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Questioning Gravity: Is the Triple Constraint Really Relevant?
By Alan Zucker
The “triple constraint” is to project management as Newton’s Laws are to physics. “Better, faster, cheaper—choose two” is so ingrained in the canon that we don’t question its applicability. The... Read More»

Why are we even trying? - a Stat on EXPECTING projects to fail
By Cinda Voegtli
"75% of business and IT executives anticipate that their software projects will fail." Wowsa. Whoever responded to this survey might just have a lot of trouble getting out of bed... Read More»

Do you want to be a Project Ninja?
By Margaret de Haan
I have been reviewing many Job Descriptions that are out there for Project Managers, and I realized the other day that if I was really graded solely on what was... Read More»

Project Management, Methodologies, and Organizational Maturity
By Margaret de Haan
In my last few positions, I have spent time setting up the Project Management discipline in the organization, and ultimately creating a "PMO" in each . Now, whether you would... Read More»

Think Simple Whenever Possible
By Margaret de Haan
I recently went through the exercise of bringing on a contractor for a six month period to assist with an overload of analysis on various Project efforts. I am continuously... Read More»

7 Things a Project Manager Should NOT Be Doing
By Brian Irwin
There is no shortage of information on the activity, processes, and tasks that project managers should be performing. It is more difficult to find information on those activities project managers should not be doing. Add value by NOT doing these 7 things. Read More»

"Manage That Pipeline!"
By Margaret de Haan
OK, so for those of you that manage the Project pipeline, I'm sure that many if not most of you have experienced those Charters that don't get approved, or die.... Read More»

Cut those bugs in half!
By Margaret de Haan
Recently I had a conversation with a friend that had had a very interesting question from a Manager during an interview. After I figured out the answer, I realized that... Read More»

A Lesson from a Calendar
By Margaret de Haan
From the time that my twins were born, I have created a yearly calendar for the northern contingent of my family to keep them off of my back about sending... Read More»

No MOE = Certain Death!
By Margaret de Haan
So what do we do with a deployment that has last minute changes that threaten the Project? You know those ones, the business users can't make up their minds, they... Read More»




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