Here is my list of the big project management stories of 2010 and what lessons they offer for project managers. At a glance, I think risk planning and perseverance are the take-aways. And there are only 8 stories - project managers are all about efficiency, right?
1. March 23 – Passage of the Healthcare Bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Regardless of what your opinion is on this legislation, the project of getting it passed was successful, and achieved…
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After decades of business effectiveness consulting and executive experience, I would outline my learning's in this Blog, or coach if there is sufficient interest.
Please network to me, or email if interested: George.Sibbald@att.net
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A report on ElfiLeaks.org - the whistle blowing website - reveals that Santa faces a triple threat as rising costs, workplace tensions and climate change undermine his traditional way of doing business. Click on the link to get the report.
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In management circles, the General Dwight D. Eisenhower quote “Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable,” is often heard. At first, the quote might seem to be a contradiction, but when put under the lens of execution, there’s a lot of truth there.
Just think about your last project and how many weeks or months were spent planning the strategy, business case and project management approach. In large bureaucratic organizations, the project planning phase can extend for months…
You have worked side-by-side with your team for quite some time and the good news is that it has been truly enjoyable. You get along, you work hard together and you laugh hard together. Lucky you, this might even be an example of a high performing team. You assumed it was because you had so much in common.
Then one day the inevitable occurred. The conversation turned toward religion or politics or some other high stakes topic. You were not too concerned. After all,…Continue
One of the more obscure terms that you need to know for the PMP Exam is the "Tornado Diagram". Basically, the tornado diagram is a typical display format of the sensitivity analysis. Let's look at this in more detail. A Tornado diagram, also called tornado plot or tornado chart, is a special type of Bar chart, where the data categories are listed vertically instead of the standard horizontal presentation, and the categories are ordered so that the largest bar appears at the top of the chart,…Continue
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The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from http://www.free-pm-exam-questions.com – The answer is at the very bottom:
PMBOK Section: Sequence Activities
Process Group: Planning Process Group
Question Type: Calculation
Knowledge Area: Time…
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Several weeks ago I was contacted by Jason Hoffman, a Scrum master, to see if I would be interested in meeting up with others in the Madison area that run Agile projects, work on Agile projects or folks who are just interested in hearing more about Agile. Previously Jason use to attend meetings like this when he lived in the Twin Cities and he wanted to start something up like it in Madison,…
To aid understanding of the differences better have tried to defined Operations and Turnkey Projects.
Operations can be defined…Continue
Been a project manager and managed project managers over my work-ex. Been on both the sides of the table. Listed below are few of my observations on the various stake holders
Escalations: There is a massive resistance from vendor PM's working on turnkey project to escalate on the client side. At times same tendency is observed for internal reporting too. On the contrary, client PM's…Continue
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I would like to know if anyone has used a service such as Ladders.com, ExecutiveResumes.com (ERI) and Activeselections.com and the outcome of your experience.
I am trying to decide whether or not to use these services to get contacts and private job listings. They also offer other services to help you find a job (resume writing, marketing, etc.).
Activeselections.com cost about 4,500 (most expensive one) which is based on the salary you are looking for. They…Continue
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Sometimes conflict cannot be avoided and that is not a bad thing. When you and your team or you and a colleague resolve a conflict together, you build a better working relationship. When I say to you, ‘Don’t give in without a fight’; I don’t mean go have an ugly nasty altercation. I mean don’t just back down when you have a disagreement, don’t avoid a healthy debate and don’t give in because…Continue
All too often I hear about organizations that declare “We are now Agile…” or someone in management looks at the development team and says: “go forth and be Agile…”, and then throws them to the wolves to figure out how without any training. Some in the leadership may embrace it enthusiastically and say “we need to be more agile…”, while others are complete skeptics and believe that without all the…Continue
I recently wrote a blog entry entitled, “Do you have a Job Search Strategy?” which touched briefly on the hidden job market. Many readers already know that networking is the best tool for uncovering jobs yet to be advertised or released to the public.…Continue
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