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Stimulate Action with
the Gap Method

By Bill Flury A stranger walks up to you and says, “Excuse me, your zipper is open”. Instinctively, you look for the exposed gap and rush to close it. Your reaction is intuitive and urgent. Most people have a strong, inbred urge to…
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Goal Analysis

By Dot Young Goal setting is almost as ubiquitous as breathing for most of us. We do it constantly, both personally and professionally, whether we're aware of it or not. In fact, you set a goal when you clicked this link, presumably to learn…
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Is There a Metaphor for
Project Management?

by Dr. Gerald Mulenburg, PMP In reading some metaphors that describe leadership, I began to think of metaphors I’ve seen for project management and wonder whether any really capture the essence of what happens in projects. Sports metaphors…
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Tangible Benefits of Having
a Well Defined Process

by Bill Flury Our project team was together around the table at our weekly Brown Bag lunch. That’s where we catch up with each other and share our ideas and concerns. George, our team’s work estimator and planner, brought up a subject…
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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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Projects, Projects Everywhere: A Project Portfolio Management Approach

by Kathy Martucci, PMP: Everybody’s project is this year’s priority. Everyone is a project manager. Every manager thinks her initiatives should receive major portions of the limited funding that is available these days. Every team wants…