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The Executive Who Laid a Curse on His PMs

It was a dark and stormy night, and a lone executive who couldn’t sleep decided he wanted to spend some quality time reviewing the project schedules for a massive IT integration and implementation program. Normally, we get very excited about a senior manager who wants to spend time reviewing potential issues, risks and problems with…

The Curious Case of the Disappearing New Hires

A large company decided to reward project managers and team members based on performance. Sounds good, right? Tie people’s pay to the outcome of a program or project. Success leads to better pay and failure leads to pay reduction. Now everyone has skin in the game. Except that multi-year programs that naturally have personnel turnover…

6 Essential Elements for Your Project Team Site

Project collaboration and communication are vital to the success of a project. We have all heard it said, but, what does it really mean? Proper subjects on emails? Setting up a thoughtful agenda for meetings? Creating a proper level of specificity in your work breakdown structure? Following PMI’s best practices when setting up a WBS?…

Fast Track Project Management Success: How to Utilize Relevant Microsoft Technology

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: In today’s mobile and project-centric work environment, the ability to coordinate multiple projects with distributed teams—and making high-level strategic decisions based upon consolidated project progress, risk and resource usage information—is…

3 Ways to Keep Your Project Team Motivated

Multi-year projects can be “long, tedious, time-consuming and very heavy” for the project managers overseeing them, says Beth, who works for a large networking technology company in southern California. That’s why this portfolio manager knew she had to do something to keep her team from getting burned out during the 2 1/2 year project they…

6 Tips for the Perfect Project Plan

Keeping projects on track can be extremely arduous for project managers, especially when it comes to constantly changing additions and requests. When project managers don’t implement the proper strategies and expectations with their clients, team, and senior management before starting the project, deadlines can crumble. For this reason, project managers should implement the following six…

The 5 Questions to Ask in Assembling Your First Agile PM Team

Assembling your first agile team in a traditional non-agile organization has challenges, and the purpose of this article is to highlight certain questions that can be asked to break through the challenges and ensure you form the best, most qualified team possible. When considering who is the best fit for an agile project, managers may…

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