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Automation is all around us. You can use voice commands to look up a product on your smart home speaker like Alexa or Google Home, and you probably get your electric bill automatically deducted from your checking account. The more repetitive manual tasks we can delegate to machines and al... (more)
by: Tamara Scott in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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This article explores how to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of meetings needed to manage a project; balancing to make sure we are not creating obstacles to getting work done by individuals and coming together for meaningful communication and collaboration. Meetings are events... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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Communication is the key to project success. In project management, effective communication relies on an awareness of the way stakeholders consume information and how they exchange ideas, facts and opinions while they plan, resolve issues, and make decisions. PM tools facilitate communicati... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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Effective communication is a critical project success factor. The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a powerful tool for making sure that there is a common language for discussing and reporting on the work required to complete the project. If you are reading this, chances are, you know what a ... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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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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By Josh McAllister | Follow on Twitter! According to IDG, “Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics is expected to grow to more than $187 billion by 2019" and the project management industry is projected to hit $5.81 trillion by 2020. If a company, large or small, wants ... (more)
by: Josh McAllister in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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By George Pitagorsky | Follow on Twitter! Projects come in many shapes and sizes. Combining budget amount, scope, number of participants, subject area, degree of complexity and other attributes there are hundreds of variations. Yet, a project is a project. It requires initiation, plan... (more)
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By George Pitagorsky | Follow on Twitter! Projects and operational activities are the engine of any organization. Projects create change and operations - sales, manufacturing, delivery, support - sustains the ongoing process. At the top of any organization, the "C" Level, the ex... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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The formal description of Emotional Intelligence (EI or EQ) is the capability of individuals to recognize their own, and other people’s emotions, to discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and to manage a... (more)
by: Patti Cardiff in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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