Point-Counterpoint: The Technical vs the Non-Technical Project Manager
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Point-Counterpoint: The Technical
vs the Non-Technical
Project Manager

By Kathy Martucci, PMP: In this world of complex information technology projects, is a non-technical project manager as effective or as successful as a technical project manager? Is the project manager required to have a technical background…
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What Do You Do When You Don’t Get a Response?

By Vicki Wrona, PMP: Have you ever had someone who just wouldn’t respond to your messages, no matter how much you tried to reach them? There are a myriad of reasons why this occurs. Regardless of that, how do you interpret the silence?…
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Getting Past No – The Saga Continues…

By Brian Egan, PMP: Getting Past No – Negotiations in Difficult Situations by William Ury, Bantom Books, 2007, is the sequel to Getting to Yes (Fisher and Ury, 1981). First published in 1991, ten years after Getting to Yes, this book…
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Listen to Me! I Have Some Good Ideas!

By Bruce Beer, PMP: Have you ever thought of a great improvement to content, process, design, product etc., and respectfully suggested this to your manager? What was his or her response? It could well have been something like “Great idea,…
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The Sponsor’s Role in a Project is Imperfectly Clear – One Man’s Humorous Journey to Understand It

By Darrell G. Stiffler, PMP: When battling through a project, the Project Manager’s (PM’s) closest ally should be the Project Sponsor (PS).  However, there is confusion when talking to different people in exactly what the responsibilities…
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Lessons Learned for Leaders – Follow Domino’s (and Others)

By Vicki Wrona, PMP: There are several good examples of large and medium company leadership recognizing the value of learning from their mistakes, including Domino’s and Goodman Networks. If it works for the leaders of companies, why not…