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August 2013 Blog Posts (6)

How do I make decisions under pressure?

Whether you are managing projects, a portfolio or staff … bigger the size, more pressure you are under to make decisions under pressure. The pace of technology and resulting expectation means the time you had to consider options once seem to be reducing every day. Sometimes it feels like a daunting challenge to operate in this environment. What can one do about it?

Re-posted from my blog Project Management in…


Added by Shoaib Ahmed on August 25, 2013 at 4:06am — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator (The answer is at the very bottom):


Which of the following tasks will not be done by the processes in the planning process group?

A) Define and refine objectives    

B) Plan the course of action required to attain the objectives.    

C) Identify the project scope  …


Added by Cornelius Fichtner on August 14, 2013 at 10:04am — No Comments

8 Steps to Plan for Your Successor

Always have an exit strategy.

exit strategy for successor

That advice is a truism for nonprofits, business owners and boards of publicly traded companies. All of them have a fiduciary duty to craft succession plans for key leaders. However, the adage equally applies to project managers. You don’t want to be stuck in your position for the foreseeable future – just as ambitious, capable members of your team deserve a chance…


Added by Alison Meier on August 13, 2013 at 12:48pm — No Comments

PMP® Exam Lessons Learned From Those Who Have Been There

By Amar Roy, PMP and Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

Are you considering studying for and obtaining your Project Management Professional (PMP)®Certification? Are you wondering what study tools and methods others have used successfully? Are you interested in reading about the exam experiences of those who have recently passed the PMP® Exam? Then there is a forum you should check out on The PM PrepCast website. All of…


Added by Cornelius Fichtner on August 12, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

6 Areas Where You Can Apply “Collaborative Leverage”

Collaborative leverage is the ability to apply the right technology to the right process at the right time with the right people. It’s a concept I developed for my company,Collaborative Strategies, Inc., which talks about how to integrate collaboration into a work stream for the best adoption and highest return.

collaborative leverage

The value of…


Added by Alison Meier on August 8, 2013 at 12:15pm — No Comments

How do I manage during uncertainty?

If you are in New Zealand, you have probably had enough of the earthquakes. Difficulties …


Added by Shoaib Ahmed on August 2, 2013 at 10:31pm — No Comments

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