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Eric Verzuh, PMP, earned his PMP in 1992. He is the author of the bestselling Fast Forward MBA in Project Management and the PMP® Deep Dive, a better, faster, and more fun exam prep program. You can contact Eric via email at EVerzuh@VersatileCompany.com.

A Book Review: The Culture Code Reveals the Power of Safety

“When we talk about courage, we think it’s going against an enemy with a machine gun. The real courage is seeing the truth and speaking the truth to each other.” –Dave Cooper, Retired, Commander Maste...

July 1, 2020’s PMP® Exam Changes

The Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam has changed several times in the past twenty-five years, and it is making another – far more dramatic – change soon. Anyone who has been thinking of taki...

Discovering a “Lighter” Microsoft Project

“Light.” “Easier.” “Less clumsy.” “Lighter.” These are the words and phrases I hear most often from our customers when they talk about Microsoft Project. They want an easy-to-use scheduling tool, and ...

Manage Projects Using SharePoint, Lesson Four

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Overview:  Training on technology a...

Manage Projects Using SharePoint, Lesson Three

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Overview:  Training on technology a...

Manage Projects Using SharePoint, Lesson Two

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Overview:  Training on technology a...

Manage Projects Using SharePoint, Lesson One

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Overview:  Training on technology a...

The Curious Case of the Disappearing New Hires

A large company decided to reward project managers and team members based on performance. Sounds good, right? Tie people’s pay to the outcome of a program or project. Success leads to better pay...

Microsoft Project + SharePoint = PM Maturity

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Many organizatio...

4 Habits for Building Your PM Maturity

Have you read Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? This blockbuster book has transformed millions of lives. A critical component of the message is habit. Regularly repeated behav...

Stellar Performer: How the Gates Foundation Runs Its Enterprise PMO

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, guided by the belief that every life has equal value, works with partners around the globe in the areas of health, education and poverty. The Foundation issued...

Microsoft Project + SharePoint = PM Maturity

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Many organizatio...

Gridlock

Prioritize Projects to Accelerate Productivity

What happens when we try to juggle too many projects? Gridlock. Too many of us experience it on the freeway every day. My car has a speedometer that reads 120 mph on the top end. That doesn’t re...

Webinar: Manage Projects on SharePoint

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming thi...

Webinar: Managing Projects with SharePoint & MS Project

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description:  Many org...

Simple, Powerful, Proven: Logical Framework Approach

One reason to like project management is that it works.  Most of the techniques you find in books and classes have been around for decades and their value is proven. So imagine my surprise at finding ...

Yahoo’s Version of Sequestration: In Search of a Winning Culture

  The top two stories in the news last week were eerily similar. Sequestration cuts $85 billion from the Federal budget in seven months. Yahoo! ends telecommuting in June in an effort to boost co...

Solving the Information Technology Project Puzzle

What is it about information technology projects? Since Gartner highlighted project management as a critical success factor for information technology (IT) projects in ’95, we’ve seen a fl...

Where To Focus First When Adopting Agile

If you are new to agile and want to understand what all the buzz is about, start by separating agile project management techniques from agile software development methods. Why the distinction? We̵...

Insights for Scheduling

Finish-to-Start Relationships The finish-to-start relationship states that one task must be completed before its successor task can begin. The network diagrams in this chapter all follow this simple a...

Three Common Principles for Project Initiation

The biggest decision in the life of a project is the original commitment to pursue the project. It sets the goal and begins a series of events that could last for years. It makes sense that initiating...

Using Project Management for Social Change

“Let’s not try to solve world hunger” is an oft-used warning about scope creep. Don’t tell World Vision, Oxfam, Inter-America Development Bank, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, ...

Project Portfolio Management: Align Project Resources with Business Strategy

Projects fulfill a number of purposes within an organization. The categories within a portfolio make clear which purposes the projects serve. Examples include mandatory growth, cost-cutting, and susta...