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Are You Complete...or Incomplete? The answer makes a difference
By Randy Englund
Do you have…or are ready to develop…a complete portfolio of skills, knowledge, and attitude that is the right set for you to excel in today’s competitive environment? Much like organic... Read More»

The 5x50 Productivity Formula
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Project managers are always looking for ways to be more productive and generate more with less. Resources, including time and money, are scarce and even finite.... Read More»

Mothers, Musicians, and Marshmallows
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes In his book The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance, Steven Kotler talks about the leaps and bounds extreme sports athletes have... Read More»

[How to] Increase Flow State Percentage
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes The following is an excerpt taken from an article written by James Slavet: After years of leading teams and then, at Greylock, watching some of the... Read More»

Create Your Skunk Works
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes For those of you unfamiliar with the term Skunk Works, here is an explanation from Lockheed Martin as to how it got its name: It was... Read More»

Effective Communications = Productive Project Teams
By Alan Zucker
Effective communications are the cornerstone to successful projects and productive teams. The Agile Manifesto extolls the virtues of collaboration, individual interactions, and face-to-face communications. Projects represent our ability to coordinate... Read More»

Successful Projects - What We Really Know
By Alan Zucker
The Standish Group has published its annual CHAOS Report on the state of software development since 1994. The Report is often cited as a key metric for the industry's performance... Read More»

Time: Conserving the Precious Resource
By Alan Zucker
Time is the dominant constraint on all projects. There is a constant race against the clock. Many projects have fixed completion dates determined by external forces. Projects that fall behind... 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»

Why "peeved" is a favorite stress-management word
By Cinda Voegtli
When I get upset about something that has happened, a personal life-saver is the word "peeved." Here's a quick story of "peeved" in action. One day I called the Careers... Read More»




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