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February 12, 2018

So you have to deliver a presentation to your project’s steering committee. Steering committee meetings are often mistakenly treated like a regular project status meeting. This is where project managers can get into difficulty. Steering committees ex...

December 18, 2017

With the advent of increasingly powerful business intelligence tools, the use of dashboards to help manage projects and drive decision making has increased dramatically. When managing a larger number of projects, having good project dashboards lets a...

December 4, 2017

This week I’m going to focus on something that is often overlooked by organizations with even the strongest methodologies. The project portal site – the information hub for your project where team members and stakeholders alike can go in at their lei...

November 20, 2017

Will my project come in under budget? Will we deliver on time? These are two questions every project manager asks when they wake up in the morning, a few times over the day and before they go to sleep at night. Two measures in the PM toolbox can help...

August 10, 2017

We’ve all been there before – taking over an in-flight project – perhaps from a staff departure, re-assignment or even downsizing, there are going to be times in your project management career where you will need to step into someone else’s (project...

July 31, 2017

At the risk of aging myself I thought I would take a look at some of the ways the project management profession has changed in the last 10 years. Project management has been described to me as 49% art, 51% science (those two are interchangeable by th...

July 17, 2017

Closing a project is not always as easy as it sounds, in fact sometimes it can be incredibly difficult. Here are some tips to help ease your pain as a project manager when you try to get that (at times) elusive project close.

Be Proactive

Most project...

July 11, 2017

A while back I wrote about how to get methodology buy-in. I’m here today to talk about the top three steps you need to execute in order to build out a successful methodology for your organization.

Get Input, Lots and Lots of Input

If you’re going to wr...

July 3, 2017

So you’ve signed your project and had your very successful kickoff meeting – now what? Everyone, both customer and project team are excited and why not? It’s a new project, new people to work with, new (and hopefully exciting) scope – what’s not to l...

June 19, 2017

What gets measured gets done. I’m sure all you project managers (well all managers really) who work at an organization that relies on performance indicators have heard that saying once or twice. Before the collective groan comes out I want to take so...

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September 18, 2017

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