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White Paper: Manage Risk, Don’t Let It Manage You!

by Vicki Wrona, PMP Some experts have said that a strong risk management process can decrease problems on a project by as much as 80 or 90 percent. In combination with solid project management practices—having a well-defined scope, incorporating…
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The Art of Teleworking

Now more than ever, being both physically and emotionally capable of working from your own home is incredibly useful. Technology has brought us the ability to share ideas and documents at unbelievable speeds, start video calls with multiple…
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Focus: The Key to Success

by Bill Flury The “Ten Most Wanted” Cars At the morning roll call the Indianapolis Chief of Police spoke to his patrol officers about his frustration with their inability to locate stolen cars. He held up the stolen car listing that…
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White Paper: Yes, You Can Negotiate Project Constraints!

by Alan S. Koch, PMP, CSM, Certified ITIL Expert What value is there in estimation when your sponsor has no interest in finding out what it will really take to do the project? The constraints have been chiseled in stone and we can’t change…
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Avoiding Potholes: Demonstrations

by Bill Flury The Demo No One Could See and Get In February 2008, the director of advertising for the Google-owned video service, YouTube, was unable to play a single one of her videos during her presentation. Her speech began with a…
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Leadership Lessons from the Left Seat: Recovery from Unusual Attitudes

by Frank Burroughs Believe it or not the chapter title is also the title of one of the required elements of the FAA Practical (actual flying) exam. It isn’t about the pilot’s mood rather about the aircraft’s position relative to…