Professional Development

How I Solve Problems

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By Risa Fogel One of the most stressful times in a person’s career is when they have to tell someone above them in the corporate hierarchy, “We have a problem.” As someone who has both delivered and received this message, I know the problem can be anything from a fairly insignificant miscommunication to a major…

Cloud computing: Silver lining

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IN 2004 Amazon, then a $7 billion-a-year online retailer, was starting to build up a technology infrastructure to serve other companies as well as itself. Ten years later, Amazon Web Services (AWS), launched in 2006, is adding enough servers and other gear every day to power the Amazon.com of ten years ago. This breathtaking investment…

The Power of Now

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Written by  Charles Gallagher “Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there…

8 Bad Habits

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By Steve Hart I have always believed that you can learn as much or more from challenges and problems on projects as you do from successes. It is amazing how much you as a project manager contribute to the project’s challenges (in a bad way). The project schedule is a good example of where a…

5 Types Of Project Objectives

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What is your project trying to achieve? There’s normally one main objective or reason for working on the category, but did you know that it could fit into any one of 5 categories? Project objectives can be wide-ranging and can address a number of business issues. The 5 types of objectives that you’ll most likely…

IDEA + PROJECT MANAGEMENT = INNOVATION

By Shaker, Kareem Proquest LLC Turn creative sparks into innovative products by sharpening your project management skills. Creativity is often mistaken for innovation. For me, creativity is the discovery of a unique idea. Innovation is the process of bringing those ideas to life. It is where all the effort takes place. As U.S. inventor Thomas Edison said,…

Unlocking Your Employees’ Creativity

By Frank Wander  Modern leaders consider it their duty to continuously improve processes and technology. Yet, in traditional American companies, they refuse to embrace their talent infrastructure as an asset, and treat highly valuable professionals as nothing more than interchangeable parts. In these environments, little energy is focused on employee training and development. That is…

The Fairest Metric of All

By Kevin Korterud We often rely on a number of different metrics to help create insights into our true project progress. These can range from discrete indicators, such as schedule performance index, to more subjective measures, such as forecasting completion dates based on prior experience on similar projects. I am asked on regular basis which project…