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 When I ask students for their biggest challenges in managing projects, they usually tell me it’s the lack of people, time, or money. They just don’t have enough resources to get done what’s expected of them.  I don’t doubt it. … Continue reading


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There are so many great lessons we learn as children. Do you remember stop, drop and roll? It is one of the first simple safety techniques that we are taught that helps extinguish a fire on our clothes or hair … Continue reading


At the conclusion of a recent project management class, a student sighed heavily and noted that, “If I did all of this stuff, my stakeholders would shoot me.” I hear this sentiment often from students who are new to project … Continue reading


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BobtheBA. Have you noticed that more and more people are working from home these days? Perhaps they actually work in the office, but they are cube-less (without a permanent desk)? I am sure you have noticed all of the people … Continue reading


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BobtheBA. I see and hear it all the time – Business Analysts make reference to their business partners saying, “they never know what they want”, “they keep changing their requirements again and again”, or “once again I led them to water”. … Continue reading


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Well it is tax time once again and for some folks it is time to think of remodeling your home. Exciting right? It can be… it can also be a maddening roller coaster ride that is difficult to stop. The next … Continue reading


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


A couple of days ago I fired up my online calendar and started to schedule a meeting with my manager.  Our meetings are typically less than 30 minutes long, but I had  a lot to talk about, so I was … 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