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Efficient Project Team Consolidation in Post-Merger Companies

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Efficient Project Team Consolidation in Post-Merger Companies

Nat Schatz – July 11, 2018 Introduction When evaluating the acquisition of a company, many organizations emphasize the financial aspects of the consolidation as part of their due diligence, such as: Impact on sales and compatibility of product portfolios Impact on profitability Post-consolidation synergies Potential costs savings through reduction in...

Hybrid Scheduling: Naming the Elephant

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Hybrid Scheduling: Naming the Elephant

mark romanelli – July 16, 2018 Mark Romanelli is a full time lecturer in the Sports, Culture, and Events Management program at the University of Applied Science Kufstein Tirol (FH Kufstien Tirol) in Kufstein, Austria. His curriculum includes courses in Project Management and Strategic Project Development. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and a Certified...

ProjectManagement.com – Transforming Your Team

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ProjectManagement.com - Transforming Your Team

Al Taylor – July 16, 2018 Al Taylor is an independent IT contractor in Ontario, Canada. Project managers understand transformations. They go through many personal transformations on their professional journey, and they facilitate many transformations during each project’s journey—from charter to post-implementation review. Here are some examples: They transform uncertainty and...

The PMO Brand Needs a Refresh

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Is There a ‘Right’ PMO of Tomorrow?

Bruce Garrod – July 16, 2018 Following 20 years at a large Canadian telecommunications firm, Bruce established the project management consulting firm Solutions Management Inc (SMI). Since 1999, he has provided contract project/program management services, been a source for project management support personnel and created/delivered courses to over 7,000 participants in Canada, the...

The Unanchored Project Manager Vol. 3: Executing Life as an Unanchored PM

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The Unanchored Project Manager Vol. 2: Planning Life as an Unanchored PM

Michael Huber – July 11, 2018 Michael is a technical project/program management manager. In my previous column, I explained some planning tactics that I have used (and continue to use) to overcome obstacles to make yourself as unanchored as you wish. The greatest measure of your success is that your objectives and journey are transparent to those you work with, if you choose. If...

Why You Shouldn’t Focus on Corporate Culture

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Why You Shouldn't Focus on Corporate Culture

Andy Jordan – July 9, 2018 Andy Jordan is President of Roffensian Consulting S.A., a Roatan, Honduras-based management consulting firm with a comprehensive project management practice. Andy always appreciates feedback and discussion on the issues raised in his articles and can be reached at andy.jordan@roffensian.com. Andy’s new book Risk Management for Project Driven...

Help Your PMO Thrive in an Agile World: Become the CFO’s New Best Friend

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Help Your PMO Thrive in an Agile World: Become the CFO's New Best Friend

Donna Fitzgerald – July 9, 2018 Donna Fitzgerald is a seasoned PPM and strategy execution expert, specializing in practical advice designed to produce the results organizations need. She spent 10 years at Gartner helping clients solve such problems as how to effectively execute strategy, how to convert the IT PMO into an agile powerhouse and how to improve their enterprise...

The Digital Age: What Challenges Await New PMs?

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The Digital Age: What Challenges Await New PMs?

Jiju Nair – July 9, 2018 Jiju is a project manager who takes on projects that need help. He likes a challenge put in front of him to be solved in a fixed amount of time. Because of this trait, he was fortunate enough to be called upon for completing projects in distress. Through detailed analysis and designing mitigation strategies, he is able to turn distressed projects into...

Topic Teasers Vol. 108: Leading People to Change

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Topic Teasers Vol. 106: Hidden Easter Eggs in PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition

Barbee Davis – July 5, 2018 Are they just making up new things for project managers to do these days? My boss now wants me to lead a team to create and introduce some major organizational change. I’m used to doing projects where there is something tangible to show at the end of it, and I barely lived through the last time we tried to change things around here. Isn’t change...

Emotional Intelligence: The Power to Access Our Agile Mindset

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Emotional Intelligence: The Power to Access Our Agile Mindset

Amy Whicker – July 3, 2018 Amy Whicker started her career as a computer science professor. She taught many computer languages and the theory behind waterfall and agile. After nine years of teaching, Amy decided to transition into industry, where she played many different roles on agile teams and became an instant agile enthusiast. Amy is active in the agile community. She was one...

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