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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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Staying on Track: Using Self-Perspective or Peer Review

By Vicki Wrona, PMP: It's human nature for us to focus on what we love. If your main focus is work, or you work long hours to the detriment of your family, that says something about what you love. You choose to focus on that, but it's…
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The Value of a Pitfall

By Tiffany Robinson In January you probably set some goals for yourself, but now it’s December. Do you feel confident that you did what you said you’d do? How do you know? The end of the year is a time to reflect back on all that you’ve…
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New Meeting Paradigm: Mega
Multi-tasking or Supreme Selfishness?

By Kathy Martucci, PMP Picture it: the weekly status meeting is in full swing as the Project Manager discusses critical path activities with the project management team. As your attention wanders and your gaze curiously assesses the others…
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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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Take Back Your Desktop!

by Tiffany Robinson Does your desktop look like this? What, you think we didn’t know about your tendency to hit save and put the file in the first place that pops up in your file organizer? Well guess what: it’s SPRING CLEANING TIME! But…