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  • Project Management

    Creative Collaboration — Can it Help Project Managers?

    A friend of mine suggested I read Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration so I added it to my reading list. Dr. Keith Sawyer is the author; his writing style really appeals to me because he boils down some difficult ideas to easy to […]

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  • Scrum software development

    Scrum Project Management — The Importance of Timeboxing

    Lots of people make the bad assumption that Scrum project management does not include deadlines and is more of a fly by the seat of your pants methodology. While the lack of paperwork and a solid project plan might make those people who are accustomed […]

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  • Cloud migration

    Cloud Enablement and Why it Matters in Project Management

    You are going to encounter the concept of Cloud enablement regardless of your industry. Because project managers are so often drafted into project design and implementation in many different departments don’t want to look silly in front of the developers, you owe it to yourself […]

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  • SDLC Explination

    Understanding the SDLC isn’t Just for Programmers

    If you work in any type of project management you must understand the SDLC (software development lifecycle) because eventually you will run into it headfirst. There are so many situations that your company will probably face in the near future where you will need to […]

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  • Get stuff done

    The Main Role of a Project Manager — Getting Stuff Done

    Getting stuff done. I know it is a little simplistic and broad, but it seems to be one of the biggest problems facing most project managers right now. I have told you guys I am currently looking for a new job in project management — […]

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  • healthcare.gov failure

    Could the Healthcare.gov Failure Been Prevented with Agile PM Principles?

    The new website — healthcare.gov — the Obama Administration commissioned to help guide people through the health care enrollment process has been published and almost everyone in the country is calling it a huge flop. It is difficult to use, has a huge lag time, […]

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  • calculating contract costs

    Outsourcing — Calculating the Cost of a Contract

    As a project manager, you absolutely have to know how to calculate the cost of a contract. If all you use are straight fixed price contracts, the cost of the contract is fixed and you have nothing to calculate when making your outsourcing decisions. But […]

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  • Outsourcing

    Outsourcing and the Project Manager

    Because of amazing technology, your world has gotten smaller and outsourcing seems to be the norm. As a project manager (PM), when you start to put together your resource and personnel plan, you have the opportunity to run the Make or Buy Analysis. This comparison […]

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  • it project management pitfalls

    IT Project Management — Avoiding Common Pitfalls

    IT project management is a very unique animal that requires more flexibility than other industries. Several methodologies have been developed to help provide improved pliability of the process, but even with the new strategies, some of the same challenges continue to come up time and […]

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  • agile project management

    Project Management Styles — What is Right for You?

    Did you know there are several project management styles that can help you be more effective depending on the industry you are in? A lot of what I write about is related to following the rigid rules of project management as they are presented in books […]

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