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One Size Does Not Fit All

If Projects Are Unique, Shouldn’t How We Manage Them Also Be Unique? BACKGROUND The question I posed in the title appeared on my radar screen over 30 years ago. I began investigating it and have subsequently written and spoken about it at every opportunity. Even given what we know today it is not uncommon practice…

Why Giving Bad News on Projects Can Literally Hurt

Over the years I’ve had a lot conversations with people -and quite a few experiences myself – with giving bad news. The general consensus seems to be that we all prefer a root canal without anesthesia over giving bad news. What is it about delivering bad news that makes it so tough? While everyone experiences…

The Art and Science of Estimating Task Lengths

Project management is both an art and a science. Estimating task durations and work draw on the project manager skills and experience. Estimates take into consideration factors such as resource skill, history, and experience. In this lesson, we’ll look at estimating duration and work. Estimating is the ability to make an educated guess as to…

Laying the Foundation for Leading a Project Management Office

When leading a project management office (PMO), one of the first tasks you should consider is establishing the foundation for your organization — a set of principles under which you will operate the PMO. Why A good set of well thought out principles for the organization will help tremendously to “define itself” to your internal…

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