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Understand the Needs of Your Team Members | Organizational Behavior
2022 Volume 1 Number 14

Understand the Needs of Your Team Members

Most project management courses discuss project success and failure in technical and business terms. However, there is a third component that is often not discussed, namely organizational behavior success and failure.

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PMO Value | Project Management Office
2022 Volume 1 Number 14

PMO Value

In a recent ProjectManagement.com article, a well-known industry practitioner posed the statement:

“PMOs struggle to deliver value and are often not clear about what that value should be. They are frequently started…

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Systems Thinking in Complex Projects
2022 Volume 1 Number 14

Systems Thinking in Complex Projects

Project management is being applied to contexts where the outcome is both ever more important and uncertain. Consider, for example, the adoption of project management to deliver strategic corporate objectives…

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Improve Your Chances for a Successful Project - Critical Success Factors
2022 Volume 1 Number 13

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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Program Managers, Next Generation
2022 Volume 1 Number 13

Program Managers: The Next Gen Business Strategists

By Dr. Al Zeitoun A program is generally defined as a grouping of projects that can be managed consecutively or concurrently; or a combination of both. Most programs, because of their strategic nature and impact on the success of the organization, are much longer in duration and are susceptible to more challenges, risks, and a

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When a Successful Project Isn't | Unmet Expectations
2022 Volume 1 Number 12

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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7 Key Tips to Turn Your Enemy into Your Advocate: Working with 'Difficult' People
2022 Volume 1 Number 11

7 Key Tips to Turn Your Enemy into Your Advocate: Working with ‘Difficult’ People

By Susan Croft Most managers and administrators in today’s multicultural and diverse workplace must work with a variety of stakeholders: team members, colleagues, bosses, trustees, boards of directors, clients, customers, investors, partners, and others. This requires an ability to get on well with many different people – some of whom have very different behavioural and

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