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Focus on Strategy to Focus on Results

Project management is a the art of execution – it is taking a problem and an idea for improvement and moving that idea from hypothetical to actual.  When working with certain people, a project manager may discover a wealth of … Continue reading

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Change Management for the Project Manager – Building Acceptance

In my previous post, “Change Management for the Project Manager – Know Your Audience,” I examined the need to determine the general change management requirements for each specific project.  Identification is only the first step, however. While it is certainly … Continue reading

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Change Management for the Project Manager – Know Your Audience

Change management is a significant part of project management.  Projects exist to bring about change, and project management exists to ensure that change is successful in terms of implementation.  Unfortunately, change management requirements vary greatly based on the end users … Continue reading

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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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