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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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Leadership Lessons from the Left Seat: Dealing With Difficulty

by Frank Burroughs Despite the best planning and skill, pilots sometimes find themselves in a difficult situation.  Circumstances that were not planned for may arise.  Conditions that require more skill or capability than pilot…
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Thunder, Lightning and...
Project Management?!?

By Bill Flury Unfair! Unfair! We have all experienced big storms with lots of lightning flashing everywhere, lighting up the sky, sometimes doing great damage, and sometimes, just crashing about from one cloud to another. What do we call…
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Plan B Was Yesterday:
Poetic Project Management

By Bill Flury We started the project following Plan A That only lasted a week and a day. Then something happened that we didn’t foresee. So, we updated things and went to Plan B. A few days passed and the team told me Three tasks…
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"Work" and "Fun" Don't Have
to Be Contradictory Terms

By Bill Flury “Now Our Work is More Fun” Work and Fun? – a strange combination, but we keep hearing this from most of the folks who are feeling the effects of their process improvement activities where they work. When we do follow-up…
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The Inherent Risks of Skiing
and Project Management

By Bill Flury Skiing is Inherently Risky If you are a skier you know that there are many risks involved in every run. You face challenges at every turn and face loss of control or failure throughout every run. When you go skiing, you are…