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White Paper: Manage Risk, Don’t Let It Manage You!

by Vicki Wrona, PMP Some experts have said that a strong risk management process can decrease problems on a project by as much as 80 or 90 percent. In combination with solid project management practices—having a well-defined scope, incorporating…
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The Greatest Business Challenge: What's Yours?

by Dr. Burl W. Randolph Jr. I would say that my greatest challenge in business so far has been integrating into the community, any community.  I believe that it was Tip O'Neil who said that "All politics are local", and I would say "So…
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The Art of Teleworking

Now more than ever, being both physically and emotionally capable of working from your own home is incredibly useful. Technology has brought us the ability to share ideas and documents at unbelievable speeds, start video calls with multiple…
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White Paper: Yes, You Can Negotiate Project Constraints!

by Alan S. Koch, PMP, CSM, Certified ITIL Expert What value is there in estimation when your sponsor has no interest in finding out what it will really take to do the project? The constraints have been chiseled in stone and we can’t change…
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Avoiding Potholes: Acronyms

by Bill Flury Blinded by Lack of an AEM At a recent meeting that included people from many different organizations the speaker opened by having everyone introduce themselves to the group. He suggested that it would be best if people…
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Avoiding Potholes: Demonstrations

by Bill Flury The Demo No One Could See and Get In February 2008, the director of advertising for the Google-owned video service, YouTube, was unable to play a single one of her videos during her presentation. Her speech began with a…