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"Dear Angela, when every task is urgent, how can I determine what I need to prioritize?" We all run into this at one time or another, even outside of work. I’m sure there are lots of different answers for this one but for me, I always ask myself two questions. “Who needs me?” and, “Are th... (more)
by: Angela PM in:    Ask Angela PM   
Everyone with a stake in a project wants to know what's going on. Depending on who they are, they want to know the reason for the project, how it relates to other projects, what progress has been made, what issues or barriers have come up, estimates and the level of confidence to place in them, ... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Project Management Software Implementation and Adoption Best Practices   
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Disputes among coworkers are one of the biggest causes of professional deterioration. Interpersonal conflicts can ruin the atmosphere within companies and even jeopardize entire businesses if not handled properly. On average, each employee spends more than two hours a week in some sort of confli... (more)
by: Robert Morris in:    Project Management in Information Technology   
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"When is it time to consider PM software? As of today, we are working with a home grown tool, and although it does the job, it’s not time and process efficient. I really want to pitch the idea of a project management solution to my leadership team, but I’m afraid they might think the timing i... (more)
by: Angela PM in:    Ask Angela PM   
Early this morning, shortly after midnight Pacific time, the email notification system started spooling email to the send queue without delivering the email. It has affected numerous customers, but not all. We have been working throughout the day to determine the problem and will update this notice ... (more)
by: Wes Kliewer in:    PI DevOps - System Status   
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“Dear Angela, what’s your definition of a good project manager? I am not PMP certified, but have been a project manager for the past 10 years. I want to explore other career opportunities in the field, but I’m afraid to be rejected because of the lack of a PMP certificate. What should I do?" ... (more)
by: Angela PM in:    Ask Angela PM   
As a follow-up to last night's change to a new email send (SMTP) provider, we did see a few hours of delays for email receipt of notifications this morning. The dashboard notifications and RSS feeds continued to function normally. No email was lost and customers are expected to see the spooled email... (more)
by: Wes Kliewer in:    PI DevOps - System Status   
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Update 10:02am (PST) The database indexes were rebuilt and it appears that levitated the issue, Devops and Support will continue to monitor for any further errors. As of approxmiately 9:49am August 2nd, 2017 Project Insight received alerts of time out errors happening with Project Insight, Dev-O... (more)
by: Alex Roman in:    PI DevOps - System Status   
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By George Pitagorsky | Follow on Twitter! It is widely thought that transparency is a good thing. One recent study* shows that transparency goes beyond making people feel better to helping them work better. That study addresses transparency regarding definition of roles, organiz... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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No matter what your project is, there are certain steps that always lead to effective project management. While some people are born with strong leadership skills, others learn it, and leadership alone isn’t enough to ensure a 100% success rate. It’s far better to try and test a strategy b... (more)
by: Gloria Kopp in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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