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7 Steps to Project Planning Acceleration

By Roberto Toledo, MBA, PMP What’s a reasonable amount of time to devote to planning a project? I use this rule of thumb: If it is a low-uncertainty project (i.e., we’ve completed another with similar conditions in the past, with known technology and firm assumptions), devote at least 10 percent of the expected duration of...

5 Project Team Challenges And How To Fix Them

5 Project Team Challenges And How To Fix Them

I bet your project team always works together effectively, and they love coming to the office to spend time with each other. Right? Well, if you agreed, you’d be a project manager in the minority! Most project teams go through some challenging times. There’s conflict in every working environment as different personalities and experts...

What Does Innovation Have To Do With Project Management?

By Ammar W. Mango A lot, and definitely more than meets the eyes of some project managers, who see their role as delivering the project per specs. Innovation is at the core of every project. By definition, a project is undertaken to create a “unique” outcome. Unique means never ever done before and will...

Adjusting to Team Time Warps

Adjusting to Team Time Warps

By Lynda Bourne, DPM, PMP Have you ever wondered why one person is always late for meetings while another one is always early? Chances are you’re dealing with people who see time differently. For some, time flows from the future into the present and on to the past at a steady rate of 60 minutes...

5 Risks To Your Project Resource Management

5 Risks To Your Project Resource Management

“I’m finding it really hard to form my team,” one of my fellow project managers said to me the other day. “I didn’t realize that it would be so complicated.” She had always had a relatively easy time of putting together project teams, but on her current project the make up of the team...

Using Social Media to Build a Tribal Team

By Steve Prentice One of the common mistakes people make when getting into project management is that they focus too much on the project and not enough on the people who make the project happen. It’s a natural mistake; the job title says project management, after all, and the charter and plan all point...

5 Steps For Confident Project Closure

5 Steps For Confident Project Closure

When you start a project, you and the team are full of energy. By the time it comes to closing it down, things are moving at a different pace and you may well not have the enthusiasm to give 100% focus to the project, especially if you are already working on the next one....

Paint a Picture of Your Project Results

Paint a Picture of Your Project Results

Written by  Kupe Kupersmith You have heard over and over that you need a large toolbox so that you can grab the right tool for each situation. In addition, you need to be creative and use some of your tools that were intended for one purpose for a different one. For example, using a screw...

Delivering Projects

By Martin Webster Most people will say that a project is a temporary management setting needed to deliver some unique benefit to the business. And, project management is the governance – the principles, processes and tools – which is used when delivering projects. But what does this really mean? And, of greater importance, how...

Make it Work the First Time!

Make it Work the First Time!

I’m not a mechanical person…at all. As a matter of fact, I have zero mechanical abilities, especially when it comes to vehicles and computers. I am the exact opposite of someone who is able to figure out what is wrong with their car and then fix it; rather, my history of making things worse...



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