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As any instructor will tell you, one of the best things about teaching is learning from your students.  It happens in some way, big or small, every time you get in front of people who are expecting to hear how … Continue reading

By Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP, CSM and Richard Larson PMP, CBAP The close of one year tends to make one reflect on what has occurred in the past year and ponder the future. Here we ponder some trends in the … Continue reading

Communications is, of course, the single biggest indicator of project success or failure.  As project managers, we have to think about all aspects of communications, including how much, to whom, in what format, etc.  We also get pretty savvy at … Continue reading

Recently, a project management colleague was expressing frustration with her inability to get a project moving in a constructive direction. She commented that she knew the success of the project was her responsibility, but she felt hamstrung in her ability … Continue reading

I recently heard on NPR a doctor named David Loxtercamp, author of “A Measure of Days: The Journal of a Country Doctor.” He described his views of the medical profession, and sounded like a wise and thoughtful physician. During his … Continue reading

The ability to influence without authority is a skill coveted by any project manager. Even if a project manager has complete authority over project team members (which is seldom the case), there are still other stakeholders over whom they have … Continue reading

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Hello – BobtheBA here!  Have you ever wondered why someone would be looking you directly in the eye one minute and then suddenly turn away?  Did they lose interest in what you were saying?  Had they made up their mind … Continue reading