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Why Projects Fail
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
This is the final article on why projects fail. The project changes due to: Mergers and acquisitions - when companies merge or are bought out their goals will change. The... Read More»

The "Secret" Code: a Toolkit of Skills
By Randy Englund
Proman was at a crossroads. The large program had just concluded. What was next? He noticed how engaged he’d felt during the process. Each day he threw himself into the... Read More»

Startup Rewards
By Ann Drinkwater
Imagine you no longer have access to your vast array of team members and skills. You walk into work and are now individually responsible for marketing, selling, managing, testing, delivering... Read More»

Does Your Agile Organization Have Cancer?
By Brian Irwin
Every (yes—EVERY!) organization that I’ve ever worked for or with has had cancer. Indeed, several of the projects I’m aware of have also had cancer. This has largely been true... Read More»

Knowing Your Limitations
By Patti Gilchrist
According to fictional San Francisco police detective, Inspector Harry Callahan, in Magnum Force of the Dirty Harry film series, “A man's GOT to know his limitations.” While it is true... Read More»

Data Management
By Patti Gilchrist
I remember as a child my mother would never throw anything away. If I tried to throw away even a useless scrap of paper, she'd frantically dig through the garbage,... Read More»

Creating the Project Office - a Personal Story
By Randy Englund
Every so often a student posts a course review that thrills and delights me, even more than usual, mainly because it validates and vividly describes, in a most personal manner,... Read More»

Rock Stars as BAs?
By Patti Gilchrist
Many times we hear managers say they need a “rock star” for their project, meaning they want a talented and extraordinary performer, capable of impressing the key stakeholder crowd, by... Read More»

The Power of Questioning Why
By Brian Irwin
As project managers we expend significant thought and effort on aspects of who, what, when, where, and how of our projects and our work. Working with project managers and front-line... Read More»

Portfolio Management: Lamborghini Body on a Plymouth Horizon Chassis
By Brian Irwin
Having attempted rolling out project portfolio management at several organizations I can state with confidence that the portfolio management process fails to deliver on its promise to streamline an organization’s... Read More»




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