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6 Influential Women in Project Management people project integration management Nov 07, 2021

I noticed that my most recent project management classes have had an unexpected number of women.  In fact, one class is 2/3 women and 1/3 men, which is exactly the opposite of what recent surveys have shown exists in most workplaces. It is good to see this diversity gap may be closing.

Last month, October, was Global Diversity Awareness Month, and last Thursday was International Project...

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What is the Project Management Risk Process? risk management technical Oct 31, 2021

What is the project management risk process?  The project management Risk Assessment Framework is a flexible, easily scaled, and tailored framework aligned with the Project Management Institute's PMBOK® Guide. 

The benefit of the framework is that it is easy enough for an aspiring, new, and accidental project manager to understand yet comprehensive enough that even seasoned...

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5 Tips New Project Managers Need to Succeed people project integration management Oct 24, 2021

Are you an aspiring, new, or accidental project manager?  The tips in this blog are generally focused on you, however some are more important than others for those just starting out. These 5 tips are things that I learned early as a new project manager and hope they will benefit your careers as well!

  • Get in GEAR - be an active listener:  Active listening is especially important for a...
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5 Ways Project Managers Can be Better Organized project integration management technical Oct 17, 2021

As project managers, we have a great responsibility to organize and manage the work of projects for our project sponsors and clients. The effort we put into this sometimes makes it difficult or impossible for us to be as personally organized as we might want or need. Unfortunately this might reflect poorly on our project management efforts, so we need to be as efficient and effective as...

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Is the PMP® Still Relevant in 2021? project integration management technical Oct 10, 2021

I recently volunteered to coach and mentor adult learners in an organization which is putting some of their staff through a project management training program.  When wrapping up a session a couple of weeks ago, I got a surprising question.  "Should I get my PMP certificate?  What about all the other certifications?  My boss is very pro Lean Six Sigma."

To start with, the...

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3 Major Skills Every Project Manager Needs to Succeed communications management people project integration management resource management Oct 03, 2021

To be successful, project managers need many different and diverse skills, ranging from expertise in their industry to business, and of course, project management technical skills.  Someone recently asked my what major skills project managers need.

To respond to this question, I grouped the most important into three major categories.  Without developing these skills, it is unlikely a...

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The Ultimate Guide to Effective Project Communication Plans communications management technical Sep 26, 2021

According to the PMBOK® Guide, communications is 75-90% of the work of a project manager.  However, it's important to note that it is not just about talking. The work of a project manager includes writing reports, giving presentations, engaging with stakeholders, conducting meetings, training, mentoring, and of course, a large dose of active listening. In addition, other core or...

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Is Project Management a Good Career? people project integration management Sep 19, 2021

Short answer?  Absolutely! Being a professional project manager can provide great job satisfaction and excellent compensation and be a stepping stone to something more.  Take it from someone who has been managing various projects in various roles for over 30 years.

Here are just a few of the features that make project management a great career:

High Demand: There has been a nearly...

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5 Tried-and-True Strategies for Entrepreneurial Success business resource management Sep 12, 2021

You’ve gotten your business off the ground - but now, you want to take your company to the next level by running a tighter ship. You might be wondering which projects and process improvements you should prioritize first. From working with PPC Group to establish efficient project management workflows to choosing ideal software for your business, there are plenty of things you can do to...

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Compile Useful Information as You Go project integration management technical Sep 05, 2021

Projects generate vast amounts of data beyond the regular retrospectives and lessons learned. As the project progresses, collect and index this data.

Project data and documents contain information such as:

  • Plans and changes to plans (e.g., budget management plan, schedules)
  • Performance of the project and people involved (e.g., the metrics)
  • Value and benefits the project provided
  • Problems faced...
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