The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act – AND YOU!

DECEMBER 14, 2017 – The Day the Project and Program Management World Changes

The clock is ticking, and ticking fast for the newly enacted Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act.  In the five short pages of the Act, it calls…

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GUEST POST! Risk: The Unknown…Unknowns

By Chris Cook (cookchr321(at)yahoo.com)

Risk: The Unknown…Unknowns

Casinos. Places where risk is synonymous with winning big. Risk your money for the chance at a lifestyle you have always dreamed of.

Projects. Events where risk strategies become part of the daily…

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Good News/Bad News on the PMP Exam

Good News/Bad News

I was on the PMI Website today and found some great-ish news. The Sixth Edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) has been pushed back from earlier projections.

Quoting the Project Management Institute…

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Deplorable? (A Management Lesson)

Deplorable?  Really?  (A Brief Management Lesson)

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me

-          Children’s rhyme

Beware where you aim your remarks.  You may hit unintended targets.

Perhaps the most staggering moment of the…

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Good PM Buddy Erica Woods Wants YOU for the PM Day of Service!!

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/project-management-day-service-erica-woods?trk=pulse_spock-articles

Project Managers in DC, VA, MD – Looking for a great skills-based volunteer opportunity?  Project Management for Change is hosting their 2nd annual ‘Project Management Day of Service’ (PM DoS) over MLK weekend in January!  On January 16th, about…

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(GUEST BLOG!) How To Become a Successful Project Manager With These 5 Tips

Not often I post a “Guest Blog,” but since they did a nice job of promoting my perspectives on this on THEIR blog…I felt both honored and obligated to turn it around!  Welcome Bryan Phelps and Logan Mallory…

How To…

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Third-Question Risk Management – Tying Risk into Agile

Third Question Risk Management – Tying Risk into Agile

As a risk manager, I love the morning scrum of Agile management practices.  In particular, I love the third question.  For those of…

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A High-Level Objective, A Goal, A Requirement, A Priority – Where does the Line Get Drawn?

A High-Level Objective, A Goal, A Requirement, A Priority – Where does the Line Get Drawn?

I recently received an e-mail from a client asking what sounded at first like a very simple question

I’m trying to determine what is

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Crash, Fast-Track, Contour, Smooth or Level?

Just a quick clarification on which is which!

 

Crash, Fast-Track, Contour, Smooth or Level?

 

Larry Level

Larry was a workaholic zealot.  He put in 60, 70, and 80 hours a week for weeks on end.  The company loved…

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Risk 2 – Doing it for YOUR Project

Whether or not your organization has established the risk thresholds and tolerances necessary to succeed in risk management, you always have the option of establishing them for your own project.  As discussed in the earlier blog in this series, the…

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