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Topics focused on professional and organizational development and training.

The Bad News about Business Value

Most literature in Agile says something to the effect that it is the goal of the project to add value to the business. I attended an online class where Dr. Harold Kerzner referenced the importance of projects delivering business value. But what is business value? How do we determine it?

Using a DICE Assessment in Change Initiatives

Project management inevitably brings about change. Often if the project completes successfully,...

6 Tips for Working Virtually

I recently delivered a webinar called “6 Tips for Working Virtually.” Many of you joined it – if...

How If-Then Planning Will Help Your Team Reach Goals

Has this ever happened to you? You finish the meeting with commitments from various team members...

7 Characteristics of a Servant Leader

“Servant Leadership” is a term often heard in Agile project management. But what is it really?...

Three Competencies that Millennials Bring to Project Management

I’m a baby boomer. There are many admirable characteristics associated with my generation – hard...

The Gift of Failure: 4 Tricks to Fix Your Mindset

I just completed a project that I would not consider a success. Not a total failure but really...

Tips on Passing the New PMP Exam

If you’ve been putting off taking your Project Management Professional (PMP) test, procrastinate...