Author Archives: Dale Myers

About Dale Myers

A San Francisco Bay Area Project and Program Expert

Ben Franklin: The First American Project Manager

Originally posted on Dale Myers' Blog: Think. Plan. Act. Repeat.:
Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents.  Around this time of year, we tend to remember him as one of America’s Founding Fathers. You know, the old curmudgeon that…

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The 8 Things About Leadership I Learned From My Puppy

I’ve really fallen behind with my writing. You could say it’s gone to the dogs. For the past three weeks finding time to write has been impossible. You see, we decided to get a puppy named Cassie. And, for those … Continue reading

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Playball! – Springtime, Projects, Baseball, and Stakeholders

Originally posted on Dale Myers' Blog: Think. Plan. Act. Repeat.:
April in North America is a month of transition. As the winter winds begin to subside and warmer air and spring showers bring colorful flowers, our moods lighten and the…

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How to Market Your Project

Originally posted on Dale Myers' Blog: Think. Plan. Act. Repeat.:
The best Project Managers I know have backgrounds in marketing. Wow, did I really just type this! Where did it come from? Usually on the projects I lead, the marketing team…

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How to Give “Actionable” Feedback (Part 2)

Last week, we talked about the power and importance of giving “actionable” feedback. I told the story of the Vice President who gave feedback that was not informative or motivational. There was no clear direction or suggestions on what could … Continue reading

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The Power of Giving “Actionable” Feedback (Part 1)

I listened intently to the Vice President as she passed me in the hallway, “Nice job on that business case. It gave me something to work with. I’ll clean it up, shorten it, and then show it to the board. … Continue reading

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6 Signs Your Project is Headed for Trouble!

“I have a bad feeling about my project,” stated a young, high-tech Project Manager on a call last week. It seemed that all the project indicators were positive: the project plan was on schedule, expenses were within budget, the issues … Continue reading

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