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Transform the Way Your PMO Operates career pm pmo project management Dec 07, 2022

As the end of the year approaches, you can feel the excitement right around the corner. This is the time when many people make New Year’s resolutions, usually centered around health. Optimism abounds as people write down their goals: “Lose 20 pounds by the summer”, “No...

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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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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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7 Ways to Ease Back into Project Management Training career pm project management project management training training Aug 25, 2022

When a turtle becomes frightened, its head and four legs immediately retract into its shell until the danger passes. Once it perceives the threat is gone, its head will slowly emerge, followed by the legs, and then off it goes. This may take some time, but a little coaxing with food may get it...

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Implement Your Project Like NASA pm pmo project management Jul 27, 2022

Apollo 13 was the 1995 movie about America’s fifth crewed mission to the moon that launched in 1970. Two days in, an explosion on board the spacecraft deprived everyone of their much-needed oxygen supply and electrical power. NASA aborted the mission and the rest of the movie was about...

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What’s Your Problem? And, 7 Steps to Fixing It! career pm problem solving project management Jul 25, 2022

What’s your problem? Every day is filled with so many obstacles, where do you even start to answer that question as a project manager? There’s not enough time, resources, nor money to finish this project. Fix it. The client changed scope, again. Fix it. Delivery is running late but we...

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