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Failure Is Not an Option… Well, Sometimes

By Craig Covello, PMP I think it’s fair to say that most project participants are interested in doing a good job. Money is certainly a motivational factor, but many of us also value the concepts of personal integrity, commitment and reputation.…
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Staying on Track: Using Self-Perspective or Peer Review

By Vicki Wrona, PMP: It's human nature for us to focus on what we love. If your main focus is work, or you work long hours to the detriment of your family, that says something about what you love. You choose to focus on that, but it's…
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The Value of a Pitfall

By Tiffany Robinson In January you probably set some goals for yourself, but now it’s December. Do you feel confident that you did what you said you’d do? How do you know? The end of the year is a time to reflect back on all that you’ve…
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New Meeting Paradigm: Mega
Multi-tasking or Supreme Selfishness?

By Kathy Martucci, PMP Picture it: the weekly status meeting is in full swing as the Project Manager discusses critical path activities with the project management team. As your attention wanders and your gaze curiously assesses the others…
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Learning From A Fly On The Wall

By Dr. Gerald Mulenburg, PMP: When I learned of an opportunity to sit in on a major NASA project review as a “fly on the wall,” I jumped at it. This seemed like a great way to learn about the new Kepler project. Kepler is a special purpose…
Tips for running great meetings
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Tips for Running Great Meetings

By Vicki Wrona, PMP: I would like to share an invaluable resource for running effective meetings. This concise book goes beyond the obvious high-level discussion of running effective meetings such as what to do before, during and after the…