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Jungle vs. Farm: What's Your Environment?
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Amal Easton, a Renzo Gracie black belt and owner of Easton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, recently appeared on a podcast to discuss his martial arts journey. While... Read More»

The Mind and Body of Project Management
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 4 minutes I had an English professor my sophomore year in college that said something that will always stick with me. In a rant about athletics, he stated... Read More»

[How to] Make Stone Soup
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes This story is paraphrased from the book Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World by Peter Diamandis: Soldiers stood on the outskirts... Read More»

The Unconventional Project Manager
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes ‘Tis the season. The holidays are upon us. Friends and family get together. People are traveling to experience the joys of the holidays. You arrive at... Read More»

What's Sales Got to Do With It?
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “The value of attentiveness varies in proportion to its object. You are better off not giving the small things more time than they deserve.” – Marcus... Read More»

Effective Communications = Productive Project Teams
By Alan Zucker
Effective communications are the cornerstone to successful projects and productive teams. The Agile Manifesto extolls the virtues of collaboration, individual interactions, and face-to-face communications. Projects represent our ability to coordinate... Read More»

What is a P.R.O.J.E.C.T. Manager? Part 3 of 7
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 4 minutes It is week three of my exploration into the question, “What is a project manager?” In previous weeks, I discussed some of the ‘P’ and ‘R’... Read More»

Project Status is Subjective - Part 2: Status Metrics
By Alan Zucker
Project management relies on metrics to chart and manage performance. Good metrics are valuable. They measure the right things and provide the project manager, team, and stakeholders with actionable information.... Read More»

Project Status is Subjective - Part 1: Linguistic and Cognitive Bias
By Alan Zucker
Status reporting is one of the most important functions performed by project managers. The profession strives for objective reporting and metrics. However, by its very nature, status reporting is subjective.... Read More»

Project Leadership - What Gets Measured, Gets Done
By Alan Zucker
Leadership is the holy grail of project management. According to CEB Global, project managers that possess entrepreneurial (leadership) skills are 40% more likely to deliver project outcomes, but only 30%... Read More»




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