Project Practitioners

A practical view of common issues, and how to deal with them as well as tips and techniques from the field in the world of project, program, and portfolio management.
Don't Be the Smartest Fundamentalist
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Jiu jitsu can be a rough activity. You will get injured. The severity is not yet determined. Most of my injuries have been slight aches and... Read More»

The Best Ability Is...
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes In sports, being and staying healthy can be the difference in finding yourself on the field/court and riding the pine. If you show up and stay... Read More»

Where Is The Love?
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes One of my all-time favorite movies is Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. This film is chock full of timeless one-liners. In one scene, the weatherman,... Read More»

Stop Reacting
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll Your alarm rings signaling the beginning of another... Read More»

What Are They Saying About You? “You are not in the room for the conversations that impact your career.” Farley Price I was having dinner with an old friend and colleague. We were talking about the arc of our careers and the events that brought us
By Alan Zucker
“You are not in the room for the conversations that impact your career.” Farley Price I was having dinner with an old friend and colleague. We were talking about the... Read More»

Process Are Like Motivation
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Processes and work practices are like motivation, the more you have, the more you need to create. Around the new year, everyone is motivated to become... Read More»

If Not Experience, Then What? Part 3
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Last week, competition was discussed as another factor in the war against experience. Being competitive is part of the game. Hierarchies naturally form. Also, facing higher... 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»

If Not Experience, Then What?
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes The early 2000’s Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB) used analytics to perfection. They scouted players who had very little name value yet huge upside... Read More»

Kanban 101: Improving How We Work
By Alan Zucker
Kanban is a versatile and powerful tool to help you manage your work. It can be used to track personal projects, complex operations and large programs; for example, it can... Read More»




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