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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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Plan B: How to Make an
Effective Contingency Plan

By Craig Covello, PMP: The simplest path between any two points is a straight line.  The logic of geometry cannot be argued, however, geometry does not necessarily mirror the journey required to deliver a project on time and within budget. …
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Some Abuses of Project
Management Best Practices

By Craig Covello, PMP: In this article, let's explore the use and abuse of best practices in project management. It’s fair to assume that there are a large number of opinions on this matter, as are the number of anecdotal examples that…
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Nothing “Stupid” about Keeping It Simple

By Craig Covello, PMP: You’ve probably heard the acronym “KISS”, which stands for “keep it simple, stupid”.  I must admit, I was never a fan of any phrase that assumes the audience has diminished capacity.  And in this case, there…
Virtual Teams: Managing Large Amounts of Information
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Virtual Teams – Managing
Large Amounts of Information

By Craig Covello, PMP: Many of us who manage large projects are flooded by e-mail and their associated attachments each day. These discrete items of information sit in our in-box silently demanding attention, yet often the subject lines do…