How Project Management is Changing

The days of micromanaging, silo management, and poor communication in the project management world are coming to an end. Thanks to new strategies and technology, project management is becoming more efficient than ever. According to a report published by the Project Management Institute, companies lost $120,000 for every $1 million spent when projects were improperly […]

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Project Management in a Digital Age

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, however, sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with all the latest advances. Digital technology has the abilities to enhance customer experience, improve organizational performance, as well as provide new enhanced opportunities. One of the main goals of project managers is to make life easier for […]

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Consultants at a Higher Level

At Motive Power, our Project Managers and consultants strive to consitantly be up on the latest software, certifications, and trends. Our consultants have a variety of certifications under their belts including Scrum, PMP, and Prosci. For those individuals who are not involved in the Project Management industry, those certifications sound baffling and confusing. Here is […]

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Five Project Management Trends

The world of Project Management is always changing. There seems to consistently be a new better way to make the job easier. The tools for a project manager seem to be as unique and ever-changing as the job itself.  Staying up to date on the latest tools that make the job easier can be difficult […]

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Five Challenges for New Project Managers

Entering the world of project management can bring a lot of hurdles and growing pains no matter how prepared you think you may be.  Many new project managers will come into a project and look at it theoretically instead of practically. However, every project is different and each new project requires a different planning and execution […]

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Successful Strategic Planning with WAVS

In June, Motive Power had the opportunity to assist West African Vocation Schools (WAVS) to discuss strategic plans for their future. They currently support as many as 200 students per year with subsidized career training which includes computer basics, auto mechanics, welding, English and French. The WAVS campus is in Canchungo but they have plans […]

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The Five Phases of Project Management

Many times people tend to think of project management as reminding people on deadlines, project completions, and setting up meetings. However, Project Managers know that there is so much more to being a successful Project Manager. The Project Management Institute put together a guide that every project manager should try to do to ensure a […]

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Thinking Outside The Box

One hiccup Project Managers in any field run into is staying fresh with ideas. It can be hard to get your project completed and goals accomplished when trying new ways to do something. However, thinking outside the box when you are working in the tech industry can be tricky. There are different challenges that traditional […]

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Motive Power Assisting WAVS

On June 19th, Motive Power is holding a brainstorming session with the West African Vocational Schools (WAVS) team to help them hone their next steps in bringing skills training to the people of Guinea BISSAU. Motive Power is meeting with the WAVS staff to review their growth plans, challenge their assumptions and help them strategize […]

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Why Ask Why

Not everything in life is black and white. It’s in these gray areas that project managers work, and excel, in every day. As a Project Manager, it is important to make things as black and white as possible so that tasks and projects get completed effectively and efficiently, but working in the gray can allow […]

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