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Reshaping Project Managers for the Future: Part 2

Upcoming Movements in Project Management and How You Can Prepare   We started to discuss in Part 1 of this article what project management opportunities are ahead and how PMs can be getting ready for them. I pointed out that the majority of small to medium businesses (SMB) are 10 – 20 years behind the…

Setting Goals

Every month, project management expert, Elizabeth Harrin, fields readers’ questions about the challenges, risks, and rewards of project work on the LiquidPlanner blog. This selection is used with permission. Dear Elizabeth: It’s that time of year again—reviewing the year gone by and preparing for the New Year’s goals and commitments. I could use some new…

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…

MPUG Detroit: Portfolio Management – An Integrated Approach to Portfolio Management

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: Join Ed Roden and Hemant Damani as they present Portfolio Management. Hemant and Ed discuss Portfolio Management and integration with financial processes, resource capacity and delivery readiness. They discuss…

Master Schedules Best Practices on Project Online and Server

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Master Schedules Best Practices on Project Online and Server is the final installment in the presenter’s “trilogy” on Master Schedules, building on his Master Schedules 101 MPUG Lunch &…

The Use of Strategy in Microsoft Project Online

During Microsoft Project Online implementations, our clients and users often ask two questions: What is the best practice for using Strategy, the portfolio analysis, feature in Microsoft Project Online? Can we depend on the outcome of a portfolio analysis process? In this article I address both. The main goal of portfolio analysis is to identify,…

The Three Most Common Risks in Project Management

Projects hit the same risks over and over again: The requirements may not be adequately defined, causing re-work; The team members may not collaborate adequately, causing delays and cost overruns; and/or The client may prove mercurial, causing delays, cost overruns and re-work. As you look at those three risks, you probably have a reasonably high…

Projects in the Fast Lane: Getting High Performance from a Cross-Cultural Team

Enabling cross cultural teams to perform well can be tricky when constrained by time and stakeholder expectations of high performance, but the results are worth the effort. In the hustle of today’s business urgencies and emergencies, cross-organizational and cross-national (international) teams are called upon to solve complex, multi-discipline challenges. Rarely are these teams given sufficient…

Organizational Politics

Do you remember the Microsoft Windows game Minesweeper? You had a game board covered with squares that could contain bombs. The goal was to clear the board without blowing yourself up. It wasn’t impossible; but you needed to think through things and develop a strategy to accomplish the goal. Organizational politics can be a lot…

Project Online/Server Adoption Strategy

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: Gaining adoption once an enterprise aggregates all their projects into a portfolio can be challenging. Project Pro and Project Online/Server are really good out of the box however, your enterprise…

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