Risky Projects: What Batman Got Wrong in Batman v Superman

By all accounts, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” wasn’t a great movie. Project managers know why: It’s because Batman didn’t understand how to manage risks in a project. All project management begins from one simple principle, outlined in Learning Tree’s Project Management: Skills for Success  course: †No one can deliver an impossible project. An “impossible” project […]
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The High Cost of Poor Project Communications Management

Organizations waste US$122 million for every US$1 billion invested due to poor project performance — a 12 percent increase over last year! In the context of organizational project and program management, communications is a core competency that, when properly executed, connects every member of a project team to a common set of strategies, goals and […]
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Four Common Styles of Resistance to Change

People resist change because of F-E-A-R: Fear of failure of the initiative or project Fear of not being able to perform, not fitting in, or not being needed in the future Fear of the future Feelings of uncertainty Heightened sense of not being in control Other fears include Loss of trust or confidence due to […]
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Making Project Culture Work for You

Project culture is a system of shared values and beliefs that influence project team member behavior. The Determinants of Project Culture Often the origin of culture lies in the values, administrative practices, and personality of the project manager. Culture responds to and mirrors the conscious and unconscious choices, behavior patterns, and prejudices of project managers. […]
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The Seven Elements of Successful Performance Planning

Why is managing performance important to my organization? The performance of any organization is dependent upon the performance of the individuals within it. In order to grow and develop it is essential for any organization to grow and develop their people toward high performance. By recognizing and utilizing their strengths and talents and developing their […]
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