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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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The 1 “Killer” Mistake That Project Managers Make…and Why They Keep Making It!

Being a project manager is hard work. You have to deal with team members, sponsors, stakeholders, subject matter experts, and other nosey types that all have opinions. Some of these folks love to sit around and dissect every action and … Continue reading

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Corporate Politics for Project Managers 101

Project Managers are usually not very good at playing corporate politics. Sure, most are skilled at managing project sponsors and cross functional teams. The best are nimble at navigating complex organizational structures – but, project managers are usually not political … Continue reading

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7 Things They Don’t Teach You in Project Management School

I have a friend who just passed the PMP exam. Congratulations to her and all the recently certified project management professionals. Right now, you are walking encyclopedias of project management terms, tools, and techniques. You know the PMBOK by heart and … Continue reading

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Why Are Soft Skills So Hard?

It’s common to hear business leaders talk about their skills as a collection of tools that are kept in a toolbox. The idea is that for any job or task, there is a tool or skill that can be used … Continue reading

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Nailing Your Global Project Kick-Off Meeting

So you have just been named to lead a strategically important global project. This is a plum assignment and one you have been working towards for over 10 years. There will be visibility for you and the team all the … Continue reading

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