Monthly Archives: November 2016

Managing the Type ‘A’s

The term “Project Management” is somewhat misleading.  Perhaps a better term is “People Management” – after all, a finished project is the end result of concentrated effort and work from people.  Projects do not complete themselves.  Unfortunately, they do not … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Projects do not always turn out exactly the as planned.  Having worked on a number of projects throughout my education and career, here are several of the most important Lessons I have Learned. Plan Early Planning is perhaps the most … Continue reading

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The Subtle Art of Anticipation

The ability to anticipate potential project problems has tremendous value for project managers.  Alpha project managers are known to put substantially more time into the Planning phase and less time in the Monitoring and Controlling phase.  Anticipation of potential project … Continue reading

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Working with Competing Priorities

The reality of most projects is that most team members must divide their time between a number tasks that compete for time, attention, and effort.  We all have a limited amount of time in which to make progress on tasks, … Continue reading

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Communicate for Success

Communication is an essential requirement in order to achieve team success in any endeavor.  This is especially true in the field of Project Management.  Communication sounds simple in premise, but presents numerous challenges in practice.  Below are three considerations when … Continue reading

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