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Some things come to an end whether we like it or not.  Not so with projects.  Below is an article published in ProjectTimes recently that identified some ways to ensure that projects get closed for good reasons, whether we like … Continue reading


As a project manager, are you more of a giver or a taker? I would guess that most PMs see themselves as givers more than takers.  After all, stakeholders don’t come to us bearing gifts; they come to us bearing requests. … Continue reading


The challenge of working in a virtual environment is my biggest source of inspiration of project management resolutions for 2014. In addition to learning new tools and techniques for working effectively across time and space, I intend to redouble my … Continue reading


Watermark Senior Instructor Stevie Peterson, PMP, CBAP, recently added PMI-ACP® to her signature after passing her PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification exam, making her one of approximately 4,400 PMI-ACP® certified agile professionals in the world. “Stevie has a breadth … Continue reading


If you are reading this, it may mean you did not pass your PMP® exam. You are not alone. It is a difficult exam, and I have never heard anyone say it was easy. While you may feel discouraged, I … Continue reading


The thrill of tracking is probably not what keeps most of us in the field of project management. Unfortunately for those of us not too fond of tracking, it’s not really an option if we want to be able to answer the … Continue reading


I ran across an online discussion recently that posed the question: What would make you quit your job as a project manager? What would make someone not want to be a project manager? As I considered this, it didn’t take … Continue reading


Oh the joys of a vacation…and the agony of going back to work. For many, it’s the email in-box that we dread returning to most. After a week of vacation, how many unread emails do you expect in your in-box?  … Continue reading


 The power of partnerships is a simple concept that applies to many obvious examples, like business partnerships or marriage. It’s also a key concept that I find myself spending more time on in project management training because of the profound … Continue reading


 August makes me think of lots of things: hot summer days, lemonade stands, and one of the most popular topics in the media this time of year, the summer slide. I’m not talking about the summer slide like the one … Continue reading