Kill the messenger?

Musings on Project Management

Ribeiro, writing in NASA's ASK magazine, has a nice posting on risk perception. The messenger: “Unfortunately, my King … here I am, unwilling and unwanted … because I know that no one ever welcomes a bearer of bad news.” Antigone by Sophocles, circa 442 BC The surprise: “It is pardonable to be defeated, but never to be surprised.” Frederick, the Great Who's listening? Pedro C. Risk Management

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A commentary on Agile

Musings on Project Management

I was looking back at some prior essays on Agile and came across the April 2012 PMNetwork magazine. Specifically I was attracted (again) to page 58 for an interview with some agilists on the state of the practice. Here are a couple of quotes from Jim Highsmith worth tucking away: Agile project management embraces both “doing” agile and “being” agile—and the latter is the hardest. agile best value Project Value

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Perceptions on risk -- a perfect storm of problems.

Musings on Project Management

Ribeiro, writing in ASK magazine for NASA, has a nice posting on risk perception. The messenger: “Unfortunately, my King … here I am, unwilling and unwanted … because I know that no one ever welcomes a bearer of bad news.” Antigone by Sophocles, circa 442 BC The surprise: “It is pardonable to be defeated, but never to be surprised.” Frederick, the Great Pedro C. He reports on a study Risk Management

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Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

Read any of the case studies which are published in PMI’s monthly PM Network magazine and effective risk management is nearly always identified as a contributor to a team’s success on large, complex projects.

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Agile -- the state of things

Musings on Project Management

I was looking back at some prior essays on Agile and came across the April 2012 PMNetwork magazine. Specifically I was attracted (again) to page 58 for an interview with some agilists on the state of the practice. Here are a couple of quotes from Jim Highsmith worth tucking away: Agile project management embraces both “doing” agile and “being” agile—and the latter is the hardest. agile

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How to Plan an Event

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That can include radio, TV, newspaper and magazine advertisements. We leveraged radio, and TV, newspapers, and magazines. Need to know how to plan an event? If you’re planning a big event like a conference, we can help you successfully plan, structure and lay it out.

Focusing on What Matters #IPMDay19

Girl's Guide to PM

Mike Belch, associate director at consultancy RSM, spoke to Project Magazine recently and was open about his experiences with stress. This year, the theme of International Project Management Day is ‘Focusing on What Matters.’. IPM Day is always the first Thursday in November.

2019 242

Do You Need to Go to University to Gain a Career in Project Management?

Arras People

This article originally appeared in PMI’s PM Network magazine – the magazine for members. The short answer is no – there are plenty of people working in project management today that haven’t been to university. Not having a degree won’t stop you from entering a project management job yet lots of employers do prefer that their staff have a degree for certain roles – management positions being one of them.

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Buyer Persona: How to Make One that Actually Helps

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Buy magazines that your target market would buy. Subscribes to 2+ gardening magazines. Strange question: Do you know the brand of toothpaste your customers use at night? To know your customer, you don’t need to know what toothpaste they use or what toilet paper is next to their toilet.

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Agile: Should I Be Taking Training? – Project Management Advice

Arras People

This short advice piece is taken from my latest column for PMI’s PM Network magazine – available to members. “ I’m hearing a lot about Agile and project management. Should I be taking some training in this area?” ” Agile and more specifically Agile Project Management has certainly been in the spotlight over the last few years and this is a question I’ve been asked a lot. Project Managers, especially those working within I.T

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Linkedin and Project Manager Titles

Arras People

These Q&As come from my column in PM Network – the membership magazine for the Project Management Institute. What’s the best way to write a title on Linkedin?

2018 181

Easy Projects Makes Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies list for the second year in a row

EasyProjects

Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca. Toronto, ON (September 12th, 2019) – Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked Easy Projects, No.

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Tips & Tools for Project Roadmaps

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Think of it as the coverlines in a magazine. Due to all of the minutia of a project, it’s easy for a project manager to get lost in the details, and lose track of the big picture.

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Business Forecasting: Why You Need It & How to Do It

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This includes official reports from governments, publications, financial statements from banks or other financial institutions, annual reports of companies, journals, newspapers, magazines and other periodicals. If only we were able to predict the future, we’d all be rich.

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Project Management Career Q&A – Strategic and Business Management Development

Arras People

This Q&A originally featured in PMI’s PM Network magazine – June 2017 edition. As a project manager thinking about my development for the coming year, what would you recommend in the ‘strategic and business management’ portion of the Talent Triangle? The great thing about this portion of the triangle is that the world really is your oyster.

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How to Create SMART Goals

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SMART first appeared in a 1981 issue of the magazine Management Review , in a paper by Gorge T. SMART is an mnemonic acronym that establishes criteria for ideal goals and objectives in a project.

2018 424

New to Project Management – No Experience!

Arras People

These Q&As come from my column in PM Network – the membership magazine for the Project Management Institute.

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Easy Projects places No. 308 on The Globe and Mail’s brand-new ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies

EasyProjects

The full list of 2019 winners, and accompanying editorial coverage, is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine—out now—and online at tgam.ca/TopGrowing. million readers every week in our print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 1.8

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Seven Priorities for Project Managers in 2019

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And you cannot even read a decent professional magazine in that time. Anyone who tells you, with 100% certainty, what 2019 will look like at the start of the year is bonkers. The best we can do is to recognize that the seed of each new year was planted in the previous year.

