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.
The Pleasure at Being the Cause
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “As early as 1901, the German psychologist Karl Groos discovered that infants express extraordinary happiness when they first figure out they can cause predictable effects in... Read More»

Happiness Is Simple Math
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes So there are many ways to be rich: You earn, inherit, borrow, beg, or steal enough money to meet all your desires; or, you cultivate a... Read More»

Are You Complete...or Incomplete? The answer makes a difference
By Randy Englund
Do you have…or are ready to develop…a complete portfolio of skills, knowledge, and attitude that is the right set for you to excel in today’s competitive environment? Much like organic... Read More»

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
By Alan Zucker
Ben Franklin was a an American founding father, inventor, diplomat, and philosopher. He also wrote Poor Richard’s Almanacwhich contained information for farmers and timeless adages. When it comes to project... Read More»

4 Keys to Compelling Positive Action
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Every person has a desire to be the best version of themselves. Whether that is your career, your physical appearance and health, or a hobby, people... Read More»

The Celery Test
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes You go to a conference where all types of people are giving you advice. One person says Reese’s is what your organization needs. Another says coconut... Read More»

The Latest Useless Metric
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Baseball is a game of numbers. Managers have pages and pages of scouting reports for both pitchers and batters. These reports tell the batter what pitches... Read More»

The Golden Circle
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “Before we can explore its applications , let me first define the terms, starting from the outside of the circle and moving inward. WHAT: Every single... Read More»

Value of Visual Inspection
By Alan Zucker
Recently, my wife and I took a trip. We were at the airport. Our flight was delayed. She was sitting with her back to the window and checking the flight’s... Read More»

Are You a Habitual Dieter?
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “Someone who lives a healthy lifestyle and is in habit of exercising does not respond to ‘six easy steps to losing weight.’ It’s those who don’t... Read More»




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