Illusory Measures

You can measure anything, but you can’t forecast everything. There are many project management people that strongly suggest the world of projects can be clearly planned, measured and forecast. I disagree with this commonly held belief and propose that we begin to accept responsibility for unknown scope.  Beliefs like this have only added to the […]
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Selecting the right management course

Lately I’ve had several people asking how to decide whether our Introduction to Management Skills course at Learning Tree is the right courses to take. The more I’ve thought about this, the more I realized that a video podcast would be the easiest way to express my thoughts. If you’ve been thinking about taking a […]
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Training Value Proposition – Part 2

Part 2 In my last blog I discussed four common “training value propositions.” I suggested that organizations tend to see training and development as either a way to police, maintain power, leverage currency or sustain ongoing personal development. I encouraged you to support a culture that builds people, rather than focusing primarily on policing, rules, […]
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Project Management and the Value of People

In my last blog I talked about the environment of chaos that many of our projects live within. Today I would like to talk about training and how it impacts your project management community. Before we can talk about the benefits of training, we need to discuss the impact your organization has on training. Yes, […]
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Project Chaos and Change Management

In my last blog I proposed increasing your project success through stakeholder engagement and the use of SIMSCoM. This week I would like to take a look at the application of change management theory. You always hear people talking about change management, but rarely do you see anyone applying change management in practice. Let’s take […]
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