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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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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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Keeping Your Project On Time

By Bruce Beer, PMP Note: This is Part 1 of the Keeping Your Projects on Track series. Part 2 is Keeping Your Project Within Budget. You want to be seen as the latest wunderkind of your Company and to bring your new critical project…
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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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Time to Beat: A Fun Way to Reframe Goals or Deadlines

by Vicki Wrona, PMP Do you struggle with meeting goals that you (or others) have set? Or meeting deadlines? Everyone struggles with this at some time or another. Experts often say that we may not be able to change what happened, but we…
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When the Project is Supposed
to be “A Piece of Cake”

by Bill Flury Starting a New Project  “Hey! Piece of cake!” That was the team leader speaking after I had described the team’s next project, a critical six-month, fixed price job for our top client. It was good to hear her speak…