Project Staffing

Managing Personalities

– but also needs to be effective at managing the personalities of the staff in their charge. So, what sort of challenges might that present to a Project Manager? Read the rest of this entry »

Project Team Building

... you mustn't let your desire to get started with the project rush you into making rash decisions. Better to wait until the caliber of staff you require are available than finding yourself with an uphill task with under-achieving staff. Read the rest of this entry »

Know Your Employment Law

If you’re just starting out in your career as a Project Manager or are perhaps working as a Project Manager on a relatively small project, then you’ll invariably find yourself being directly responsible for more and more things, including directly recruiting, managing and trouble-shooting staff yourself. Whilst you will of course want to recruit the best staff and treat them all fairly - are you confident that you know about US employment law and how it could affect your recruitment and managerial procedures and styles? Read the rest of this entry »

Ignore Job Applicants that Ignore Your Requirements

People sending in applications for a job can just be a pest... read about my conclusions and decisions. Read the rest of this entry »

RentACoder gets better, GetAfreeLancer worse

RentACoder gets better, while GetAfreeLancer get's worse when it comes to provider quality Read the rest of this entry »

Working With Subcontractors To Get The Job Done

It is impossible to always have the exact expertise that you need in house in order to get the job done. A *subcontractor* may be the best way to go. A skilled subcontractor will allow your regular staff to concentrate on projects that they are proficient in, and that can often be the best way to keep your staff on track and working at their optimal speed. Using subcontractors gives you a number of advantages... Read the rest of this entry »

How a one person company builds a team

Freelancer portals again Read the rest of this entry »

Changing Code or Building Code People

do you prefer Changing Code or Building Code ? Read the rest of this entry »

Million Dollar Homepage Follow-Up

Even the the guy behind The Million Dollar Homepage - the site which made him... Read the rest of this entry »

People Management – Ten Steps to Success!

To get the best results you have to be very good at people management...and it's not as hard as you might think. Read the rest of this entry »