7 Steps to Building a Successful Technology Project Team


While there is no recipe for a secret sauce, a successful technology project team has some mandatory ingredients. Here are seven steps to take the next time you’re building a technology project team. Step 1: Get the technology project team’s buy-in.

Identify Your Team’s Project Management Personality Types—and Shapes


You can’t choose your family members and you can’t choose your project team members. Certain people have to be on the project team because of their expertise or responsibilities. Find out what kind of project management personality types you have on your team.

Unpacking an Association’s Project Management Bag


Project managers head into a new project with that same sense of excitement and caution. And, like backpackers, they only achieve success if everything they need is in their metaphorical association project management backpack. A backcountry camping trip is a project.

Get Member Thinking on Nondues Revenue Projects

Associations Now

For an association to push past the status quo, it needs not only a skilled executive and staff team, but also some innovative thinking on the part of members. Have members helped lead you to new projects that generate nondues revenue?

Atlanta Teams With Associations on Airport Security Test Project

Associations Now

The post Atlanta Teams With Associations on Airport Security Test Project appeared first on Associations Now “Smart Security” is coming to ATL.

How Online Communities Help Teams Build a Culture of Collaboration

Higher Logic

According to the Harvard Business Review , before technology made it possible for companies and organizations to connect with large groups of colleagues and stakeholders anywhere in the world in real time, the average team size was around 20 people. Think of a soccer team.

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Are Your Teams Cooperating or Collaborating?

Higher Logic

Managers from different teams work together to determine the requirements, and each team works on the customizations in their area. But when some changes are implemented, it triggers adjustments for other teams. The project’s deadline is extended and the workload increases.

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What Makes a High-Performing Team?

Higher Logic

Whether it was sports teams or other team-oriented extracurriculars, many of us spent a good chunk of our adolescence learning how to function on a team.As No matter what you do professionally, almost everyone needs to work in a team at some point.

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Higher Logic Joins Team Rubicon to Tackle Community Disaster Response in Houston

Higher Logic

HIGHER LOGIC CARES: Through our 2019 Charity Program, we sent a group of nine staff volunteers to Houston, Texas, in May 2019 to assist Team Rubicon in disaster response efforts. The same could be said for Team Rubicon, though their core motto is “Disasters are our business.

MC Cares: ELI Project


For the third year in a row, we teamed up with ELI Project , a nonprofit organization dedicated to hosting events in safe environments for families and children with special needs. Every year, ELI Project hosts a sensory-friendly movie event with a special visit from Santa Claus.

Do Not Compare a Peer’s Project Launch to Your Association’s Project Start

Smooth The Path

We see successfully completed association projects cited in publications. We do not know about the team’s morale as everything is going wrong and the project gets pushed back 3 months.

Feeding A Zombie Project And Getting No Results

Velvet Chainsaw

Is your organization stuck maintaining and nurturing a zombie project? A zombie project is one that continues from year to year regardless of its effectiveness. It sucks the very life and resources from your team and organization says authors Scott Anthony, David Duncan and Pontus M.A.

What Executive Teams Need Now

Associations Now

Effective teams demand flexibility and creative thinking now. Executives want team players—that’s a truism so true that it hardly bears much attention. So the CEOs who care to assemble teams that possess this kind of flexibility may have to be “chaos pilots” themselves.

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Daily Buzz: Express Gratitude for Your Team

Associations Now

After a day of wrapping on location, the cast and crew would enjoy a team dinner, where Poehler would stand up and toast a member of the team, who would then toast another person, who would then toast another—and the cycle continued until everyone had been toasted.

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Why Every New AMS Software Project Needs a Change Management Team


Selecting a new membership management system isn’t a membership department project, it’s an association project. Colleagues from across the organization must be involved in the project from the start so they can help you select the best AMS software for your association.

How the Right Team-Building Experience Can Build Stronger Bonds

Associations Now

New research found that team-bonding activities improved creativity, productivity, and employee retention. The research from Nulab , which surveyed 1,000 full-time employees, looked at the best frequency for team bonding, as well as which activities were most valued and effective.

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Associations Project Uptick in Thanksgiving Travel

Associations Now

The projection, per The Wall Street Journal , takes into account all major U.S. Roads will be packed this weekend: The American Automobile Association projects that 48.7 AAA projects that more than 89 percent of U.S.

Why Every New AMS Software Project Needs a Change Management Team


Selecting a new membership management system isn’t a membership department project, it’s an association project. Colleagues from across the organization must be involved in the project from the start so they can help you select the best AMS software for your association. AMS Selection Change Management

The Anatomy of an Effective Customer Community Team

Higher Logic

Communities are naturally multi-disciplinary projects. The list goes on, which is why customer communities function best with diverse teams that bring together experts from different departments. Putting together this kind of team isn’t easy. Leadership Team.

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Small Business Set-Up and Digital Project Management


Well, one thing that will help a great deal, particularly in the early stages, is Digital Project Management. The CAPM qualification covers everything from Project Life-Cycle and Organisation, to Project Risk Management. The first thing you need to do is plan the project.

Machine Learning: Optimize Your Team for Artificial Intelligence

Associations Now

But finding the right opportunities, and staffing with those opportunities in mind, is the hard part, especially if there’s resistance within your team. Forge the Right Internal Team. AI is often a good fit for new projects, Fitzsimmons noted.

