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.
Three Little Questions
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “What you aim at determines what you see.” – Jordan B. Peterson Jordan B. Peterson, the author of 12 Rules of Life: An Antidote for Chaos,... Read More»

Our Own Inspirational Stories
By Alan Zucker
I believe each of us has our own, undiscovered inspirational story. We have not recognized our own accomplishments. We have not verbalized our achievements into a personal narrative. Or, we... Read More»

Find Your Ethos
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Pete Carroll is the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). Carroll is known as a player’s coach, meaning players like... Read More»

The Learning Pyramid
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Linkedin can be an odd mixture of self-promotion, job advertisements, and some learning elements. While scrolling my feed (or whatever they call it), I spotted this... Read More»

The Pleasure at Being the Cause
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “As early as 1901, the German psychologist Karl Groos discovered that infants express extraordinary happiness when they first figure out they can cause predictable effects in... Read More»

Happiness Is Simple Math
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes So there are many ways to be rich: You earn, inherit, borrow, beg, or steal enough money to meet all your desires; or, you cultivate a... 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»

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
By Alan Zucker
Ben Franklin was a an American founding father, inventor, diplomat, and philosopher. He also wrote Poor Richard’s Almanacwhich contained information for farmers and timeless adages. When it comes to project... Read More»

4 Keys to Compelling Positive Action
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Every person has a desire to be the best version of themselves. Whether that is your career, your physical appearance and health, or a hobby, people... Read More»

The Celery Test
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes You go to a conference where all types of people are giving you advice. One person says Reese’s is what your organization needs. Another says coconut... Read More»

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