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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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Learning From A Fly On The Wall

By Dr. Gerald Mulenburg, PMP: When I learned of an opportunity to sit in on a major NASA project review as a “fly on the wall,” I jumped at it. This seemed like a great way to learn about the new Kepler project. Kepler is a special purpose…
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Balance: A Leader’s Lament

By Burl W. Randolph Jr. Every leader laments or grieves over balance. With so much to do, and so little time, "How do I balance home, work, school (in some cases), and community service?" "How do I get, and keep, my sense of balance?" One…
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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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White Paper: Planning by Checklist

by Bill Flury Several people told me I had to meet and talk with Paul. Paul is an exceptional project manager in a government contractor organization. In the past eight years he has successfully run more than 80 projects, all of which have been…
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Project Management:
The Ultimate Transferable Skill?

by Kathy Martucci, PMP: Face it, one of the reasons you like being a project manager is that, theoretically, you could be in the healthcare sector one week and in the finance sector the next.  But is it really that easy to wrap up your…