Dan Picard

Dan Picard
Dan is the Business Content Specialist at Skye Learning.

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10 Tips for Building a Positive Team Environment

Posted by Dan Picard on May 21, 2019 10:04 AM

Once you’ve assembled your team, it’s important to focus on building a positive team environment. As a project manager, you will be responsible for dealing with both the good and the bad. Positive team morale can eliminate project setbacks, issues, and miscommunication. Check out our latest infographic which covers ten tips for building a positive team environment.

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Project Managers Can’t Lose Sight of the Overall Project

Posted by Dan Picard on Apr 11, 2019 11:35 AM

One of the biggest mistakes a project manager can make? Management consultant Johanna Rothman says it’s the tendency to get involved in the project work itself. “As soon as you get stuck doing the work on the project, your project is doomed because you're not taking a look at the entire context of the project,” she says.  Check out our latest Skye Learning video for more of her words of wisdom. 

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Scrum's the Word - And Here's How It Works

Posted by Dan Picard on Feb 14, 2019 11:34 AM

Scrum is one of the most popular methods of agile project management, and it comes with its own specialized language: it's a universe filled with sprints and sashimi, scrum masters and product owners and user stories .Our latest Skye Learning video explains it all for you.

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4 Keys to Resource Management

Posted by Dan Picard on Jan 23, 2019 10:13 AM

One of the most important, and most complex, tasks for any team leader or project manager is effectively managing the people assigned to the project. Experienced project leaders know that successful projects are not the culmination of elaborate procedures, complicated tools, or elaborate techniques; they succeed because the people involved are integrated, organized, and empowered, which then frees them to put their skills to use in the most effective way possible.

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OPM Provides the Path to Optimal Efficiency

Posted by Dan Picard on Jan 17, 2019 9:15 AM

For businesses looking to optimize their efficiency, Organizational Project Management (OPM) offers a clear path forward. By aligning projects, programs, portfolios, and operations within a strategic framework, OPM allows leaders to allocate resources and effort in a way that meets the needs of clients, teams, and stakeholders. Our latest Skye Learning video explains how:

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Smart Management Requires Good Measurement

Posted by Dan Picard on Dec 19, 2018 9:00 AM

Business experts are fond of observing that, “what gets measured gets managed.” But how do you know if you are measuring things correctly? Or whether you can trust the data you get from your tests?

In many cases, improvement experts will use a tool called measurement system analysis (MSA) to test the “system” (i.e., the process, tools, and people) they use to gather data and quantify variation. MSA is a set of procedures that helps to assess a measurement system’s ability to provide good data. In short, it tells you how good your measurement system is—and how much you can trust the information it provides.

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Are You Ready for the PMP® Exam?

Posted by Dan Picard on Nov 8, 2018 10:22 AM

The PMP® (Project Management Professional) has been called “the gold standard of project management certification.” Are you ready to go for the gold? Our latest Skye video highlights the eight questions you should ask yourself to determine if you’re really ready to take the PMP® Exam.

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