Make Sure Your Project Customer Does the Real Testing

Repeat after me.  You can't test for your project customer.  You can help them get through it, but you can't do it for them.  In the business world,…


What Project Teams Could Teach Your CEO

CEOs know a lot about how to run a company, work with clients, lead teams.  No doubt about it.  But there is always room to learn more, right? …


The New Project Manager Successfully Managing the Experienced Project Team

The new project manager, or relatively inexperienced project manager, isn't likely to be assigned a very new or inexperienced project team on his or…


Who is Your Project Sponsor and Are they Happy?

The project sponsor is defined as “a senior executive in a corporation (often at or just below board level) who is responsible to the business for…


The First 3 Things to do When you Inherit a Sinking Project

Ever taken over one of those sinking projects halfway through the engagement?  If you haven't yet...you probably will at some point. So prepare…


Why My Project Manager is Better than Yours

I’m not saying I’m always the brightest light on the Christmas tree – I definitely have my moments.  I’m sure you’ve had those you’ve dealt with –…


We're Ready to Start – Where's My Project Team?

What if you were handed a project to lead and you started to plan out resources, verify that the budget you were given (or the price the project was…


Making Change Happen in Your Project Management Career

Are you looking for that next project management challenge in your career? Well, just about everyone else in the workplace is looking to do the same.…


Top Reasons for Project Failure

The bottom line is this...more projects fail than succeed. And by failure that can be lots of things. A project can end with a good, working,…


What to Do When the Project Client Goes into Hiding

Most clients appreciate being part of most everything on the project. Some even want to be in complete control. It can be both helpful and…


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