp, to find out how they manage their projects with Basecamp and we learned some surprising things. Here’s how the creators of Basecamp manage projects.

Should You Get Your Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification?

Project Todos

In the project management discipline, many look to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification as a way to advance their career. Here we help you better the costs and benefits of this certification to give you a better sense of who should get a PMP.

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