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What Really Is A Project Manager?
By Margaret de Haan
The longer I work in some form of a Project related role within any organization, the more I realize that the skills required to manage a Project to a successful... Read More»

Determining Cultural Fit
By Ann Drinkwater
The time has come. You have started to pursue new endeavors and want to make the right choice. It can seem daunting and change can be tough. While the devil... Read More»

Being our Best - New Insights on Changing Sub-Optimal Habits at Work and Beyond Habits.
By Cinda Voegtli
HABITS. Good ones and bad ones - I imagine we all have some of both. Some manifest at work; some at home; some in both settings. Our personal habits determine... Read More»

Project Manager's Guide to Office Holiday Parties
By Patti Gilchrist
Due to the recession, it is reported that many companies will forego the office holiday party this year to cut costs. If your company is one of the few hosting... 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»

A Few Tips on Hiring for your PMO
By Margaret de Haan
As usual, it seems that I have been doing a large amount of interviewing lately, looking for that diamond in the rough, that “perfect fit” for the team and the... Read More»

Certification Alphabet Soup
By Brian Irwin
Just a few decades ago, a college degree pretty much guaranteed you’d have a job. That’s no longer the case; a statement I’m sure many reading this would agree with.... Read More»

Managing Out
By Ed Reynolds
Perhaps the most difficult job a manager faces is dealing with an employee that just isn’t performing up to expectations. Even if you’ve been coaching them all along and their... Read More»

Blurred Boundaries, or Dodged Responsibility?
By DeAnna Burghart
"What we've lost, above all, are stopping points, finish lines and boundaries." I see this assertion here and there on a regular basis. Like most modern workers, I gravitate to these remarks, nod sagely, and comment on how that's just like my own workday. Oh, yes, I bounce all over the place, and work long hours, and never get away from the phone. But if I'm really honest with myself, I have to wonder if it's truly new behavior. Is multi-tasking really the result of a uniquely hyper-competitive, hyper-digital environment? 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»




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