Moira Alexander

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.

Articles by Moira Alexander

6 steps for getting troubled projects back on track
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6 steps for getting troubled projects back on track

Any project can hit a snag for any number of reasons. The key is recognizing when your project has gotten off track and taking a clear, measured approach to setting things right.
March 22, 2022
12 KPIs every project manager should know
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12 KPIs every project manager should know

Metrics are the only way to truly know if your project is on track. These essential key performance indicators will help you monitor and better manage the health of your projects.
March 4, 2022
7 tips for containing project scope
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7 tips for containing project scope

Curtailing scope creep is always top of mind for project managers. Hereu2019s how to ensure your project meets its intended purpose, goals, and scope requirements.
January 31, 2022
8 essential skills of elite project managers
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8 essential skills of elite project managers

Project managers are sought after due to their well-developed technical skills, but these essential skills can make you stand out as an elite contender.
January 7, 2022
20 tips for supporting team mental health
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20 tips for supporting team mental health

The mental health of each team member is vital to your organization’s performance. Leaders at every level must intentionally and continually commit to finding ways to improve the mental health of their teams.
July 22, 2021
12 project management myths to avoid
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12 project management myths to avoid

Don’t let your projects fall prey to the unnecessary confusion, uncertainty, and harm that can result from these all-too-commonly held project management misconceptions.
April 30, 2021
Mavenlink review: Intelligent service-based project management
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Mavenlink review: Intelligent service-based project management

From its high-level views to the smallest unit of task detail, Mavenlink offers a well thought out platform complete with business intelligence reporting — a definite plus for service-based businesses.
December 28, 2018
How to develop a PMO strategic plan
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How to develop a PMO strategic plan

Developing a PMO strategic plan that ensures high alignment with business objectives is no light task. Here are the key steps to effectively launching your project management office’s strategic plan.
July 11, 2018
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5 early warning signs of project failure

Far too many projects still do not meet intended goals. Here are five leading indicators of a failing project that — when caught — can drastically improve your project’s chances for success.
February 16, 2018
Project management salaries: Talent gap reveals long-term growth
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Project management salaries: Talent gap reveals long-term growth

State of the project manager: Growing demand for project-based professionals is fast fueling a worldwide talent gap, leading to substantial career opportunities in project management — and salaries that can be expected to rise considerably.
November 13, 2017
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How to connect business strategy with project management

Making the connection between your business strategy and project management isn't easy, but it is necessary if projects are going to serve a purpose and meet inherent business needs. Here are some things you can do to make the connection.rn
May 2, 2017
Free project management courses: Improve your skills with these PM training courses
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Free project management courses: Improve your skills with these PM training courses

Project management is a rapidly expanding field that offers potential for a career leading and managing projects, but it's not easy or affordable to gain the knowledge you need. To help set you on your project management journey, here is a guide to free PM courses and training options.rn
April 24, 2017
How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes
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How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics is expected to grow to more than $187 billion by 2019 and the project management industry is projected to hit $5.81 trillion by 2020. Here is how some organizations are leveraging data analytics to improve their project performance. rn
March 20, 2017
What it takes to be a great project manager
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What it takes to be a great project manager

Project management certifications and training, in general, focus heavily on technical knowledge and project phases, but there's still so much more to being a successful leader. Do you have the necessary soft skills to be a top project leader? Here, Moira Alexander shares what decades of experience have taught her.rn
December 19, 2016
How  a project manager can smooth interdepartmental conflict
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How a project manager can smooth interdepartmental conflict

Interdepartmental conflict has always been an issue for businesses. However, project managers are uniquely positioned to help smooth conflict as it arises, but all conflicts are not created equal.rn
November 21, 2016
How to choose the right project management methodology
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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.rn
September 28, 2016
The risky side of project management
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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?rn
August 15, 2016
9 things great project leaders do every day
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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.rn
August 11, 2016
How-To

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 disrupting your busy schedule.
May 31, 2016