Projects at Work
  • Planning

    Working on Workflow

    - by Lisa Earle McLeod (December 10, 2014)

    Do you tackle the most critical, high-profile elements of an initiative as early as possible or hold off until you have a better understanding of the end-game? Home improvement projects, Meryl Streep, and book writing offer insights into three common mistakes project managers make when planning workflow.

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  • Knowledge-Sharing

    The Turkey Problem

    - by Adriana Beal (November 20, 2014)

    Sometimes success breeds failure. When project managers blindly apply old methods to new circumstances, they fall victim to the turkey problem. Assuming stability, they don't adapt new frameworks or solutions when warranted. Here are five ways to combine mastery and originality as you approach your next project.

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  • Professional Development

    Beyond a PM Mechanic

    - by Joseph Czarnecki, PMP (November 4, 2014)

    Project managers become project leaders when they go beyond the technical mechanics of assignments and actively focus on the link between execution and strategy. Interpreting, anticipating and leveraging are among six essential business skills that you can continuously develop to realize your full leadership potential.

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Knowledge-Sharing

Pragmatic Accountability

- by Garry Booker (December 18, 2014)

Many project teams experience an occasional lapse in accountability — important work falls through the cracks — and sometimes the problem becomes a crisis. But what exactly is ‘accountability’, and how do we improve it? Here’s a helpful model based on constancy of purpose, aligned actions and discrete outcomes.

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Decision-Making

Best PM Tools, Per ‘The Crowd’

- by ProjectsatWork.com (December 17, 2014)

A new crowdsourced report names two “leaders” and eight “high performers” among 15 project management software providers, with Wrike earning the highest customer satisfaction score based on user ratings and reviews of more than 100 products.

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President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
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Agile Consultant, BigVisible Solutions
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