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Negotiating with Difficult People:
We Have a Hostage Situation!

By Karen Smith, MBA, PMP Never Fear! [Your Name Here] to the Rescue! Chances are high that at least one point in your career or personal life, you’ve had to negotiate with someone who was holding something you value as “hostage.”…
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Annoying Conference Call Behaviors

by Karey Rees Have you seen this video yet?  It’s a video of how a conference call would be if it were in “real life”. I think it’s pretty true, which in turn, makes it quite entertaining (and good for few laughs). If you haven’t…
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Customized PM Cartoon and Site:
Take a Break and Have a Laugh

by Karey Rees I love to laugh. I like stupid jokes, especially “punny” ones. I found this site and I thought I’d share it for all to have fun with.  Sometimes it’s good to take a break from the monotony of the day for a good laugh… Check…
Job Change-Public to Private Sector
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Career Change: Beginning the Transition
From Public Service to Private Industry

by Alan A. Malinchak, CEO, Eclat Transitions This article offers my reflections on the changes you will need to consider and begin as you approach your next successful career beyond your current career in public service. In 2002, I was: two…
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Elements of Portfolio Management: Developing the Compelling Business Case

by Kathy Martucci, PMP: Note: This is part 2 in a series on portfolio management. Part 1 is Projects Projects Everywhere: A Portfolio Management Approach. Part of any Portfolio Management process is the decision rendered from the Portfolio…
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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…