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Improve Your Chances for a Successful Project - Critical Success Factors

Improve Your Chances for a Successful Project

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.   The Contemporary Issue: Managing Potential Failure One of the comments I make to senior managers during executive briefing sessions is as follows: “If all of your projects are completed successfully, you are probably not taking enough risk and not working on enough projects.” Walking the straight and narrow conservative path …

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When a Successful Project Isn't | Unmet Expectations

When a Successful Project Isn’t

By Steve Blais, PMP, PMI-PBA Project managers are well versed in the various constraints that are used to determine project success: cost (budget), time (duration) and scope. And, certainly, the constraints can be used to objectively assess the success of a project: We did everything we intended to do within the timeframe and budget allocated …

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4 Agile Don'ts by Ko Ito

4 Big Agile Don’ts Learned from TPS

By Ko Ito, PMP, PMI-ACP, DASSM     1. Don’t Be Agile   While Agile methods can trace significant influences back to Lean Manufacturing, which was inspired by the Toyota Production System (TPS), Taiichi Ohno, the father of TPS, says, “Don’t be agile,” in his book, “Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production”. Many people believe …

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Risk Management Myths and Misconceptions Demystified: Insights and Tips for Project Managers

Risk Management Myths and Misconceptions Demystified: Insights and Tips for Project Managers

Exclusive Q&A with Ruchi Gupta on Risk Management   Thought Leadership News: What is risk management? What are some common myths or misconceptions that new and aspiring project managers should know about, and can you demystify them for us? Ruchi Gupta: Risk management is a proactive approach to managing uncertainties or unknowns on a project. …

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What Organizational Leaders Can Learn from Project Management

By Susanne Madsen I often run project management training sessions and workshops for people who manage projects. Many of them aren’t career project managers and don’t even have the words project manager in their title. They are hired into an operations or business function and one of the many roles they have is to run …

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Matthew Kohut | Communication in Project Management

Communication in Project Management

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5XWtpMrKREPresented by: International Institute for Learning, Inc. Intelligence. Integrity. Innovation. Thought Leadership News™ Insight and Expertise for Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this exclusive Q&A video interview Matthew Kohut shares his advice and insights on “Communication in Project Management” as he answers these 4 questions: 1) What are some of the biggest communication challenges in …

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