Are Project Managers A Dime a Dozen?

I heard a quote the other day that really shocked me, and it would shock anybody in the project management industry. I was talking to a coworker about the job market and he said, “you know project managers are a dime a dozen.” When I heard that, my mouth dropped. I started to have doubts …

Common Project Communication Problems

There are hundreds of communication problems that project managers run into daily. However, since it is impossilbe to solve all of them, let’s spend some time and look the most common. If project managers at least knew the most common and fixed them, that will go a long way in helping them be successful. When …

4 Ways to Successfully Manage Projects

There are countless resources, guidelines and tips on how to successfully manage projects. But one topic that’s not often covered involves project failures. Not many project managers are ready to admit failure. However, it’s still all too common to see projects fail and that’s why it’s essential to identify and analyse the potential risks and …

“P” in PMO = People

There is no shortage of publications on PMOs. Be it a book, a tweet, a blog, an article, a whitepaper, the breadth on this topic is amazing. Despite this wealth of information, there has always seemed to be a gap in depth on both the tactical approach to building a PMO and the topic of …

Communication Tools – Virtual Team Members

Hi everyone,I often get asked about working with virtual teams and communicating project information around the world. This is often one of the hardest parts of a project manager’s job and one that I have helped project managers with for years.Here are a common set of communication tools that I feel are critical to use …

PMO Staffing Models

Many PMO Managers struggle with understanding what resources they need in their organization. Some PMO managers fill their orgs with contractors only, some with all employees, some actually use both. It is most common for PMO managers to use both, basically following what most companies do across the organization.Well, this is a pretty common question …

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