5 Tips for Successful Project Management

Posted by Bri Roy

Mar 28, 2017 2:08:23 PM

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Organizations are seeing true payoff from investing resources, time and money into their organization’s project management expertise: lower costs, greater efficiencies, improved stakeholder and customer satisfactions, and greater competitive advantages. 80% of global executives believe having project management as a core competency helps them remain competitive, per an Economist Intelligence report.

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Improve Your Collaboration with a Project Management Tool

Posted by Bri Roy

Dec 7, 2016 3:15:02 PM

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Before I began at Aloft Group, I was a Marketing Event Manager, consecutively managing 22 trade shows and events for a healthcare technology company. At one of our largest events of the year, HIMSS, I stepped away from the convention center for maybe an hour and came back to find the booth set up backwards. Luckily, the electrical was laid properly, so it was only a matter of spinning it around to fix it, but for a second there my heart did skip a beat.

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5 Tricks For Effectively Managing Creative People and Projects

Posted by Bri Roy

Sep 14, 2016 4:41:16 PM

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Creative minds are rarely tidy.

Have you ever met an organized painter or musician? Likely an uncommon find, and in the corporate world — in any capacity — it’s no different. As project managers, it’s our job to put out the fire before there’s a spark, build the frame without the blueprints and ensure our creative minded colleagues keep their promises within some realm of reality.

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We’re all project managers

Posted by Andrea Drown

Jun 19, 2014 2:14:37 PM

file0001030895959Whatever industry you are in often requires project management skills. It always sounds like such a simple thing, but it can be complex when there are multiple projects in the air. No matter what industry—a nurse with multiple patients, a landscaper with multiple clients and job sites, or a person in business, it’s often difficult to keep track of what you need to be doing on any given day.

A good project manager can juggle multiple projects simultaneously and usually has these top traits.

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Topics: Marketing Execution, Project Management

Mental Storage on Overload?

Posted by Andrea Drown

Apr 10, 2014 2:37:21 PM

quoteI used to work with a Creative Director who only checked his email two or three times a day: 9AM and 2PM, and once in a while there might be an 11AM or a 4PM forced check-in. Other than that he shut it down. He also never used Skype. 

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Ten Things to Consider Before Manufacturing in China

Posted by Chris Maynard

Feb 13, 2014 11:00:00 AM

chinaThe allure of cheaper costs leads many organizations to consider manufacturing their products in China, where labor costs can be significantly less expensive than here in the US. While the savings can be substantial, there are potential obstacles to consider.

Here are some of them:

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Topics: Marketing Execution, Agency Life, Project Management

Communication is KEY!

Posted by Andrea Drown

Nov 5, 2013 3:00:00 PM

Communication-is-keyThis morning, my four-year-old daughter was a bit overwhelmed. We woke up later than usual and had to improvise and abbreviate our normal routine. Unfortunately, the first thing to go was what I know is the favorite part for us both: our “let’s get the day started right” snuggle on the couch time. Following that was a rushed breakfast, getting dressed in a hurry, and a rush out the door so we wouldn’t be late for school/work.

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