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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, ...

Tips on Handling a Problem Team Member on your Project

Oh, there is a problem all right. And it starts with the fact that you have a boss, peer, or project team member who is in complete denial about the chaos all around them. If they do see any issues, w...

Creating a High Performance Project Team

Eric Verzuh has become an expert at taking a project team’s “mojo,” as he calls it, and dissecting its components to understand how to repeat the practices that work and how to elimi...

How to Sell Project Management to Senior Executives Who Don’t Want It

The head of an international project management consultancy lays out a plan for helping project managers engage with senior leaders to build a project management culture that adds real value to busine...

Social Networking in Project Management, Part 2: Using Facebook, Blogging, and More

In Part 1 of this two-part article, I shared some uses for Twitter in helping to manage your projects. This time we look at a few other tools that I’ve found helpful. Facebook in Project Managem...

Social Networking in Project Management, Part 1: Using Twitter

There is more to ensuring the success of a project than collecting actuals and checking for resource overallocations. Putting faces on the people assigned to the tasks in your project is often forgott...

Chapter Spotlight: 3 Questions with Baltimore-Washington Metro’s Gerald Leonard

As is the case with many project managers, Gerald Leonard, a leader for the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. chapter of MPUG, followed a circuitous path to project management. Gerald grew up in Lakeland, FL...

Microsoft Office Project Users Gain New User Group and Online Resource

MPUG, the User Group for Microsoft® Office Project, has rebranded its identity and relaunched its website, which now includes a searchable content library, simplified events management and improved ch...

The #1 Reason for Project Failure: Communications Breakdown

Statistics reported by The Standish Group in its CHAOS report always seem to conclude the same thing: Most IT projects are failing. The predominant reason: communication breakdown. Consider this. Busi...