LouisvillePM

Lowell Sellards
  • Male
  • Berea, KY
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share

Lowell Sellards's Friends

  • Bud Ratliff

Gifts Received

Gift

Lowell Sellards has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Lowell Sellards's Page

Latest Activity

Lowell Sellards posted a blog post

Keeping the Budget Under Control

Keeping the budget under control is one of the biggest concerns in any project management schema. It is often the most important – and most stressful – element of a project manager’s work, because going over budget can be akin to Armageddon in the eyes of senior management and stakeholders. Here are some tips and tricks for project managers who are focused on minimizing financial strain by staying on track.•    Create a financial model. This is one of the project manager's most delicate…See More
Apr 21, 2014
Lowell Sellards posted a blog post

Is Project Management Certification Necessary?

If you're a project manager, you've likely heard of the Project Management Professional certification, or PMP. As with many types of certifications, there's a lot of controversy regarding whether the PMP is a good investment of time and money.The RequirementsYou should know what you'll need to have under your belt to get a PMP—it's not the sort of qualification you can simply decide to undertake one day. For individuals with a bachelor's or equivalent, 4,500 hours of documented time leading and…See More
Apr 7, 2014
Lowell Sellards posted events
Apr 3, 2014
Lowell Sellards posted a blog post

5 Tips for Project Management Excellence

It goes without saying that project management is a challenge, even for the most seasoned managers. Of course, every project manager has his or her own unique way of making sure the job gets done, but most can agree there are a few key elements involved in keeping any project on track, on budget, and on deadline. Here, we explore 5 tips for project management excellence.•    Leadership is paramount. It's not just about making accurate projections – it's about leading your team down the right…See More
Mar 31, 2014
Lowell Sellards posted a blog post

Why "Why?" Matters

When managing a project, a leader has many things that will be of concern to him or her moving forward. One of these concerns should be whether the question "why?" is being asked and answered properly.When an employee comes to a leader with a question that begins with "why," that leader should be grateful. "Why" shows that the individual working on a project cares about the work that he or she is doing. So when "why" is asked, it is because there is a desire for more connection to the project,…See More
Mar 17, 2014
Lowell Sellards posted a blog post

How to Properly Manage Project Expectations

It is no surprise to anyone who has ever led a project that expectations at the front end of the planning have changed by the time the project is complete. Expectations change as a project progresses and new information is gleaned, requiring everyone involved to be flexible. This is why it is important for all leaders to know how to manage not just the project, but the expectations surrounding it.While it may be rather frustrating to manage these changing expectations, there are things that…See More
Mar 10, 2014
Lowell Sellards's event was featured

PMP Exam Prep - March 5 - 7, 10 - 11 at The Solarity Group

March 5, 2014 to March 11, 2014
This course is specifically designed to assist students in preparing for the Project Management Professional exam, given by PMI®. This five-day course allows the student focused time to learn and to review the concepts and terms necessary to pass the PMP® exam. Included with the class are tips, tricks, and targeted materials that will assist the student in reviewing for and passing the exam. A complete PMP exam simulation at the end of the course helps students determine if they are ready to…See More
Mar 5, 2014
Lowell Sellards posted a blog post

How to Improve Time Management Skills

As every project manager knows, nothing pleases a client more than a successful project finished on time. But realistically, missing deadlines is a relatively frequent occurrence. Why is that? Why is it so hard to meet a pre-established deadline? The answer could be found in any number of causes, but it is likely that at the heart of it are poor delegation, improper planning, and lack of communication. Here is a look at three time management techniques every project manager can benefit…See More
Mar 3, 2014
Lowell Sellards posted a blog post

Learning Project Management Lessons from Sports

While the recent Super Bowl may have lacked the excitement of close games in the past, it was a perfect example of proper game-planning, coordinated teamwork, and effective use of available skill. The result was a blowout that looked like an easy win. Football’s biggest stage is reserved for athletic quarterbacks and 300 pound linemen, but it can also provide valuable lessons for project managers.Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Game-PlanningJust as game-planning was crucial to the Seattle…See More
Feb 24, 2014
Lowell Sellards posted events
Feb 19, 2014
Lowell Sellards posted a blog post

Stop Settling for Average: Characteristics of Great Project Managers

While project managers are a dime a dozen, finding a great project manager is harder than you may think. When looking to hire a project manager for that next project or assignment, learn how to spot the characteristics that separate the great from the average.1) Vision-Oriented – Great project managers have the ability to cast a vision and orient processes and decisions around it. It is important to be able to see the big picture and not lose sight of the small parts and tasks that go in to…See More
Feb 17, 2014
Lowell Sellards posted a blog post

In a Project Management Rut? Think Outside the Box

As a project manager, it is not uncommon to find yourself going through the motions. Familiarity is comfortable and it can be hard to break out of a rut. But effective project managers are able to push beyond the comfortable and, to use a cliché, think outside the box. Are you thinking outside the proverbial box when it comes to project management? Boost your creativity and problem solving abilities by learning how to leave past experiences behind and objectively search for new processes and…See More
Feb 10, 2014
Lowell Sellards's blog post was featured

The Benefits of Outsourcing Project Management

When it comes to your business’s big projects, finding the best solution is about more than just getting the job done. While you may have plenty of resources and capable minds in-house, outsourcing work to a professional project manager could be an even better option. The benefits of outsourcing projects to dedicated project management companies include objectivity, cost flexibility, and experience.   Advantage One: ObjectivityEvery successful project solution needs objectivity. The only issue…See More
Feb 7, 2014
Lowell Sellards posted a blog post

The Benefits of Outsourcing Project Management

When it comes to your business’s big projects, finding the best solution is about more than just getting the job done. While you may have plenty of resources and capable minds in-house, outsourcing work to a professional project manager could be an even better option. The benefits of outsourcing projects to dedicated project management companies include objectivity, cost flexibility, and experience.   Advantage One: ObjectivityEvery successful project solution needs objectivity. The only issue…See More
Feb 5, 2014
Lowell Sellards posted an event

Bluegrass BA Chapter Meeting at Lexel Building

January 15, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
The Softer Side of Business AnalysisBusiness Analysis has been said to be part art, part science. Is the Business Analyst better served to have the hard skills or the soft skills?  Must the Business Analyst have industry knowledge? Should the Business Analyst be a Subject Matter Expert?  Do the skills needed change for an Agile project vs.waterfall project? These are some of the questions we will investigate and answer. This audience participation, open discussion presentation will dive into…See More
Jan 3, 2014
Lowell Sellards is now a member of LouisvillePM
Dec 1, 2013

Profile Information

How many years have you been managing projects?
8-15
Do you hold a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification?
No
Where do you have experience managing projects?
Construction, Finance, Government
Are you currently employed?
Yes
Who is your current employer? If currently unemployed, who was your last employer?
Solarity

Lowell Sellards's Blog

5 Tips for Project Management Excellence

It goes without saying that project management is a challenge, even for the most seasoned managers. Of course, every project manager has his or her own…

Continue

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 7:30am

Keeping the Budget Under Control

Keeping the budget under control is one of the biggest concerns in any project management schema. It is often the most important – and most stressful –…

Continue

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 5:57pm

Is Project Management Certification Necessary?

If you're a project manager, you've likely heard of the Project Management Professional certification, or PMP. As with many types of certifications,…

Continue

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:07am

Why "Why?" Matters

When managing a project, a leader has many things that will be of concern to him or her moving forward. One of these concerns should be whether the…

Continue

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 6:01pm

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of LouisvillePM to add comments!

Join LouisvillePM

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

© 2019   Created by Bud Ratliff.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service