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How To Make Time for Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

Examples of quick fix training opportunities include: Reading magazine articles. Even if you have your favourite industry magazines and websites you are still reliant on what they have published recently. The best project managers invest time in professional development.

2018 352

Forbes Communications Council – Why Is It Good For Your Business?

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Forbes is one of the most popular American business magazines. What Is Forbes Communications Council? Productivity forbes communications council

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Getting Ready For a Project Management Job Change

Arras People

These Q&As come from my column in PM Network – the membership magazine for the Project Management Institute. I’m thinking about a change in job this year, is there anything I can be doing now in preparation? Like every good project professional you should start with a plan.

2018 183

Project Management Intuition: Why Some Have It and How You Can Get It

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Browse the web for interesting articles, visit a museum or read a magazine. Intuition is an important part of decision making. There’s a reason why we use phrases like “listen to your gut” or “let your heart speak.” Both our gut and our heart have complex networks of nerve cells.

2018 381

Performance Management Report for Sponsors

Arras People

The latest edition of Project, the magazine from APM quoted the PMI figures that between 2010 and 2020 the number of new project management roles estimated to be created globally will be 15.7 The group was sipping coffee and chatting until I interrupted them.

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Successfully Pivoting Your Sales Strategy

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Our co-founder and CEO, Yuri Sagalov, recently authored an article in Selling Power magazine titled Successfully Navigating a Sales Pivot. Selling Power provides an online magazine, a blog, events, a TV channel and other resources to help sales teams lead their sales forces to deliver higher revenues. In the article, Yuri shares some valuable lessons that we learned when we redefined our go-to-market sales strategy when we launched Amium.

Dreading Taking the Meeting Minutes?

Arras People

This question came from my regular column in PMI’s Network magazine – if you have a question, leave it in the comments section and we’ll feature it in a future edition. I’ve been working in a Project Officer role for a few months, it’s my first time in the role and I feel out of my depth. I really dread having to minute the project meetings because I don’t know what people are talking about, what should I do?

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Key Growth Strategies for New Businesses

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One of my favorites is Entrepreneur, like Entrepreneur Magazine, Entrepreneur Online. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, has been an entrepreneur and business owner for about 20 years.

Winter Is Coming: Project Management Lessons from Game of Thrones

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Read project management articles , magazines and books. “A bruise is a lesson… and each lesson makes us better” – Arya Stark. Project managers can get pretty bruised by the lessons projects throw at us. But we deserve a little time off too.

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Project Management Careers Q&A – Becoming a Business Agile Coach

Arras People

This Q&A originally featured in PMI’s PM Network magazine – June 2017 edition. I have been in practice with Agile, particularly Scrum, Kanban and XP, and I am looking to become an Agile Coach. I am currently certified as a CSM and CSPO. While I have a great understanding of guiding from a “bottom-up” perspective, I am very interested in coaching from a “top-down” point of view.

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5 More Inspirational Quotes for Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

Business Life magazine – the one shoved in the seat pockets on British Airways flights – has a column in this month talking about project. Here are some more of the quotes that have inspired me recently. I am loving using iMovie!

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Project Management Careers Q&A – PMO Manager Career Path

Arras People

This article was recently published in PM Network – the monthly project management magazine for PMI members worldwide. I’ve been working as a PMO Manager for a number of years now and I want to progress further into portfolio level PMOs, getting involved in strategy execution and generally working at a more senior level. What do I need to consider to make this transition?

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10 Email Marketing Examples to Inspire Your Next Campaign

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Another good email marketing example that features clever email subject line use is Women’s Health Magazine. When it comes to email marketing, it can be difficult to constantly be creative and come up with innovative campaign ideas.

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Top 10 Project Management Blogs to Follow In 2019

Taskque

It is a web-based magazine dedicated to project management. Project management has evolved from few basic principles into a domain of knowledge.

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Sharing Economy at work?

The Lazy Project Manager

The magazine Alternatives Economiques, defines it as people creating value together. A guest post by my friends at Genius Project. The phenomenon of the sharing economy can be attributed to the likes of some popular names such as Uber and Airbnb.

2016 195

The Best Self-Help Books to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

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Fran Hauser is a media executive and startup investor who’s worked for iconic digital magazines such as People, InStyle and Entertainment Weekly. The idea of self-help has almost become a parody.

2019 365

Commanding More Respect as a Project Manager

Arras People

This short advice piece is taken from my latest column for PMI’s Network magazine – available to members. “ As a young Project Manager I get this feeling that my youth & inexperience is working against me.

2016 242

All Set For International Project Management Day 2019? The Only Project Management Guide you Need

Taskque

PM Network – This monthly magazine reviews the latest tools, techniques, and best practices leverage by top-level project managers. When Lori Milhaven collaborated with Laverne Johnson, the result was the first IIL (International Institute of Learning) conference.

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Performance management report for project sponsors- must do better

Ron Rosenhead

The latest edition of Project, the magazine from APM said between 2010 and 2020 61% of organisations offer project management training for their staff. The group were sipping coffee and chatting until I interrupted them.

2016 144

Expert Tips on Lessons Learned [Video]

Girl's Guide to PM

You did ask me about what I’m working on at the moment, and I’m doing a report for the APM Project Magazine, looking at lessons learned and how social media is used within lessons learned. The results will be in the APM magazine, won’t they? Project magazine?

2017 260

Agile & Project PPM: The Better Together Story

MPUG

According to another article published in Forbes Magazine , even Amazon has embraced Agile to improve its capabilities and to evolve into a more efficient and responsive company. Agile PPM & Project.

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