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Last Year’s Pitfall is
This Year’s Opportunity

By Tiffany Robinson The end of the year is a time to reflect back on all that you’ve done over the past 12 months and to become excited for the next year to come. I talked about reflecting on the past year in my last article (The Value…
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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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Goal Analysis: Is That Really Necessary?

by Dot Young This is Part I in a two-part series. I recently submitted a proposal to a client that included a scheduled meeting time to perform a goal analysis. When we reviewed the proposal, he asked me, “Goal Analysis? Is that really…
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Capacity Planning and Project
Portfolio Management

By Kathy Martucci, PMP Capacity Planning?  There’s an app for that. Actually, there are several apps for that. But wait. Does a piece of software, regardless of how sophisticated it is, ever successfully define and drive a critical…
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Are Large and Small Projects Different?

By Craig Covello, PMP: As I write, there is a beautiful view reserved for travelers 30,000 feet above California, en route to Dallas. It’s a frequent trip these days that gives me pause to consider the perpetual to-do list on my Android.…
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Project Management:
The Ultimate Transferable Skill?

by Kathy Martucci, PMP: Face it, one of the reasons you like being a project manager is that, theoretically, you could be in the healthcare sector one week and in the finance sector the next.  But is it really that easy to wrap up your communications…