Project Practitioners

A practical view of common issues, and how to deal with them as well as tips and techniques from the field in the world of project, program, and portfolio management.
Develop the Situation Through Action
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “Expert entrepreneurs limit risk by understanding what they can afford to lose at each step, instead of seeking large all- or- nothing opportunities. They choose goals... Read More»

The Leverage of Language
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Everyone knows words have power. They can be said to hurt, manipulate, encourage, empower, and so on. The power of ‘I’ shows accountability and responsibility. In... Read More»

[Myth] Being Self-Taught is More Authentic
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “One repays a teacher badly if one remains only a pupil.” – Friedrich Nietzsche In my book The Entrepreneurial Project Manager, I tell a story about... Read More»

PMBOK 6th Edition: Highlights of What's New - Three takeaways from the two changed knowledge areas
By Sinikka Waugh
By Sinikka Waugh, VP Marketing & Communications, Central Iowa Chapter So, the 6th Edition of the PMBOK has been out for almost two months now, and many of us are... Read More»

The Importance of the Product Owner and the Product Backlog
By Alan Zucker
Agile is an effective software development framework. Teams using Agile deliver value in short, iterative, increments. The starting point of the delivery cycle is the Product Backlog. The Backlog is... Read More»

5 Reasons Your Agile Transformation Sucks
By Brian Irwin
Over the last several years I've been fortunate to work with a lot of companies involved in agile adoptions. I hesitate to use the word transformation because I have seen... Read More»

PMBOK 6th Edition: Highlights of What's New - Role of the Project Manager
By Sinikka Waugh
Have you downloaded your copy of the 6th Edition of the PMBOK Guide yet? Or have you ordered a physical copy yet? I'm curious as to how many of us... Read More»

What is a P.R.O.J.E.C.T. Manager? Part 7 of 7
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 4 minutes It is the final week of my exploration into the question, “What is a project manager?” In previous weeks, I discussed all of the ‘P,’ ‘R,’... Read More»

Be Authentic
By Ann Drinkwater
Good or bad, I am always the same. In my profession, I may tailor my message to my audience, but my core values, personality and ideas are the same regardless... Read More»

What is a P.R.O.J.E.C.T. Manager? Part 6 of 7
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes It is week six of my exploration into the question, “What is a project manager?” In previous weeks, I discussed all of the ‘P,’ ‘R,’ ‘O,’... Read More»




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