Firefighting is the enemy of Project Management – Podcast

Companies must be able to respond to changing priorities, shifting market demands, and new regulatory compliance needs. Well-documented and consistently adopted project management frameworks typically lead to greater success. But in a changing landscape, will stale...
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Virtual teams can never be as effective as collocated teams – Podcast

The world of virtual teams has grown exponentially. One study shows that remote work grew by nearly 80% in an eight year stretch. Mobile employment and virtual teams has become a strategic necessity for businesses in managing costs and streamlining processes. However,...
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All companies need a corporate PMO – Podcast

Although Project Management Offices have been around for many years, their appeal remains broad and impressive. Businesses look to PMOs to deliver benefits such as better resource planning and enhanced reporting. But, do all companies need a PMO? According to a recent...
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Negotiating a “win-win” is not in the best interest of your project – Podcast

Negotiations and the skills required for success in this area are a critical topic of discussion in business magazines and corporate training alike. In the context of project management, success depends on getting the best deal that you can to ensure positive project...
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Contracts and the Project Manager – Podcast

Contracting is often considered a huge challenge for project managers. Some even consider it a waste of time. Developing a rich, detailed understanding of the contract's terms and conditions is vital to ensuring that the organization is protected. Asking the project...
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What is more important for Project Managers, EQ or IQ? – Podcast

Emotional intelligence has taken the business world by storm. Organizations find it vital that employees have EQ to work together in a harmonious and effective way. But is good, old brain power sometimes necessary in running a project? It is enough to be able to get...
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Project Team Member Skills Development – Podcast

Organizations in the US spent over $70B last year on professional development and training for their staff. In the context of skills development whose job should it be to help team members advance? More specifically, do project managers play a role in coaching and...
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What’s more important facts or stakeholder perceptions? – Podcast

In project management circles, a significant amount of time and money is spent trying to ensure proper delivery of projects. Companies and professional associations spend scarce resources trying to ensure project success through better methodologies, approaches, and...
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Formal Training Versus On the Job Experience – Podcast

Organizations differ widely in their approach to developing their human resources. Some feel like placing them in a classroom to get knowledge from an instructor will deliver the greatest gains for the business. Others think that learning tasks and new ideas on the...
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The Project Manager’s Role in Strategy Setting – Podcast

Few questions in project management are harder to answer yet vitally important to address than the role of the project manager in strategy. Should the PM know how to work with executives to develop strategy? Perhaps they need to understand how to translate strategy...
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