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Dealing with Under-Achievers within a Project

Personalities can have adverse affects on projects, and one of the worst is the Under-Achiever Type. Recognizing this in people may not always be that easy. Being able to cope with this personality ca...

The One-Page Project Manager

In his book, The One-Page Project Manager, author Clark A. Campbell shares a technique he developed as a project manager for O.C. Tanner, a 2,000-person company that specializes in employee recognitio...

Viewing Task Status in the Current Schedule

Have you ever heard the line, “if it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done?” This refers to the tendency for procrastinators and those managing multiple priorities to put off...

Microsoft Project Management Certification: How to Get Started

Now that Microsoft has the elements in place for a full-fledged program to certify experts on its Project products, maybe it’s time for you to consider enhancing that Project Management Institut...

Mid-Point Scheduling

Not every project schedule has a clear beginning with an obvious first task or milestone start date. For example, the following training event project model is driven by a task within its project task...

Ask the Teacher: Resource Leveling: What Do the Options Mean?

Question: When I try leveling in a project that has over-allocation of resources, I’m never sure what to do with the options I’m shown during the process. Can you explain the basics of lev...

How To Get Your Project People to Think and Act Like Owners

In his book, The One-Page Project Manager, author Clark A. Campbell shares a technique he developed as a project manager for O.C. Tanner, a 2,000-person company that specializes in employee recognitio...

Scrappy Project Management!, Part 2

Wondering how to get your message across? Here are some tactics that, while unconventional — and in some cases uncouth — work like a charm. Grab Attention. If you are co-located with your ...

Managing Reports with Project Portfolio Server 2007

In a previous article, I addressed the capabilities of Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server 2007 to align portfolios comprised of projects, programs and applications with an organization’s strate...