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The 5 Big Differences between Decision Models and Business Rules

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Is Situational Leadership Relevant to Project Management?

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The Benefits—and Limits—of Decision Models

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Is Your Team Aligned?

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4 Signs to Pull Over and Stop a Project

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Sometimes you have to take a half step back...

"Sometimes you have to take a half step back to take two forward." -Vince McMahon

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The Rock n' Roll of Project Managemement

What Pete Townshend Teaches Us About Project Management In this PM Hut article, author Carl Manello incorporates the lyrics of Pete Townshend, guitarist and songwriter of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band The Who, into the inner workings of efficient project management delivery. When pr...

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Best Practices to Build and Mature Your PMO Series: Getting Started

PMOs are necessary, but which kind? PMOs are necessary for any organization who wants strategy to be translated into results. In this blog post from PMO Central, the initial question of “what do you want from your PMO” is explored. Namely, it suggests that you must ask yourself if you wan...

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The 5 Big Differences between Decision Models and Business Rules

What’s the difference, and why does it matter? This article featured on BPM Institute and written by Larry Goldberg answers one not-so-simple question: “how will adopting the Decision Model different from what we’re doing now, and why are those differences important?” The answer takes qui...

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Incrementalism is...

“Incrementalism is innovation’s worst enemy.” -Nicholas Negroponte

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Project Management and the Three Body Problem

According to Glen B. Alleman, cost, schedule, and technical outcomes are the three elements that compose all projects. They impact each other and react to those impacts dynamically in a triangle referred to as the “Three Body” problem. Alleman discusses in a blog post how to work around t...

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Is Situational Leadership Relevant to Project Management?

The Situational Leadership theory, developed by Hersey and Blanchard from the 1970’s onwards, stated that leadership needed both task behavior as well as relationship behavior in order to get the best performance from people. It also understood that people that are tasked with a job may h...

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With great power...

"With great power, there must also come--great responsibility!" -Stan Lee

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Decision Making Models: a Primer

There are options Decision making models must be understood by the team using them, and clear in what is being measured, and how. Naturally there is more than one decision model to choose from, and this post by Judith Stein helps explain a few of them, such as this explanation of what Con...

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Become a better communicator with DISC profiling

Projects are about people, but what KIND of people? Projects may be about people, but that doesn’t mean that project managers necessarily focus on how well they treat their staff and stakeholders. Susanne Madsen, project leadership expert, discusses one of the most important elements of s...

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The Benefits—and Limits—of Decision Models

Decision models are growing The increase in sophistication and access to data has made decision modeling something that many executives are very focused on—and for good reason. Decision models help make accurate predictions and ease the difficulty of making the right choice when there are...

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Greatness is won...

"Greatness is won, not awarded." -Guy Kawasaki

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In Tough Times, Where Do PMOs Add Value?

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Discussion of project management offices (PMOs) these days tend to focus on the portfolio aspect, which deals with organizational alignment and careful project selection. Ralf Finchett Jr. writes in a blog post at PMO Planet though that leadership teams are actually more focused right now on controlling curr...

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Three leadership behaviors of successful project managers

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Project managers are examples Project managers, whether they think of them as examples or not, act as the figurehead of their teams. Because of this, every action they perform (good or otherwise) is amplified by their teams and embraced as what is acceptable. Clearly, it’s important that project managers dem...

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Is Your Team Aligned?

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

If Your Team Doesn’t Know, It’s Your Fault Have a meeting with your team and ask them if they know what the organizational priorities are. If your employees aren’t saying the right answers, have no clue or have different opinions, it might be time to align your team with the business’ goals and mission and m...

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4 Tricks to Get and Stay Focused at Work

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Alexa Von Tobel has four basic tricks to keep engaged during those long days at work. First, the Internet is the most amazing and versatile tool we have available to us, which means you need to keep the heck away from it when you work. Second, get into a routine where getting work done becomes a natural acti...

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