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What Really Motivates?
Sometimes They Just Don’t Know!

by Darrell Glen Stiffler, PMP: Victor Vroom’s Expectancy theory has been around about 53 years now and is consider one of staples of Motivational Theory. The subject pops up a lot when studying project management. Although Vroom’s…
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Distributed Authority
in Project Management

by Dr. Gerald Mulenburg, PMP It is usually clear that an assigned project manager is in charge of a project and that they have the necessary authority to get it done. But what exactly does that mean? How do they get their authority, what…
Office Space, ©1999 Twentieth Century Fox
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It’s a Question of Motivation

By Craig Covello, PMP: You may remember a little movie titled “Office Space” made back in 1999 starring Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston and David Herman.  Livingston plays Peter Gibbons, an employee of Initech who dreads his job. …
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Did That Process Change Work?

by Alan Koch, Certified ITIL Expert, PMP, CSM, CTM Change is a fact of life. Sometimes, it is thrust upon us by outside factors, and sometimes we initiate the change to make things a little easier or efficient. One way or another, processes…
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Goal Analysis

By Dot Young Goal setting is almost as ubiquitous as breathing for most of us. We do it constantly, both personally and professionally, whether we're aware of it or not. In fact, you set a goal when you clicked this link, presumably to learn…
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Quality Planning:
Is It Really Worth It?

By Bruce Beer, PMP Have you ever noticed that every time you have a glass of your favorite orange juice, the flavor is exactly the same? Oranges don’t grow year-round, yet a taste of that juice in Florida during July is identical to one…