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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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 #1 Information Gathering Technique: The Requirements Workshop

Requirements workshop are a highly-effective technique, bringing users and developers together for a collaborative session. These meetings are designed to help groups overcome obstacles in gathering high-quality requirements. Workshops are best led by a skilled facilitator, and assisted by a scribe to document the business requirements discovered. What do you think a good requirements workshop […]
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How to Deal with Anger in the Workplace

anger; a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.   “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson Here is a list of things project managers can do to prevent workplace anger: Treat others with respect Maintain an attitude of healthy personal self-regard Make yourself approachable […]
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Improve Your Project Leadership with an HBDI Assessment

Do you want to expand your project leadership potential?  If so, they key could lie in your ability to recognize individual differences in cognitive style and to broaden your own thinking style.  One tool to help you do so is an HBDI assessment Understanding Cognitive Differences Cognitive style refers to how a person perceives, processes, […]
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