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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»

Value of Visual Inspection
By Alan Zucker
Recently, my wife and I took a trip. We were at the airport. Our flight was delayed. She was sitting with her back to the window and checking the flight’s... 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»

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»

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»




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