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By George Pitagorsky | Follow on Twitter! Agile is still a controversial subject in project management circles. "Who wouldn't want agility?" You might ask. When I think of agility I think of an elegantly flowing healthy process, effective, open to change, adaptive, clear headed. I... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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By Brad Egeland | Follow on Twitter! We get warning signs all the time in our lives – personally and professionally - it's what we do with them that can determine how they affect us and what happens next. On projects that we manage, there are warning signs as well. For example, proje... (more)
by: Brad Egeland in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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We’ve all heard the term ‘analysis paralysis’. It strikes us all from time to time as we get overwhelmed with information or even day to day life. Wikipedia defines it as “the state of over-analysing a situation so that a decision is never taken”. Making decisions can be difficult but essent... (more)
by: Patti Cardiff in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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Why are you doing it that way? We’ve all heard this question posed in bewilderment or judgmental disdain. Perhaps we’ve even asked it ourselves. The confusion that often surrounds this inquiry stems from the assumption that there is only one way to do something and that “our way” is righ... (more)
by: Alison Thalhammer in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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People are multi-faced. Having a team of PMs that excel in the art of project management doesn’t just happen. They work, learn, listen, speak and communicate differently. There are many reasons using this type of knowledge can work to your advantage, here are just a few: 1. Knowing you... (more)
by: Patti Cardiff in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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We hold that there are three basic tiers to the project and portfolio management solution marketplace. Low end tools Mid-market solutions High end systems The three tiers differ in terms of the following: Functionality Investment Maturity level of the project team Time to implement ... (more)
by: Cynthia West in:    Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices   
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Our philosophy has always been to excel one area - Project and portfolio management solutions and services. In the 1990s, there was a movement in the information technology (IT) industry called 'knowledge management.' During that time, many large and sophisticated companies attempted to dev... (more)
by: Cynthia West in:    Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices   
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By George Pitagorsky | Follow on Twitter! For those new to agile process, there is a tendency to think that because it is agile there is a lack of rigor and control. The conventional thinking is that a waterfall approach is more highly controlled with its checkpoints along the pathway f... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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It's been yet another successful year for our Project Management Webinar Series! We have learned and collaborated on the industry's hottest challenges and it's not over. In this fast evolving industry, project managers are looking for creative ways to bring value to their roles and organi... (more)
by: Denise Rodriguez in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices    Comments (8)
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Having a team of PMs that excel in the art of project management doesn’t just happen. There is a complex process of personality and work styles involved that emotionally intelligent and socially aware supervisors consider when guiding and building a team. As Diane Buckley-Altwies o... (more)
by: Patti Cardiff in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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