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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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Playball! – Springtime, Projects, Baseball, and Stakeholders

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 gloom of winter is replaced with, well…hope. Spring also coincides … Continue reading

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How to Market Your Project

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 members are the ones who show up late for meetings, … Continue reading

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“Interesting, but what is a Project?”

Recently, I volunteered at a fundraising gala for my favorite charity the American Red Cross. During this event I started talking with a guest who was very elegant, with perfect hair, makeup and posture. What struck me about her was … Continue reading

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My Strongest Sponsor – A Love Story

If you’ve ever managed or have been part of a project, then you’ve probably come across a project sponsor. You know, the senior person that you go to for advice and support when there is a problem. Your sponsor (also … 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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Can I be brutally honest with you?

A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take. ~ Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert I worked with an executive team that gathered together each month to review performance, strategy, milestones and … Continue reading

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