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May 25, 2020

During these anything-but-certain times, it’s important to remember why we do what we do. Project teams deliver projects and Project Managers make sure it happens. While the fact remains that with travel all but ground to a halt, we are being forced...

February 14, 2020

Budget management is a key aspect to overall project management. Many times, projects are judged on budget alone to determine their level of success. To enable and empower project managers to effectively manage and control the budgets on their projec...

January 30, 2020

There is a ton of literature, thought and knowledge around how to incentivize and motivate your team. I want to talk about how to fairly incentivize a team of project managers with the goal of recognizing and encouraging strong project management beh...

January 20, 2020

A lot of organizations use multiple systems to aid in the delivery of their projects. This makes sense right? Each system is designed for specific purpose and there really is no ‘unicorn’ system out there that does it all from a best-of-breed perspec...

January 6, 2020

At the heart of almost all major project issues lies a bad decision. Who it was made by, why it was made, what impacts it will have are all relevant discussion points when it comes to dissecting project issues. This post will talk about some key fact...

December 23, 2019

When hiring for a project manager, there are a number of things a hiring manager will look for. Can this person manage a budget? Can they identify and assess risks? Are they able to sell a schedule to your customer? Weeding out candidates out of a wi...

November 14, 2019

Nothing will slow down the execution of your project than a dis-engaged sponsor. Active sponsorship is vital to the health of your project, if for nothing else, it keeps your customer team engaged, keeps decisions flowing as needed and provides overa...

October 31, 2019

Of all of the things that a project manager needs to look after, ensuring that your project maintains a healthy cash flow through the duration of the project is one of the most important (especially to your senior management). Often though the import...

October 14, 2019

As a project manager you’ve probably been the subject of a project audit. And if you haven’t, give it time. Being audited in any capacity is a less than desirable experience but if you’re being disciplined and following rigor, you should be prepared...

September 18, 2019

Every PMO sets out with the goal of improving the overall delivery of projects for the organization by implementing consistency and predictability. While that’s a wonderful goal, it’s important for PMO’s to identify and target the low-hanging fruit t...

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