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Black Friday the Project Management Way
By Margaret de Haan
Just like approximately 200+ million people each year, I am a Black Friday shopper. It has become a tradition. After the yearly Thanksgiving dinner with friends, a cross section of... Read More»

4 Tips for Managing Projects Around Holidays
By Sinikka Waugh
In celebration of this week's US National Independence Day, I just wanted to take a quick moment to share 4 tips on managing projects around holidays. Tip 1 - Be... Read More»

Location, Location, Location
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
No, I am not talking about real estate, I’m referring to location of the project when it comes to project estimating. I was assembling an estimating module for one of... Read More»

Portfolio Management: Lamborghini Body on a Plymouth Horizon Chassis
By Brian Irwin
Having attempted rolling out project portfolio management at several organizations I can state with confidence that the portfolio management process fails to deliver on its promise to streamline an organization’s... Read More»

Do You Always Under Estimate Your Projects?
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
I got a request the other day looking for someone to do a workshop on estimating. Some engineers were interested in what projects really cost and how are these costs... Read More»

"Manage That Pipeline!"
By Margaret de Haan
OK, so for those of you that manage the Project pipeline, I'm sure that many if not most of you have experienced those Charters that don't get approved, or die.... Read More»

Project Procurement
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
What Do You Mean Equipment Deliveries Are Holding Up My Project? In my early days of project management, I learned that if you want to get a project done on... Read More»

Proper Methods for Resource Planning
By Ann Drinkwater
Controlling and micro managing creative, knowledge workers generally doesn't work. Conversely, providing an arbitrary delivery date or even allowing the team to completely self regulate work without a delivery date,... Read More»

Hidden Contracts
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
They Want How Much? We were in the process of buying the electrical equipment for a new plant when the electrical engineer came in with the bad news. They had... Read More»

Vendor Information Requirements
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
This article is the last in a series on a section in your bid documents titled 'Performance Required by the Successful Bidder'. This article continues the review of the vendor... Read More»

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