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Avoiding Death by PowerPoint (and other Presentation Arts)

We CAN! We WILL!  With either of those word pairings, you can set yourself off on the right foot for your next presentation. But, with the wrong opening, you can kill it with equal levels of ease. We’...

Keeping Cool in Heated Conditions

Fall is upon us with its crisp autumn air. That does not mean that things can’t heat up in the workplace though. All it takes is a little work stress or a misplaced word, to cause heated conditions. W...

How to Succeed As a Project Management Professional in the Gig Economy

My grandpa worked at the same company from the time he graduated high school to the time he retired. His loyalty was rewarded with promotions, raises, and respect from his colleagues and the higher-up...

Crisis Management 101: How to Lead during a Project Crisis

“A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.” – English proverb Missed deadlines. Project over budget. Irate, disappointed stakeholders. Team members home sick at “crunch time.” Sweating yet? If ...

MPUG Agile Series Presented by Tim Runcie Continues

As Tim Runcie’s recent excellent article on the topic pointing out, Agile methodology helps to create processes, procedures, and ultimately results. Infused with a time-phased, metrics-driven engine t...

Updates to the CAPM® Exam

Are you by any chance thinking about becoming a Certified Associate in Project Management? Well then you are in for a treat because the Project Management Institute (PMI)® the PMI is currently in the ...

How to Use Forward and Backward Pass for Activity Assignments

I’m sure you know that a good schedule is critical for the project success. However, did you know that network diagrams are extremely important for creating a good project schedule? In my experience, ...

How Binary Thinking Can Turn into Critical Thinking

Technology has brought ones and zeros into the workplace. This computer-generated number system brings some added benefits, such as more efficiency and accuracy for the work. You are better able to co...

The Shape of Performance Reporting

An Outline that Can Be Used for Tracking Progress It could be said that communication is the oil that keeps a project running smoothly. Project managers (PMs) can spend up to 90 percent of their time ...