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New Book about Procurement!

This is so exciting! A colleague of mine has co-authored a new book about procurement. While that’s exciting all by itself, what really excites me is that he’s incorporated project management into the procurement process. Yippee! The Procurement Game Plan – Winning Strategies and Techniques for Supply Management Professionals by Charles Dominick and Dr. Soheila […]

Formerly certified project management professional

It finally happened. That email to inform me that PMI has suspended my PMP certification. I planned for this. I expected this. I was wondering exactly when it would happen. Now that it has, I’m truly relieved. I hadn’t intended to renew my certification ever again, so it wasn’t a surprise. And it didn’t feel […]

New Leadership Quote

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” ~Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry, French author and aviator This quote shows the value of sharing your vision – the WHAT you […]

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3 Secrets . . . from Gary Bencivenga

And it’s finally here . . . that follow-up article from Gary Bencivenga, copywriter and thinker. In addidtion to the Pareto Rule (80/20 rule), Gary talks about the two most productive hours in any day. The all important first hour of the day, and the surprising last hour of the day. Gary writes the first […]

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Troubled Projects

We hear about projects that don’t meet the requirements set up for them. Sometimes the budget is over-run. Sometimes the schedule is blown apart. Other times it’s the scope – exactly what the project is expected to produce. Projects can be troubled in any area – project team dynamics, stakeholder problems, risks that weren’t identified, […]

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Coming UnScrooged

A new book for executives, and project managers, has recently been published. It’s called Coming UnScrooged, written by A. Drayton Boylston, a well-known executive coach. Based on the classic Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Boylston gives us the story of a modern CEO. This executive has lost his bearings in a world of wealth and […]

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The Pareto Rule and You

I know, we’ve all read the Pareto Rule, nodded our heads in agreement, and then put our noses on the grindstone and continued to do what we’ve always been doing. <shakes head sadly> As executives and project managers, our jobs are to get work done through other people. If you’re really good at that, you […]

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Are you a PM trainer?

If you are, you know how hard it can be to reach other Project Managers. PM Hut has started a new offering called the Trainer’s Area. People who offer training to PMs can list their services here – for free. That’s right – for free. The other great thing about it is that it uses […]

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Important PM Survey

One of my colleagues, and friends, Alex S. Brown, PMP, asked me to publicize this survey for project managers. I’m happy to do so. If you’ve ever considered yourself in an executive management position at your company – or any company – then this survey is for you. It is a comprehensive survye, so please […]

PM Hut

There’s a new hut in town, called the PM Hut at http://www.pmhut.com. Recently created by a project manager who works for an IT company in Canada, the PM Hut is addressing the chaotic world of project management information. I think it’s an admirable goal. Just to let you know, some of my articles and posts […]