Category Archives: Project Management

10 Project Haikus

Ten haikus that every project manager will be able to relate to, courtesy of Chaco Canyon Consulting. My favorite is #1: Our project was late,      so we added more people. The problem got worse. It’s funny because it’s true! But … Continue reading

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7 Hints for Selling Ideas

Being able to influence others should be a primary skill for any project manager. Bloomberg offers Seven Hints for Selling Ideas. Hint one: Seek many inputs. Listen actively to many points of view. Then incorporate aspects of each of them … Continue reading

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RIP: Rita Mulcahy

Rita Mulcahy is well known in the project management arena, having written the best and most successful PMP exam prep book as well as establishing RMC Project Management. Today I am saddened by the news that Rita passed last Saturday … Continue reading

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Achieving PM Karma

Writing on PM Karma, Jason Westland lists the 5 Goals of a project manager. Jason gets the goals right, but I have to expand on goal 4 because this is a particular pet peeve of mine: Goal 4: To keep … Continue reading

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Google Manymoon

Manymoon is a Social Productivity, Project Management and Task Management offering from Google. It is free to Google Apps users and includes: Attach Google Docs to tasks, projects and events Add project information to shared Google Calendars Gadget for collaborative … Continue reading

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Task Squid: Tasks and Collaboration

Mashable reports on a startup that is working on integrating social media with project management: Task Squid. The product is still in beta but already piques my interest. Made for simple task management, it has subtasks and ties into social … Continue reading

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100 Lessons Learned for Project Managers

The NASA web site lists 128 hints for Project Managers. Although clearly written from a build perspective, all can be generalized to any industry. There are lessons that most of us have learned the hard way: A [project] manager who … Continue reading

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PPM Maturity According to Gartner

Even though it is from July of 2007, I have just now gotten around to reading Gartner’s white paper, Toolkit Best Practices: Program and Portfolio Management Maturity Model. In it, Gartner identifies six levels as organizations progress towards program and … Continue reading

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Boiling the PM Ocean

Mark Mullaly has advice for organizations embarking on implementation of a project management system. Because PM software has so much capability, organizations tend to expect a lot from initial implementations. Enterprise PM software has evolved to become incredibly feature rich. … Continue reading

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Liquid Planning to Match Reality

The latest tool for Project Management comes from Liquid Planner, currently in beta. It is a SaaS (software as a service) offering built on Ruby on Rails an JavaScript which, the site claims, "gives LiquidPlanner a rich, desktop-like user interface … Continue reading

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