Tag Archives: Project Management

Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Rent versus Buy

In a recent blog, Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Contract Risk, I addressed relative procurement risk and the selection of contract types. Within that blog I compared the initiation of procurement with the initiation of a project. In our PMPC preparation course, I regularly emphasize the integration with other knowledge areas and insight that … Continue reading Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Rent versus Buy

Good to Great and Project Management Parallels

Good to Great by Jim Collins (Harper Business, 2001) provides a statistical analysis of the characteristics that enable a good company to shift or change toward sustained greatness.  Several of the characteristics might be directly correlated to some of the concepts and tools of project management as promoted by the Project Management Institute.  PMI espouses … Continue reading Good to Great and Project Management Parallels

Networking – Project Management Style

In a recent tweet, I stated “Nothing beats face to face. Go talk WITH someone.” Despite the wealth of social media opportunities including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook we are losing the ability to enhance relationships or expand our networks. Although my list of Twitter followers, LinkedIn contacts, and Facebook friends continues to grow (with thanks to … Continue reading Networking – Project Management Style

PMI Global Congress 2013 – Nuggets of Wisdom

Seventeen simultaneous tracks focused on the Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic/Business Management. While I continue to digest the wealth of information provided at the 2013 PMI Global Congress from a single track, I can scarcely imagine what I missed. Every keynote and every Area of Focus session provided inspiration, challenged attendees to change the … Continue reading PMI Global Congress 2013 – Nuggets of Wisdom

PMI Global Congress 2013 – New Orleans – First look

First full day in New Orleans for the PMI Global Congress 2013. I can’t decide whether I want to talk about the food or the excellent program. Two thousand eighty one registered attendees from sixty nine countries. The United States, Canada, Brazil, Nigeria, and Japan head the list, with strong showings from Saudi Arabia and … Continue reading PMI Global Congress 2013 – New Orleans – First look

PMI Global Congress 2012 – First Report. The focus for the week is Change

Deep breath in – Deep breath out. This is part 1 of the PMI Global Co   ngress 2012 in Vancouver, BC. For part 2, see How to be a Leader. The pace of the deliverables for the PMI Global Congress 2012 in Vancouver, BC would do any schedule manager proud.  The focus for the week is … Continue reading PMI Global Congress 2012 – First Report. The focus for the week is Change

PMP – Beyond Self Actualization: Leading Change – Part 3

As leadership theory moves into the 21st Century, a new, integrated outlook evolves. New approaches meld perception (a typically qualitative characteristic) with statistical analysis (a quantitative approach) toward the selection of appropriate management and leadership methodology. Decades of independent research topics are now tumbling together revealing Eureka effects in rapid succession. Unlike the failed understanding … Continue reading PMP – Beyond Self Actualization: Leading Change – Part 3