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Essential Business Management Skills: A Podcast “Mashup”

Last year at the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Congress in Chicago, Illinois, I recorded about a dozen interviews. They have all been published over the past year and you may have heard some or all of them as part of my Project Management Podacst. What you may not know is what happened once each…

Performance Based 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: Project Managers need to be able to lead a team to achieve results on time, and on budget. Your team members may well not have worked together before,…

Five Must Have Core Competencies for Project Managers

No matter the industry or size of the project, every project manager is tasked with juggling multiple day-to-day operations. Even small-scale projects can be complex, comprised of hundreds of cross-functional activities that need to be executed under tight timelines with budgets at stake. As a project manager, you’re a change agent working with your team….

Enjoy the Turkey: A Project Manager’s Guide to Surviving Thanksgiving Day

Originally published on Wrike Blog. Used with permission. Many people see project management as a complicated tangle of work breakdown structures, spreadsheets, critical path timelines, risk assessments… There’s a reason they give out certifications for this stuff! But as David Allen astutely points out everyone is a project manager — especially on Thanksgiving Day. What…

The Innovative PPM World – How Microsoft is Changing the Project Management Game

  Download a copy of Erik’s presentation   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: During Microsoft Ignite 2018, the organization presented a large number of great new features that can be leveraged by Project Managers….

Transitioning from PMBOK 5th Edition to PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Management Institute (PMI®)’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide has seen continuous upgrades since its publication for the first time in 1996. Every four to five years, aspiring PMPs usually get the new edition. It is no surprise that the PMBOK Guide 5th edition published in 2012, has now changed. These updates are…

Five Common Project Manager Myths

When you’re hired as a project manager, you’re hired to be a leader and liaison. Project managers guide the structure, scope, quality, and budget of a project while also representing the interests of the organization, client, and/or stakeholder(s). Perhaps because of all of the hats project managers wear, there are a lot of misconceptions about…

This Webinar Goes to 11: Lessons Learned in Project Management

  Email Ed for a copy of his PowerPoint presentation with links to referenced materials.   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: In his twenty years working in project management, if there was a mistake to…

Five Tips for Dealing with Conflict in Project Management

Most projects bring with them some conflict. Project managers have the dual responsibility of managing, not only the workflow of the project, but also the inevitable conflict that arises within the daily activities of the job. These conflicts, known as blameless or fracturing, can either benefit or harm the successful completion of a project. Blameless…

Wave the Flag for Microsoft Project – 6 Ways Design Flags Can Support your Microsoft Project Initiatives

Remember that time you established a new goal, knowing that a solid plan would help you accomplish it, but not knowing how to start?  Industry-leading software app, Microsoft Project, has many great qualities, but getting your project off the ground may not be one of them. Enter Design Flags: the simple, visual tool that can…

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