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5 Steps to Stop Accidental Project Management pm pmo project management Nov 30, 2022

Do you assume all projects in your organization are being managed by project managers? Do you think you even know all the projects that are going on in your organization? If you answered “YES” to either question, you are kidding yourself. There are so many moving parts in most...

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Help Your Project Leaders Focus on Outcomes with this Tool career leadership pm pmo project management tools Nov 23, 2022

Another great skill of department project leaders (the position formerly known as “accidental” project manager) is to be outcome focused. What this means is that a project is not done for the sake of a project; a project is done for the benefit or value that it will bring to the...

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A Simple Format to Define Project Scope pm pmo project delivery project management Nov 17, 2022

Now that we’ve removed “accidental project manager” from our vocabulary (see 5 Steps to Stop Accidental Project Management), let’s start getting deliberate about how our departmental project leaders get their projects done. One of the first skills they need is the ability...

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We Need a Project Management Intervention pmo project delivery project management Nov 14, 2022

Steve had a problem with alcohol. What made the problem worse was that everyone but Steve could see how it was affecting his health, work, family, and relationships. His friends and family realized it was time for an intervention. They met with Steve and discussed the problem with him, what...

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7 Steps for Projects to Deliver Benefits pmo project delivery project management Nov 09, 2022

You just ordered your favorite pizza from your local pizzeria. The scrumptious pie is supposed to be at your door within 45 minutes. An hour passes and still no delivery. You call and ask about your pizza. “Yeah, it’s ready,” says the voice on the other end. “It’s...

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Project Management Hall of Fame: Great PM Tools pm project management tools Oct 26, 2022

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established in 1983 and has been honoring the best-of-the-best musicians for decades with membership into its prestigious club. What does it take to be inducted? Nominees for the performer category are “...bands and solo artists who have created...

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5 Ways to Amp Up Your Project Management Career career pm project management tools Oct 20, 2022

“Hey man, is that Freedom Rock?” 

“Yeah, man!” 

“Well, turn it up man!” 

If you’re of a certain generation, you’ll immediately know the commercial this is referencing because it felt like it played every 15 minutes back in the...

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Project Management Hall of Fame: Excellent Resources for Project Professionals career pm pmp project management resource management tools Oct 12, 2022

There’s no lack of education related to human resources, financial resources, and natural resources. But, what about project management resources? Look no further! Below are our picks for the Project Management 2022 Hall of Fame: Excellent Resources for Project Professionals. Whether you...

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How to Become an Overnight Project Management Success…in Just 10 Years! career pm project management Oct 05, 2022

Ah, the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. Screaming crowds, adoring fans, and tons of money! What’s not to love? Well, for starters, how about the thousands of hours of practice and hard work, along with the rejections and disappointment it takes to get to this point? Eternally memorable...

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 5 Ways to Resolve Conflict on Projects conflict pm pmo teams Sep 29, 2022

One of the more dubious rites of passage in high school is witnessing (and hopefully, not being a part of) a cafeteria fight. Somebody says something wrong, looks at someone side-eyed, or heaven forbid, disrespects someone else. That’s all it takes to trigger a melee and attract an instant...

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Don’t Be a Project Manager Bull in a China Shop career project management Sep 21, 2022

The expression “a bull in a china shop” is a metaphor for someone who breaks things, makes mistakes, or causes damage in situations that require careful thinking or behavior. Imagine a bull sauntering down the row of a china shop: he barely fits into the aisle, and with every step...

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It Takes (Team)WORK to Make the Dream Work pmo project management resource management teams Sep 10, 2022

 No other soft skill has so many cliches emblazoned on motivational posters and hanging on office walls, as teamwork does. For example: 

“Teamwork makes the dream work”, 

“There’s no ‘I’ in Team”, and 

Together Everybody A...

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