Moira Alexander

Moira Alexander is the author of "LEAD or LAG: Linking Strategic Project Management & Thought Leadership" and Founder of PMWorld 360 Magazine and Lead-Her-Ship Group. She's also a project management and digital workplace freelance columnist for various publications and former contributor to Price of Business Talk Radio and USA Business Radio. Moira has 20+ years in business (IS&T) and project management for small to large businesses in the U.S. and Canada.

The risky side of project management

The risky side of project management

A significant part of successfully navigating projects is how effectively you manage risk, but how much of the risk should fall on the shoulders of the project manager, and what can you do to sufficiently mitigate those risks?

6 proven project team communication strategies

6 proven project team communication strategies

Projects succeed only if your team is strong, and project teams are strong only if they have effective communication strategies.

6 proven project management team communication strategies
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6 proven project management team communication strategies

Projects succeed only if your team is strong, and project teams are strong only if they have effective communication strategies.

6 tips to ensure you meet project deliverables dates

6 tips to ensure you meet project deliverables dates

Deliverables are the life's blood of project management so it only makes sense to do what you can to safeguard against the most common pitfalls.

Using KPIs to measure a project team's effectiveness

Using KPIs to measure a project team's effectiveness

Key performance indicators play an indispensable role in project management and aid in measuring the success or failure of project activities. Understanding KPIs and selecting the ones that are best-suited to measuring a specific...

8 challenges affecting software project management

8 challenges affecting software project management

Software development isn’t easy. Managing software development projects might be even harder.

8 project management skills in high demand

8 project management skills in high demand

By 2020, reports estimate that there will 700,000 new project management jobs in the United States. Do you have what employers will be looking for?

Project management glossary

Project management glossary

CIO.com’s project management glossary provides definitions and information for many common – and not so common – terms used in the complex field of project leadership and management.

How to hire a rock star project manager

How to hire a rock star project manager

When hiring a PM, the knee-jerk tendency seems to be to hire the person with the most technical knowledge, when other, broader skills are more likely to get the results you're really after.

4 ways good project leaders create cultures of success

4 ways good project leaders create cultures of success

Recognizing why or how people impact overall project success is important, but determining what you can do to unlock your team’s full potential is the tricky part.

5 trends that will transform project management

5 trends that will transform project management

The project management landscape may look different in 2016. As clients, stakeholders, businesses, government and environmental expectations change, the need for PM certifications, technical knowledge and training will be in higher...

6 strategic projects any business can implement in 2016

6 strategic projects any business can implement in 2016

To define business objectives, most large organizations host strategic planning sessions to set roadmaps to allocate budgets and resources for specific projects in the new year. Here are six strategic projects any business, regardless...

Does remote project management really work?

Does remote project management really work?

Remote project management may be a great alternative to traditional project management for most organizations, project managers and team members, but is it realistic? There are tangible advantages here, but this is not for the...

6 proven strategies for evaluating and prioritizing IT projects

6 proven strategies for evaluating and prioritizing IT projects

Within most large organizations – as well as smaller businesses – time and resources are in short supply yet high demand, making project selection more difficult. Evaluating and prioritizing projects can be complex, but this vital...

10 tips to meet your project planning goals

10 tips to meet your project planning goals

Project management is both an art and a science, requiring you to focus on and master numerous tasks. These 10 actionable tips will help you meet your goals and achieve success as a project manager.

5 practical project management certifications
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5 practical project management certifications

As in most fields, pursuing a project management certification can be as murky as a bowl of alphabet soup. Here’s how to determine which PM certification offers you the knowledge needed for real-world application and promising job...

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The 7 best project management mobile apps of 2015

Almost all project managers and organizations have heard of MS Project when it comes to project management software. But there are some impressive project management mobile apps out there that you may not be aware of – here are seven...

How PMOs can balance time, cost and quality

How PMOs can balance time, cost and quality

‘Triple constraint’ is a term often heard in project management. But how does it translate into achieved or missed project and organizational objectives? Here are six questions project managers need to ask themselves.

Why your business strategies must constantly change

Why your business strategies must constantly change

Change is the one true constant in business. Having defined processes in place to effectively manage change can help companies sustain success.

7 tips to transform difficult stakeholders into project partners

7 tips to transform difficult stakeholders into project partners

Business projects almost always create change, which can also bring about significant disruption, stress and fear. That anxiety can translate into difficult project stakeholders – not to mention at-risk projects and unmet goals....

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