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Why Every New AMS Software Project Needs a Change Management Team


Selecting a new membership management system isn’t a membership department project, it’s an association project. Colleagues from across the organization must be involved in the project from the start so they can help you select the best AMS software for your association. You may hear things you don’t agree with or don’t like, but you need to know these things if your team is to make the best selection decision and successfully implement change.

Tapping Into Attendee Expertise For Community Service Projects

Associations Now

Your attendees have professional skills and specialized knowledge that can make a difference when they’re put to work in a conference-related community service project. However, NCRA members don’t limit their volunteer time with the project to the annual meeting.

5 Ways You Know It’s Time to Grow Your Community Management Team

Higher Logic

Growth can be a predicament for any team in any organization. Too late, and you risk overwhelming your employees and dropping the ball on important projects, including delivering value and engaging your audience. Your Ideal Community Management Team.

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Things change during a project

Effective Database

” Acknowledging that things change during a project is critically important to the success of the project. If team members (and other stakeholders) believe that anything less than perfection is failure, they are guaranteed to fail. What’s most important is how the team responds and adapts to the changes in the project.

3 Unique Ways to Build Team Spirit

Associations Now

Forget the company picnic and the humdrum holiday party; invest in a team-building opportunity that will promote employee collaboration, engagement, and retention. If team spirit in your office is lagging, here are three unique ideas for building camaraderie.

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Learning plans for the New Year

Aaron Wolowiec

For me, the power of intentionally setting goals (both big and small) to advance the success of an individual, team and organization should not be underestimated. Additionally, set aside time during staff meetings for the team to share its experiences for all to benefit.

Life is a Do-it-to-Yourself Project

Holly Duckworth

Life is a do-it-to-yourself project. If, in fact, life is a do-it-to-yourself project, what are you doing to yourself? And, since life is a do-it-to-yourself project; those who choose hard also get that choice, to make life harder. My friend who inspired this blog went on to ask me what a “do-it-to-yourself project was”. Here was my answer to her – Today I invite you to consider what type of project is the project of your life in this now moment.

3 Ways Event Management Is Like Project Management


At the end of last year, our product team spent hours talking to several of our customers about events. Part of being a product manager at MemberSuite is finding ways to continuously improve our product so that it meets the evolving needs of our customers.

Planning with small teams to meet big expectations

Association Success

I’m part of an incredible team, small but nimble, with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Commit, as a team, to tack at least one to two great ideas a year. The post Planning with small teams to meet big expectations appeared first on AssociationSuccess.org.

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Association Executives: Provocative Proposals Research Project

Association Subculture

Association Executives: Provocative Proposals Research Project. So Im launching a project. I would like to announce the Association Executives: Provocative Proposals for Change project (that link will take you to my website for a complete description). I saw the throw down by Joe Rominiecki on red-teaming a new model and Ive got a response to that on the runway for a future blog post. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, January 20, 2011.

Wildlife Society, Bee Protection Program Team Up

Associations Now

The Wildlife Society and the Feed a Bee program have teamed up to make and keep life sweet for honey bees. The post Wildlife Society, Bee Protection Program Team Up appeared first on Associations Now

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Why Building Teams Doesn’t Always Result in Teamwork

Associations Now

None of that is necessarily a bad thing; there’s plenty of research out there celebrating the virtues of giving workers stretch goals, mixing up teams, busting silos, sharing knowledge across the organization, and otherwise shaking up how work gets done.

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Association Culture Projects Outward Upon Potential Members

Smooth The Path

A good culture greases the wheels for everything from conversations to project management. Your association staff wants to be on a winning team. The post Association Culture Projects Outward Upon Potential Members appeared first on Smooth The Path.

Michele Frania Joins the Velvet Chainsaw Team

Velvet Chainsaw

I’m excited to announce that Michele Frania has joined the Velvet Chainsaw team as of April 8, 2013 as Director, Client Projects & Stories! If you want to connect with Michele or welcome her to the VCC team, reach out to her on LinkedIn or drop her an email.

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Building the Best Team: Curation not Creation.

Association Success

A good team is more than the sum of its parts. Choose your best team, not your best individuals”. Assembling a volunteer team is, I believe, about more than the sum of its individual parts. A strong and successful team should be curated rather than created – and this means thinking carefully about each member as a specific piece of the puzzle, picking the best person for a particular job rather than hunting for especially engaged volunteers more generally.

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Google, American Library Association Team on Coding Initiative

Associations Now

Google recently announced its involvement in the Libraries Ready to Code project, which was spearheaded by ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy. The project is not about teaching librarians to code.

Putting the Team in Teamwork: How Groups Can Perform Better

Associations Now

MIT researchers have identified three characteristics of top-performing teams. Find out what they have in common and how you can build those attributes into your next team project. There’s research making the rounds that suggests having women on teams makes for smarter teams.

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How to Change Workplace Culture One Team at a Time

Association Success

However, it is possible to look at culture on a more micro level, which can be important when trying to make significant change at the team level. In 2010, I was brought in as leader of the communications team at the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) when the association was undergoing an overhaul. I knew that to accomplish the mandate I had been given by leadership, our team would need to make some significant culture shifts.

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Design Thinking: A Team Sport Your Association is Ready to Play


It requires thoughtful application of staff time and team energy.How you work together matters. Design Thinking is a team sport. Your internal coordination will improve when cross-departmental teams own the full course of their work. Team purpose, form and function gains clarity.

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