Managing Projects with Limited Authority
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Managing Projects with
Limited Authority

by Lana Boiko, PMP Perhaps the most common environment a typical project manager works in is a matrix organization.  Given this circumstance, a lot of project managers not only have no formal authority when it comes to our clients, but…
Tips for running great meetings
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Tips for Running Great Meetings

By Vicki Wrona, PMP: I would like to share an invaluable resource for running effective meetings. This concise book goes beyond the obvious high-level discussion of running effective meetings such as what to do before, during and after…
PMO - How Do We Establish One?
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PMO – How Do We Establish One?

By Bruce Beer, PMP: Note: This is the fourth post in a series on PMOs. Read part 1 What is a PMO and What Does It Do?, part 2 PMO Business Value and Impact, or part 3 PMOs – Why Might I Need One?. In the previous three blogs in this…
Missing Dimensions of Project Management
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Missing Dimensions Of
Project Management?

By Dr. Gerald Mulenburg, PMP: Have we (meaning me, at least) been missing what project management is all about? One of my favorite ways of thinking about the complexity of project management has been to compare it to completing a puzzle…
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Some Basic Truths About Uncertainty

By Dr. Gerald Mulenburg, PMP: A major difficulty of project management is dealing with the inherent uncertainty involved. There are no perfect project plans, and there is little rationale for expending the time and resources needed to…
Planning for Your Organization's PeopleSoft Implementation
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Planning for Your Organization’s
PeopleSoft Implementation

By Kathy Martucci, PMP: Editor’s note: This is the third post in a series about implementing PeopleSoft projects. The second post on initial considerations for PeopleSoft implementations can be found here. It’s no accident that…