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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

By Bill Flury Yesterday You had a disappointing project meeting. Two of your task leaders reported that they were at least a week behind schedule. One reported that his four week task would have to be completely re-done. The only good…
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Don’t Make the Same Mistakes. Make New Ones!

By Vicki Wrona, PMP: Recently, a colleague made a statement that I love and thought I would explore that with you. She tells her teams, “Don’t make the same mistakes, make new ones.” This resonated with me for several reasons. First,…
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Last Year’s Pitfall is
This Year’s Opportunity

By Tiffany Robinson The end of the year is a time to reflect back on all that you’ve done over the past 12 months and to become excited for the next year to come. I talked about reflecting on the past year in my last article (The Value…
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Rearview Mirror Project Management

By Dr. Gerald Mulenburg, PMP: A colleague of mine once complained to me about earned value management (EVM). “It’s ok, but it seems that managing using earned value management information is as if you’re driving down the highway…
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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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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…