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Decision Making - 6 Ways to be More Effective
By Alan Zucker
Projects sometimes feel like the movie "Ground Hog Day"—endlessly revisiting the same decision hoping to get them right. This cycle is frustrating, time consuming and unproductive. Instituting structured decision-making processes... Read More»

Ideas That Stick
By Ann Drinkwater
If you follow my column, you have seen my articles on how good project managers have radar and are able to predict situations. Good project managers are also strong, insightful... 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»

Developing Project Sponsors
By Randy Englund
Manage up the organization; take action to develop project sponsors Read More»

Projects Are About People
By Alan Zucker
Projects are about people! People, process, and technology are the essential components of any organizational analysis. When it comes to software development, people are more important than either process or... Read More»

What a culture of "pervasive thanks" looks like and why it matters
By Cinda Voegtli
I recently started doing some work with a new (to me) company. It's a very large and complex place, with lots going on and lots to get up to speed... Read More»

Do You Have a Political Plan?
By Randy Englund
You can be a political victim of a win-lose situation or you can take steps to create win-win victories. How do you optimize project results in politically charged environments? A... Read More»

The best project manager I ever worked with was great because...
By Cinda Voegtli
I had a little fun last week, asking some friends to complete the following sentence: "The best project manager/project lead I ever worked with was great specifically because they.... [did?... Read More»

The 5-Point Project Status + 6 Tips for Effective Status Reporting
By Alan Zucker
A fundamental project management function is effectively communicating status. When conveying status, the project manager should be crisp and concise, and calibrate the message to the recipient. Effective status communications... Read More»

Managing Team Stress
By Ann Drinkwater
As a Project Manager, you are often a holding tank for team stress. We typically manage multiple teams, functions and our stakeholder group could easily exceed 100. Each team member... Read More»




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