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People, Projects, and Organizations

September 20, 2018

Get Your Employees Connected To Your Value Chain

So often, people do things because that’s what they’re “supposed to do.” Managers assign responsibilities as tasks to be checked off a list. But this approach […]
September 13, 2018
Initiative Prioritization

5 Steps to Better Initiative Prioritization

Often, it’s not until things aren’t getting done that it suddenly becomes very clear: Employees are being asked to do more than they can actually do. […]
May 24, 2016
successful project management

Three Important Strategies That Will Lead to More Successful Project Management

Guest Blog Post By: Brooke Cade | Freelance Writer: Workfront   Project managers have the best of both worlds: they oversee the daily tasks of their team […]
May 16, 2016
delivering bad news

Breaking Bad News – 3 Easy Steps to Tell Stakeholders What They Don’t Want to Hear

Guest Blog Post By: Alison H. Sigmon, M.Ed., PMP | Author: Delivering Bad News in Good Ways   Maybe one of these situations sounds familiar…  The marketing strategy […]
May 10, 2016
what is project management

What is Project Management: Understanding Your Responsibilities

Modern organizations run on projects, but projects don’t just run successfully on their own. That’s why we have project managers. So what is project management? If […]
April 26, 2016
business analyst responsiblities

Understanding Your Business Analysis Responsibilities

Whether you have the title or not or know the business analyst responsibilities, if you’re doing the work of business analysis, your job is to recommend […]
April 12, 2016
what is business analysis

What’s in a Name: Business Analysis

What is business analysis? Is it work that’s reserved only for those with the professional title? According to the IIBA, “Business Analysis is the practice of […]
March 29, 2016
what is project management

The Practicalities of Project Management

Just what is project management? If you’re looking for the textbook project management definition, a good place to start is the Project Management Institute, which defines […]
February 23, 2016
effective gantt charts

Effective Gantt Charts: Reading Between the Lines

Chances are, at some point or another, you’ve encountered a Gantt chart. These bar charts are great tools for graphically illustrating a project schedule and, done […]
February 9, 2016
change control

Change Control Keeps Expectations Clear

Requests for changes aren’t unusual in project management. And that’s OK. If the environment around a project shifts—the budget or the capabilities needed, for example—change should […]