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Manage Projects Using SharePoint, Lesson Two

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Overview:  Training on technology accelerates learning and adoption. Teach your teams to manage projects on SharePoint 2013. Perform the most important project management activities using the out-of-the-box features of SharePoint. Learn how…

Mayday! Project Crash Investigation, Part 3: Moving from Project Failure to Future Success

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we covered why projects fail and how to investigate these catastrophes, all under the guise of being an air crash investigator. In this final installment of the series (inspired by my binge viewing of all 16 seasons of “Mayday: Air Crash Investigation“), we will look at ways…

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…

Tales of Terror in Project Management, Volume 2

This year’s tales of terror plunge you into project management madness. You’ll visit a hiring manager’s dungeon of woe, spy on a company executive as he spins his web of wickedness, learn just how desperate a new PM can get to succeed and uncover the tiny detail that nailed the coffin in one PMO director’s…

The Sign Warned Me: “Enter at Your Own Risk”

Early in my career I was assigned a project that had been running for almost a year, but had never seen a single live release to the customer. On my first day, I was informed, “Welcome aboard! But you are already 20 days late! You have to deliver a release in the next 30 days!”…

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…

Mayday! Project Crash Investigation, Part 2: What to Do When a Project Fails

In Part 1 of this series, I introduced the notion that project managers can learn a lot from airline industry professionals and their great safety systems and also apply those principles to projects in trouble or that have already crashed and burned. In this segment of “Mayday: Project Crash Investigation,” I continue with this airline…

Tactical Guide for Building a PMO – How to Shut down a PMO

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Leadership category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Are you working in a PMO? Are you in a position where things are not going well you need to shut it down? Is your program over and you need…

The Agile Project Manager: Your Guide to Risk Management

Risk management works differently in agile project management vs. waterfall. In this article I highlight the basic differences and offer guidance for choosing the most effective method for your current environment. I also offer four tips for staying on track with risk management when you undertake project management using an agile discipline. Risk Management in…

A Proposal for an Automatic Indicator for Issues

Intro Some people do not like issue management; to them it is constant firefighting. These people prefer risk management over issue management. The truth is indeed that if you do risk management perfectly, you will not need issue management. On the other hand, if you do issue management perfectly, you will still need risk management,…

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