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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.

The Complex Art of Stakeholder Management

The Complex Art of Stakeholder Management

I’ve often compared project management to juggling. Project managers have to manage many different aspects of a project. Meetings need to be scheduled and planned. Personnel issues need to be dealt with. Schedules need to be maintained. In addition, there is a large...

Critical Project Management Skill: Managing Project Costs

Critical Project Management Skill: Managing Project Costs

One of the key responsibilities for any project manager is managing the project budget. There may be many aspects to it. There may be consulting fees, travel, software and hardware, and even office space expenses. It is a skill that even seasoned project managers...

Being a Project Management Mentor

Being a Project Management Mentor

In one of my first stints as a project manager, I had someone that had been installed to mentor me. While I knew I had a lot to learn, he seemed to only find situations to criticize.   I found this person to be inflexible and focused on the negative. I vowed that if I...

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...

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