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What’s the [Complete] Big Idea?
By Randy Englund
A person embracing a more complete project manager mindset integrates key people, organizational, and technical skills. Success in any environment largely depends upon completing successful projects, and successful projects get... Read More»

The Daily Stand-Up Meeting: Best Practices
By Alan Zucker
Lean and Agile organizations have harnessed the power of the stand-up meeting as a valuable process tool. The stand-up is an efficient and effective way to communicate. It promotes transparency... Read More»

If Not Experience, Then What? Part 2
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Last week, competency was discussed as a Moneyball characteristic of an undervalued team member. This week, competition is another characteristic that has definitive impacts on performance.... Read More»

Create a Learning Environment:  Profit from Your Mistakes
By Alan Zucker
“All good lessons come at a cost. Try to learn them inexpensively.” Howard Zucker When I made a mistake as a child, my father would remind me that all lessons... Read More»

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»

Be Authentic
By Ann Drinkwater
Good or bad, I am always the same. In my profession, I may tailor my message to my audience, but my core values, personality and ideas are the same regardless... 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»

Controlling the Runaway Meeting
By Alan Zucker
It is a common phenomenon. Something happens, usually something bad. Daily meetings are organized. Anyone connected with the event is there—from senior executives to junior staff. There is incredible focus.... 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»




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