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Planning Techniques, Add These 5

Planning can be the hardest part of Project Management. It is the process group that has the most processes. I am always amazed at how much time and effort goes into planning, how many moving parts have to taken into … Continue reading

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Where Can Agile Be Applied?

If you aren’t looking at agile you are probably loosing out. Agile development can create a more customer focused product, and something that customers like more and are more loyal to. Agile development can actually cut down development time, and … Continue reading

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Are You in Over Your Head?

I hate that feeling. When I just get a new project, and realize that most of my assumptions were wrong. I have been given a number of projects where the goal was to turn them around, to dig them out … Continue reading

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Project Failure Through Poorly Defined Responsibilities

Projects have so many aspects and so many details that one of the main responsibilities of the project manager is to help team members understand what their roles and responsibilities are, and everyone else is expecting from them. I have … Continue reading

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Project Management Freelance, Could It Really Work?

Three layoffs in four years brought home the stark reality to me. During economic downturns, project management isn’t always considered the most important business element. Is there an alternative to waiting and looking for the next big thing? Perhaps that … Continue reading

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Is Goal-Setting a Complete Waste of Time?

Goals—there is such an art to them. I have consistently set many goals, but very inconsistently achieved those goals. I have read many books on how to manage goals. I have had many team discussions about goals, but they are … Continue reading

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Why Do We Take On Impossible Projects?

What is the allure? I find myself gravitating to projects that are struggling and then find myself bobbing in water that is over my head, feeling stressed, and wondering what went wrong. It reminds me of some people that I … Continue reading

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Beware of These Behaviors On Your Team

There is nothing like being on a performing team. Work goes quickly, and everyone is involved and happy. One participant can wreck that performance and really cause problems with a team. Elizabeth Herrin explains what behaviors to watch out for. … Continue reading

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Work In Progress, More Isn’t Necessarily Better

I once witnessed successful true multi-tasking. My wife was getting the house ready for a child’s birthday party, she had an meeting for an organization that she belonged to that she was getting together, and we had the regular crisis … Continue reading

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Scope Creep, The Killer of Projects

I inherited a project that appeared to be on schedule. What I didn’t understand was how the scope had changed over the last several weeks. I expected my team to help me understand what I needed to measure and how … Continue reading

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How Does Agile Create High Performance Teams?

This game is a simulation of agile teams. It showed that cohesion is the factor that seemed to make the biggest difference in the simulation. But I found it an interesting application. This content is syndicated from Agile Pain Relief … Continue reading

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Transforming to Agile

This content is curated from LeadingAgile by Mike Cottmeyer. To view the original post in full, click here. Any agile transformation starts by understanding of what the end state of your organization looks like and how that organization will coordinate … Continue reading

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What is Scrum?

Agile development is becoming very popular in the software arena Scrum is a software development process that is incremental and more “flexible” than the “waterfall” methodologies used in the past. Scrum, in terms of Rugby, is where the ball is … Continue reading

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Integration Management What is it?

The Umbrella Process There are a number of processes that come together for good project management. Integration Management is the process that over-arches all of the rest. It is the place that is used to identify the activities that will … Continue reading

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Prepare For The PMP Prepare For Life

Achieving PMP Certification Isn’t the End As most people know, getting the PMP certification is a huge mile stone in your career, but it can’t end there. If you want to keep your PMP current you have to continue to … Continue reading

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Free PMP Exam Questions

PMP Practice Exam Success on the PMP Exam requires some real work. It is a difficult exam, and covers a lot of material. The exam not only covers material in the PMBoK Guide, but expects applicants to understand how to … Continue reading

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PMP Training That Follows The PMBoK

The PMI Published The PMBoK One of the first things that I did when I started preparing for the PMP exam, is I became a member of the PMI organization. PMI is the largest project management organization on the face … Continue reading

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How To Prepare For The PMP Exam

It Is All In The Preparation I remember a backpacking trip I went on when I was a boy scout. I had almost forgotten about it, and put my pack together in a big hurry. I quickly went through a … Continue reading

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Expand your Horizons

PMP Certification Can Expand Your Horizons When I was young, I went to visit my uncle on the coast of Washington state. We did a little fishing in the surf of a kind of protected harbor. We managed to nab … Continue reading

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Project Management Certification

Project Manager Certification Project management can make or break a project. Projects in the US and abroad are growing, and more and more companies are leaning on projects for their profit and sustainability. But a project requires a team. It … Continue reading

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