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Why is a PMO needed?

July 15th, 2014 · Comments Off on Why is a PMO needed?

Many question need for PMOs, given failure rates which, unofficially, seem to be in the 50% range over a mere couple of years. Where are PMOs of the future headed? [Read more →]

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About Your Management Skills – Hard and Soft Skills

May 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on About Your Management Skills – Hard and Soft Skills

Like “soft” skills, are best learned over time. But there is a “hard skill” component. Here’s a realistic approach to building management skills.
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Certifications are valuable…but leadership is the ultimate!

April 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Certifications are valuable…but leadership is the ultimate!

Certifications add to your hard skills and cover the whole a breadth of knowledge in the space. They also provide you with a resume boost. But there is another side to the coin – .
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Certification, Lifecycles, and Personal Development

March 24th, 2014 · Comments Off on Certification, Lifecycles, and Personal Development

have there benefit for you in terms of enhancing your resume and boosting your knowledge. You need a “certification strategy” that fits with your career strategy, and there are some nuances to consider, one of which is explored here.
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The 25:50:25 Approach to Project Management

March 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on The 25:50:25 Approach to Project Management

It is one thing to scope out a project and then begin to build a Work Breakdown Structure. It’s another to think in broad terms about whether you are doing the right thing! can help!
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When to Outsource – and Not Lose Your Shirt

February 19th, 2014 · Comments Off on When to Outsource – and Not Lose Your Shirt

Outsourcing can be a great solution but is not the best solution all the time. Here are some key considerations influencing the .
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How to Brainstorm More Effectively

February 4th, 2014 · Comments Off on How to Brainstorm More Effectively

I recently stumbled upon a list of 7 levels of thinking that produce greater results for . This may be helpful to you in trying to achieve more effective brainstorming in team meetings and problem solving sessions.
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The Turtle, the Hare, and PMP Certification

January 24th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Turtle, the Hare, and PMP Certification

We all know the story of the turtle and the hare, where “slow and steady wins the race.” Well, here is an analogy for project managers.
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Three Triggers Reveal Whether You Need a Certification

December 6th, 2013 · Comments Off on Three Triggers Reveal Whether You Need a Certification

Maybe there is a job you want. Or a particular role or set of activities. Or maybe you just want to
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A PMO Could Be a Great Career Opportunity

November 20th, 2013 · Comments Off on A PMO Could Be a Great Career Opportunity

To position yourself for plum future assignments, consider working in a !
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