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The Human Factor

There is a quote I use when training for years on Project Management around the human factor in the difference between doing Project Management well or poorly. It identifies to me the utmost importance for the art of project management … Continue reading

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Vendor Management and the PM – Part 3 The Kick Off

Having got the contract negotiated and signed it is time for the kick off to the project and it is up to the Project Manager to partner with the vendor engagement lead to get the project off to a good … Continue reading

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Vendor Management and the PM – Part 2 The Contract Negotiations

Over time I have been part of many projects involving managing the role of a vendor and have decided to document some of those experiences and lessons learned to try and establish the mythical ‘best practice’ After the selection should … Continue reading

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Driving change can hurt…

Driving change an anything can be hard and sometimes emotionally bruising. Some time ago I was asked to build out a new Project Management Office which would mean gaining buy in to the discipline of Project Management as well as … Continue reading

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What makes a good Project Manager…

If you look at the constant reports year after year on how projects fail you have to ask yourself what organizations are concluding in how to help prevent that. There was one report a few years ago that stated that … Continue reading

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Building a new discipline is so much more…

As I look into forming a Project and Portfolio Management Office I research what others have found and learn what may work by observing. And as I read I find check lists about how to go about forming a PMO … Continue reading

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In Bad Times Inspire…

Projects can either be a good breeding ground for staff to grow or they can ‘find’ people out when you need to see how they cope with stress. Every project will have a stressful moment on it and it may … Continue reading

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