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The Newest Agile Features of MS Project

As a Project MVP, I get to help customers globally, and I get to review approaches for MS Project and other scheduling technologies, including Agile, Waterfall, Prince2, and other methodologies. This article is a continuation and update to the MPUG series on Agile Project Management with Microsoft PPM technologies. I hope you find it educational,…

Protecting My Team from Being Randomized

Dear Elizabeth: My team members are constantly being pulled away to help other teams with their projects. I can’t say anything because the requests often come from upper level management. How can I protect my team from being randomized? – The Randomizee Dear Randomizee: This is such a frustrating problem. You thought you could deliver…

10 Traits Of Amazing Project Managers

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): >This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Leadership category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Project Managers can run the gamut from average to amazing. We all like to count ourselves amongst the latter, but are we? Carl Pritchard, PMP®, PMI-RMP®, takes us through…

When Work Comes To A Screeching Halt

Dear Elizabeth: I’m managing a project that has come to a screeching halt as the stakeholders argue over some new features we may or may not add. There’s other work for the team to do, but not a lot. In the meantime, how do I keep my team motivated and also ready to jump back…

Are You an AMAZING Project Manager?

Imagine you’ve just finished an incredible meal at an incredible restaurant. The food was flawless. Everything was perfect. Your significant other was duly impressed. What would it take to make you cough up a 25% gratuity? Many of us wouldn’t even consider such a thing, but there comes a time when it seems appropriate. I…

The Art of Modern Leadership

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Leadership category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Lack of leadership is often cited at the #1 obstacle to success for organizations. The good news is that modern leadership isn’t dependent on your title, years of experience…

Why and When To Go For Agile Life Cycle

Projects, like human beings, are living entities. Just as every human being goes through a life cycle, so does a project. To understand life cycles, let’s break down a real-life example. Every day, you wake up from your bed, do your morning chores, have your breakfast, do your work, come back home in the evening,…

What is Leadership?

The world today is more uncertain than ever. Waves of technological innovation and societal change are unseating incumbents. Status quo is being threatened, and it’s creating increasingly high degrees of difficulty for knowledgeable workers looking to develop products, deliver services, and build strong teams and companies. It is in the midst of this era of…

Consider Bringing a Portfolio to Your Next PM Job Interview

Would you hire an architect to build a new house if you hadn’t even seen photographs of some of his past designs? What about a plastic surgeon if you hadn’t seen proof of their past work? Sure, the plastic surgery example is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but the underlying point is not. When people are looking…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Set Up For Success

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: When creating a project for the first time many project managers begin by typing information in the “Task Name” column. Later they find that Microsoft Project is calculating…

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