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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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Overcoming Organizational Obstacles to
Unlock the Value of Project Management
Part 2: Mowing Down Turf Protection

by Vicki Wrona, PMP In the previous post, Putting Out Fires and Reducing the Drama, we examined the first of five cultural barriers. We’ll now explore the second obstacle faced by project managers and project team members: turf protection. Within…
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Project Management:
The Ultimate Transferable Skill?

by Kathy Martucci, PMP: Face it, one of the reasons you like being a project manager is that, theoretically, you could be in the healthcare sector one week and in the finance sector the next.  But is it really that easy to wrap up your…
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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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The Project Manager's Mirror

by Bill Flury At a local Pawn shop I saw something that was labeled “Project Manager’s Mirror.”  The manager said that it was quite old and had some remarkable powers. First, it could talk. Second, it always told the truth. This sounded…
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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…