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A 3 Foot Piece of String
Can Save Your Project

By Bill Flury We were getting going on a major system conversion process. Our job was to replace a legacy image processing system with all new hardware and software. Our team included three contractors, one for software, one for the computing…
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Mentoring: A Momentum Maker

By Burl W. Randolph, Jr. When you are 'In the Zone', you know it. Business is booming, promotions are plentiful, and when you speak, E.F. Hutton listens. Everything works right, feels right, goes right, and is right. Then, it happens: Nothing.…
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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…
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Thunder, Lightning and...
Project Management?!?

By Bill Flury Unfair! Unfair! We have all experienced big storms with lots of lightning flashing everywhere, lighting up the sky, sometimes doing great damage, and sometimes, just crashing about from one cloud to another. What do we call…
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Distributed Authority
in Project Management

by Dr. Gerald Mulenburg, PMP It is usually clear that an assigned project manager is in charge of a project and that they have the necessary authority to get it done. But what exactly does that mean? How do they get their authority, what…
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Key Elements of Integrity

By Chris Hitch, Ph.D. Originally published by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School During the first post on this series (view here), I argued that demonstrating ROI for Integrity is a key leadership challenge at all levels. If you are an individual…