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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…
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Leadership Lessons from the Left Seat: Recovery from Unusual Attitudes

by Frank Burroughs Believe it or not the chapter title is also the title of one of the required elements of the FAA Practical (actual flying) exam. It isn’t about the pilot’s mood rather about the aircraft’s position relative to…
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Avoiding Potholes: Communication

by Bill Flury Cruising Down the Road You weren’t nervous this time. You had worked hard on this presentation. You had great slides and you cruised through your delivery. Now you were ready to handle any question about the details. The…
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3 Questions to Make Sure They Practice What You Teach

by Bill Flury Things Change “There’s always something!” You get new designs or standards for our products, better ways to do things, or maybe you need to correct a problem. These and many more things spark the need for individual…