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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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Project Managers vs. Executives – Part 3

or What do the Dumb-dumbs in the executive offices know? In the first two parts of this series, we learned how to decide which executive to start building a relationship with, and what we need to do in order to advocate project management processes in our company. In this final part of the series, we’ll […]

Project Managers vs. Executives – Part 2

or What do the Dumb-dumbs in the executive offices know? In part 1 we learned how to decide which executive to start building a relationship with. In this part of the three-part series, we’ll learn the beginning steps about what to do next. Part 2: What Selling is NOT evil. Here are a couple of […]

Project Managers vs. Executives

or What do the Dumb-dumbs in the executive offices know? As project managers, we know that the processes we use are valuable. We want to help our companies to succeed. It makes sense to us that using project management throughout the company will lead to success. No brainer, right? Wrong. Executives see projects as operational […]

Prefer talking to a brick wall than an executive?

Would you rather talk to a brick wall than an executive at your company? Do you wonder why executives don’t have time to talk about project management? Then this call’s for you! I’ll be participating in a conference call hosted by PM Lessons Learned (Henry Will is the founder). Here are the details: Thursday Nov. […]

How a project plan is like a musical score

An orchestra conductor uses a musical score to direct a piece of music. Every instrument has a different part to play. It’s in the way that these parts work together that music is created. Each instrument has its own part. The sheets of music that each musician uses tell exactly when, and what, to play. […]