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How to put a schmoozer to use? [closed]

Can anybody point me to some recommended practices, quality metrics, or at least appropriate search terms in the project management domain for the following problem: Directing and measuring ...
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Can 'relationship building' be a cop out?

Everyone is always telling me that to be successful as a project manager you have to build good relationships with your project teams. I see it all over this forum and am told this by other PMs in my ...
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Are PMs normally hated?

I have had limited exposure to PMs, and the last one who was in her 60s used to always refer to her previous experiences with: "At the end of the project, I was the most hated person, but the project ...
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Is there any 'pocket guide' with the differences between countries' labor laws? [closed]

Working on a multi cultural environment, one of the problems that's haunting some projects we have are the differences between two countries' laws. I know that there are as much laws as there are ...
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How to handle somebody who does not take into account what is said to him ?

I'm facing a problem that is quite new for me, and want to discuss it. I have in my team a developer who doesn't take into account the directives that are given to him. He doesn't follow priorities ...
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No free people to work on time&material type of contract

A small company signed time&material type of contract with client A which basically guarantee that 3 people would work on project for the client. The cooperation lasts a few quarters already and ...
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How should I get work from someone who “Talks a good game” but won't deliver?

Background: I worked for an organisation that delivered services to a number of public sector clients, geographically dispersed. A series of security-related changes were required to allow one such ...
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What criteria should be considered when deciding to do work which goes beyond project scope?

Answering my recently asked question whether to "deliver results when finished significantly prior to the agreed deadline", Smandoli suggested to fill the slack with "Look for places to exceed ...
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Customer management and communication - how to keep things productive?

I am managing a project for a big company. The sales manager, who is supposed to be my POC, is not co-operating and actually causes many delays. I know I can send a lot of emails to everybody, ...
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Strictly as PMs, how do you restore a broken relationship?

Going back to our day to day work, sometimes, we have to be direct. During those times, and during times of high stress (due to deadlines or other family reasons), people become more sensitive. What ...