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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»

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»

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

Sanity check! Strong goals alignment or lurking scope leap?
By Cinda Voegtli
The project manager's job is to ensure that each project has clearly defined goals, and that the team is always working towards those goals and ultimately attains them. The goals... 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 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»

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»

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»

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»

How To Ensure That Your Projects Take Off Smoothly, Predictably and Effectively - the Power of the "Pre-Flight" Checklist
By ProjectConnections Staff
Those of us who've flown commercially have invariably observed the flight crew busily at work, audibly and meticulously going through a formal checklist process, as we complete the boarding process.... Read More»




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