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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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Do You Need an Organizational Chiropractor? pm pmo project management Jul 20, 2022

It’s happened to all of us before. You get out of a chair the wrong way or pick up something heavy and POP! Your back goes out! You double over, putting your hand on the pressure point to find relief from the unbearable pain, and try to catch your breath. When it becomes plain that no...

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6 Ways to Develop a Project Management Growth Mindset pm pmo project management Jun 22, 2022

Things grow. Babies learn to walk, plants grow flowers, puppies play fetch. Growth is everywhere and a natural part of life. That is, until we look inside our organizations. Do you find that your project management, PMO leadership, or organizational development skills are stagnant? Are you doing...

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Ask These 4 Questions at Your Next Project Debrief career pm pmo project management May 02, 2022

The Blue Angels airshow is an example of aviation precision and excellence. Despite what appears to be flawless execution, mistakes occur during every show. Even the smallest mistake could be disastrous when you are flying three feet apart at hundreds of miles per hour. 

That’s why the...

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Project Management 911 pm pmo project delivery project management Apr 25, 2022

A crowd gathered around the man lying on the floor in the terminal at the airport, who hadwalked out of a store and collapsed. A few good Samaritans immediately started tending to him, one of whom yelled into the crowd, “Somebody call 911!” No one moved. Frustrated, and with more...

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High Voltage Project Management pm pmo joe project management Jan 27, 2021

Let there be sound, and there was sound Let there be light, and there was light Let there be drums, there was drums Let there be guitar, there was guitar Oh, let there be rock!

And it came to pass That rock 'n' roll was born All across the land every rockin' band Was blowin' up a storm

One...

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