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Conducting a Successful Brainstorming Meeting
By Alan Zucker
Well facilitated brainstorming sessions are amazing. A creative, sharing atmosphere is built. Numerous ideas are generated. Participants feel productive, valued, and are enthusiastic. By contrast, poorly run meetings are horrible.... Read More»

The True Impact of Missed Or Not-Included Work
By ProjectConnections Staff
In the rush to "start the real work" or avoid the discomfort of including activities where there is a great deal of uncertainty, project teams often trivialize the impact of... Read More»

Embracing Uncertainty As Reality In the Project Management Arena – How Savvy Project Managers View This Phenomenon
By ProjectConnections Staff
“Doubt is an unpleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.” Voltaire Uncertainty is a fact of life in the project management space and choosing to simply ignore it does... Read More»

Project PRE-Mortem Simulations - Why Not Learn and Benefit From the Lessons BEFORE the Project Is Completed?
By ProjectConnections Staff
In order to effectively plan for and achieve success on specific projects, project management practicioners must understand how they could fail and ideally, they should derive this understanding when they... Read More»

Closing a Project: Ask the Right Questions
By Alan Zucker
“Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers.” Robert Half It is generally accepted that a conducting lessons learned meeting or a project post-implementation review... Read More»

A Fresh Look At The 5 Why's
By Sinikka Waugh
Try these 5 why-like questions to improve your scoping, requirements-gathering, stakeholder-identifying activities: Why? How come? Why else? Why doesn't? What if? Read More»

A Lesson from a Pill
By Margaret de Haan
For me it has finally hit, an onslaught of physical things that make you realize that you are aging. Reading glasses, wrinkles, and a load of other things that make... Read More»

Managing an Unexpected Windfall
By DeAnna Burghart
We tend to spend a lot of time thinking about how to learn from bad situations, but there's just as much to be learned from our success stories. This one,... Read More»

The Humble Flipchart - a Project Manager's Best Friend
By Tom Ferguson
I was part of a workshop recently and I can honestly say that it was one of the best brainstorming sessions that I have been involved in for quite a... Read More»

Project Management Survival Tools - Part B (Use Cases)
By Matt Glei
Good use of tools can still save your life (as a project manager)! As a project manager, you face many challenges in a project. Each of us can use all... Read More»

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