Moira Alexander

Contributing writer

Moira Alexander is the author of "LEAD or LAG: Linking Strategic Project Management & Thought Leadership" and Founder of PMWorld 360 Magazine and Lead-Her-Ship Group. She's also a project management and digital workplace freelance columnist for various publications and former contributor to Price of Business Talk Radio and USA Business Radio. Moira has 20+ years in business (IS&T) and project management for small to large businesses in the U.S. and Canada.

How to choose the right project management methodology

How to choose the right project management methodology

Identifying available project management methodologies (PMM) is one thing, deciding which one works best for a particular project is much more complicated. Here's how to make the right choice.

What’s difference between project management and change management?

What’s difference between project management and change management?

Change management and project management are often thought to be the same thing. They aren’t. Here’s how they differ.

Project management: To debrief or not to debrief

Project management: To debrief or not to debrief

If you're a project manager or part of a project team, you know all about the hurried pace of this field. Once projects near their close, is debriefing useful or a waste of time?

How to spot signs your project is about to fail

How to spot signs your project is about to fail

There are many possible reasons a project is headed for problems. While some are easy to spot and correct, others may signify more deep-rooted issues that can derail even the best-laid plans.

The risky side of project management

The risky side of project management

A significant part of successfully navigating projects is how effectively you manage risk, but how much of the risk should fall on the shoulders of the project manager, and what can you do to sufficiently mitigate those risks?

9 things great project leaders do every day

9 things great project leaders do every day

Every project leader is different, from their thought processes to their daily interactions, but there are a few things that great ones do every day that just might set them apart from the rest.

How project managers can master transformational change

How project managers can master transformational change

Although change management and project management can be mutually exclusive disciplines, the combined efforts of both can create a powerful instrument for creating transformational change that produces more successful business...

6 proven project team communication strategies

6 proven project team communication strategies

Projects succeed only if your team is strong, and project teams are strong only if they have effective communication strategies.

Improve business outcomes by aligning project management and CRM

Improve business outcomes by aligning project management and CRM

It comes as no surprise to hear that CRM is a primary factor in managing projects, but just how should these areas interrelate to achieve optimal client satisfaction?

6 proven project management team communication strategies
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6 proven project management team communication strategies

Projects succeed only if your team is strong, and project teams are strong only if they have effective communication strategies.

8 quick ways to increase your PM knowledge

8 quick ways to increase your PM knowledge

If you’re a project manager, crammed schedules, overflowing to-do lists and restricted budgets can limit your chances of pursuing formal training. Here are eight ways to learn more about project management without breaking the bank or...

6 tips to ensure you meet project deliverables dates

6 tips to ensure you meet project deliverables dates

Deliverables are the life's blood of project management so it only makes sense to do what you can to safeguard against the most common pitfalls.

Using KPIs to measure a project team's effectiveness

Using KPIs to measure a project team's effectiveness

Key performance indicators play an indispensable role in project management and aid in measuring the success or failure of project activities. Understanding KPIs and selecting the ones that are best-suited to measuring a specific...

8 challenges affecting software project management

8 challenges affecting software project management

Software development isn’t easy. Managing software development projects might be even harder.

8 project management skills in high demand

8 project management skills in high demand

By 2020, reports estimate that there will 700,000 new project management jobs in the United States. Do you have what employers will be looking for?

How to pick the best requirements management tool

How to pick the best requirements management tool

Inaccurate requirements management accounts for almost half of project failures. Aimed at helping IT and business leaders improve their odds for success, Seilevel, a business analysis and consulting company, has compiled a report...

12 questions project managers should be prepared for in a job interview

12 questions project managers should be prepared for in a job interview

Project management job interviews can be more stressful than the new job itself. Most candidates expect to talk about their strengths, weaknesses, skills and methodology as a PM. But to truly be prepared when walking into that next PM...

Project management glossary

Project management glossary

CIO.com’s project management glossary provides definitions and information for many common – and not so common – terms used in the complex field of project leadership and management.

How to hire a rock star project manager

How to hire a rock star project manager

When hiring a PM, the knee-jerk tendency seems to be to hire the person with the most technical knowledge, when other, broader skills are more likely to get the results you're really after.

4 ways good project leaders create cultures of success

4 ways good project leaders create cultures of success

Recognizing why or how people impact overall project success is important, but determining what you can do to unlock your team’s full potential is the tricky part.

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