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Featured Blog Posts – January 2012 Archive (4)

You're a Project Manager - Not Superman

As Project Managers, we are  commonly assigned responsibilities that can impact other projects and deliverables. So it's not uncommon for us to feel tremendous pressure to meet the project scope within the deadline and handle everything on our own. I know because I felt that with my last project. I handled majority of the tasks on my own to completion with a tad bit more time. What did I learn?

I'm not Superman. Try as I might, I am no Superman...I am a Project Manager. And as my…

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Added by Safinaaz Rawji on January 26, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Narrow YOUR Focus, Increase YOUR Impact

I do not know about you, but every once in a while when I think about all of the different causes I could join I start feeling overwhelmed. We have so much to do for our planet, our creatures and our people. Where do I start? Where do I place my focus? How can I make a difference? Then I remember this quote, a quote I love and use:

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on January 23, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Charity Begins at Work

You may have heard the saying, “charity begins at home”. The idea is that before you take care of others you take care of those who are closest to you first. Don’t give away your last dime if you have no money to feed your own family, don’t give away your time and energy to others if your own family is waiting at home for your time and energy. Today I would like to propose to you an updated version of this expression, one for our professional lives – “charity begins at work.”

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Added by Margaret Meloni on January 9, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Managing Agile Projects

Traditional IT project management has grown up around and closely aligned with the Waterfall software development methodology. As with most engineering projects the final product to be delivered is scoped, designed, built, tested and implemented – in that order. This is OK if the client knows what it needs precisely and the number of changes is relatively small. Waterfall falls down (pardon the pun) if the project is a quest to achieve an objective and everything changes…

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Added by Patrick Weaver on January 6, 2012 at 5:36am — 5 Comments

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