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Cinda Voegtli

Cinda Voegtli

Cinda Voegtli is Founder and CEO of the ProjectConnections.com service providing practical online resources and support to over 250,000 project managers, functional managers, and team members around the world. She has over 20 years of experience in companies of different sizes and radically different project environments, with titles ranging from developer to vice president. She started her career as a hardware and firmware engineer, moved into technical group leader roles, and then became Director of Hardware Engineering at a start-up. Cinda found herself unwittingly falling into (untitled) project management as she managed large releases there, and after the company was acquired made the official leap and managed release programs in 3 different product divisions. Since then she has worn many hats - including contract project manager, interim department manager, project and development process consultant, functional executive, company founder, and executive project sponsor - experiencing the myriad light and dark corners of the business-driven project universe, and still relishing and enjoying all the rewards and challenges.

Over time Cinda has worked on different types of projects to develop products, services, and systems, for areas including communications, medical, IT, factory automation, computer games, construction, and biotech. From all these years of projects she has developed a big passion for making “management stuff” practical, effective, so that we can all enjoy our jobs day-to-day as we work hard to get it all done. Her particular areas of interest are helping get boring, static project methodologies into dynamic, situation-specific use; achieving business-savvy and amazingly synchronized cross-functional teams; and bringing together the critical skills, attitudes, and experience that result in truly great project managers.


Being World Class, Part 3: PM Skills, Maturity, Judgment, and True Know-How
By Cinda Voegtli
This is my final installment of reviewing the book The World Class Project Manager - A Professional Development Guide. If you missed the first two installments, see #1 here and... Read More»

Being a world-class project manager - Part 2 - the hidden traits that matter
By Cinda Voegtli
In my previous post on this subject, I started by giving an overview of the book The World Class Project Manager - a Professional Development Guide. I believe this book... Read More»

How do you become a world-class manager of projects?
By Cinda Voegtli
In The World Class Project Manager – A Professional Development Guide, Robert Wysocki, James Lewis, and Doug DeCarlo provide a very useful background on the role and career of "project... Read More»

Sanity Check - How long has it been since you talked to your project's Sponsor?
By Cinda Voegtli
Conventional project management wisdom says that having an engaged executive-level project sponsor or champion is absolutely critical to success. But is your schedule of sponsor interactions putting that wisdom into... Read More»

How Regular Exercise Helps You Balance Work and Family (article recommendation)
By Cinda Voegtli
Don't think of exercise "yet one more thing to fit in" to our busy days. Regular exercise actually can play a direct role in reducing our sense of conflict between... Read More»

Being the PM they want: What *executives* think our 2015 goals should be
By Cinda Voegtli
So here we are - the start of a brand new year - and, very possibly, already drowning in everything we need to get done. Let's hold on a sec!... Read More»

Sanity check: What is MOST important for your time in the next week?
By Cinda Voegtli
Step back from the trees and bushes and weeds of each project -- and contemplate the overall forest. See the big picture, not just the details. The goals, not just... Read More»

Book: The Next Evolution - Enhancing and Unifying Project and Change Management
By Cinda Voegtli
I still hear way too many stories of "change management bolted onto the end" of projects whose outputs will impact lots of people. So I'm always interested in what approaches... 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»

Sanity check: Who are you ASSUMING is committed?
By Cinda Voegtli
A sanity check to consider, on a Monday morning as you start the new week, or any time you are stepping back to take stock (which should be often enough... Read More»




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