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Taking Stakeholder Management Up a Notch
By Randy Englund
Ask, are you getting the support you need on your projects? The answer most likely is, probably NOT! Projects need upper manager/sponsor support to be successful. This point seems to... 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»

Think Like a Sponsor
By Randy Englund
Most all actions have thinking as their origin. Being more mindful of what goes on in our own minds, as well as what key stakeholders are thinking, goes a long... Read More»

Planning is a Process, Not an Outcome
By Alan Zucker
The project schedule is the most recognized project management artifact. Stakeholders embrace the schedule as a sacred covenant with the team. In reality, project plans are just the best approximation... Read More»

No Pain No Gain
By Ann Drinkwater
Exceptional project management is an uncomfortable place. Those who are the most successful, are those who swiftly identify risks and are able to provide deep insight into what could happen... 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»

Project Gone Bad--What to Do
By Alan Zucker
When a project goes bad, it’s like getting sick. At first, you think it’s just allergies or you are a little under the weather. The symptoms mount and finally you... Read More»

Are You a Complete Project Manager?
By Randy Englund
While many professionals develop their craft through advanced education and on the job experiences, there comes a time when an enhanced skill set and a new perspective about working with... Read More»

We've Come A Long Way
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
Over the Christmas holidays my wife was bored so she decided to clean out a storage locker. I was sitting at my desk when she handed me my old slide... Read More»




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