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Getting a Response from the Unresponsive

Getting a Response from the Unresponsive

Project managers often moan that their responsibility outweighs their authority. It is never so true when trying to get a response from the unresponsive

Risk Management and COVID-19

Risk Management and COVID-19

The chaos and controversy associated with COVID-19 are a great backdrop on which to view our approach to risk management.

Dealing with Conflict on a Project

Dealing with Conflict on a Project

> If you are going to deal with people, you are going to deal with conflict. It is a natural part of every project. Your best bet is to confront it head on.

Staying on top of things

Staying on top of things

As you manage more complex projects and programs, the number of details to juggle increases exponentially. Successful PMs need to have a process for staying on top of things.

Are Certifications Worth It?

Are Certifications Worth It?

In the current competitive job market, job candidates are working hard to develop ways to make them stand out among competing candidates. One way to do that is through certifications. The first one that comes to mind for Project management is the Project Management...

Is There a Future for Project Management?

Is There a Future for Project Management?

The formal practice of Project Management has been around since the 1950s when Henry Gantt developed his famous chart. The Project Management Institute was founded in 1969. PMI developed many formal practices and definitions for Project Management. They began...

Stop Controlling, Start Influencing

Stop Controlling, Start Influencing

I once worked for a very controlling manager. His primary focus was always to control every moment of the day. He was the CEO and he never missed an opportunity to remind people of his title. If anyone pushed back in the slightest way to one of his decisions, he...

Critical Project Management Skill: Relationship Development

Critical Project Management Skill: Relationship Development

The key function of a project manager is to influence people. The best way to do that is to have strong relationships. Relationship development is important from two major aspects. It is certainly a big short-term benefit on whatever project you are working on. But it...

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