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Project Productivity Parasites careers pmo productivity project management ruffin veal iii Apr 06, 2022

Welcome to this edition of the ProjectTalk newsletter. 

Making productive use of our time is essential for project success. In addition, we must think long term. However, there are unavoidable...

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What is Earned Value Management in Construction and Engineering? careers construction cora ppm engineering project management Mar 28, 2022

How Earned Value Management works is explained in detail in the Project Management Institute (PMI) paper, Earned Value Management Systems1, and is summed up as follows:

“Earned Value...

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Our PMO Career Path: Three Underestimated Concepts careers pmo project management ruffin veal iii Mar 14, 2022

Welcome to this edition of the ProjectTalk newsletter. 

Along our professional journey each of us who aspires advancement to higher levels of PM management must develop certain skillsets that...

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A Guide to Rating Employees on Annual Performance Reviews careers chris kopp communication leadership project management Feb 15, 2022

I walked into my manager’s office with a bit of a swagger and a smug look. “Everything for this week is done,” I said. “All project plans have been updated, the...

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The Evolving Definition of "Done" careers jason orloske pmo project management strategy Jan 04, 2022

"We're more concerned about meeting customer needs than defining done."

For years, I have defined "Done" as a clearly articulated definition of the output of a project. Simple enough. The project...

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Are You Falling Victim to Annual Performance Review "Bait"​? careers chris kopp leadership Oct 25, 2021

Movies that appear to be produced for the sole purpose of Academy Award nomination are called “Oscar Bait.” One strategy of movie producers in this genre is to release the film late in...

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The First Question to Ask Yourself When Something Goes Off the Rails careers chris kopp leadership pmo project management Jul 19, 2021

I once worked for a fellow who had a big job; as in, multiple departments and tons of people rolled up to him. His phone never stopped ringing, and in the constant flow of text messages and email...

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3 Reasons to not "Phone It In"​ When You Are a Remote Worker careers chris kopp communication pmo professional development project management Jun 21, 2021

I remember watching The Jetsons as a kid and thinking how cool it would be if we could video call like them. Jane, Judy, or Elroy would pop up on a desktop screen and talk to George like they were...

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I Quit 6 Months Ago, But I'm Telling You Now! How Bad Leaders Lose Good People careers jason orloske leadership Apr 28, 2021

"Will you be a reference for me?"

I've worked with this person a couple times over the past 6 years. She's smart, driven, can see the big picture and knows how to tactically plan to realize company...

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What’s Your Learning Plan? careers certifications jason orloske professional development Apr 15, 2021

I learned early in my career that professional growth and development was my responsibility, not my employers. I learned this lesson when I asked my boss what my professional development should be....

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Do your compensation systems discourage team work? careers kiron bondale leadership Feb 03, 2021
Teamwork But - Dilbert by Scott Adams

I’ve previously written about the importance for an organization’s operational capabilities which support delivery capabilities to evolve when there is a move to increase business...

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High Voltage Project Management careers joe pusz pmo project management Jan 26, 2021

High Voltage Project Management

 

Let there be sound, and there was sound
Let there be light, and there was light
Let there be drums, there was drums
Let there be guitar, there was guitar
Oh, let...
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The Psychology that can be beneficial for the Project Managers abhishek mishra careers leadership Jan 18, 2021

Prologue

Those who are carried out with routine work in a traditional organization can only work more or less with the same colleagues starting from their training period to retirement. During this...

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The best career for the hyper-organized control freak abhishek mishra careers Jan 11, 2021

Agility is the critical aspect of sustaining an innovative business. It means that the ability to juggle various tasks like understanding priorities, adapt quickly to market changes, and meet...

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