Knowledge Creators or Information Brokers?

I was reading an article on the plane today about knowledge creation and information exchange.  The author was discussing the fact that in developing nations, in particular the Middle East, the availability and reliability of information in general is challenging.  He...

Non-Profits and Project Management

Several months ago I was introduced to the head of a non-profit organization and invited to provide an overview of our organization’s services.  One area of interest that was discussed was project management as this person was curious about how his organization...

My Vision of Leadership in PM

Today I am thinking about what it takes to truly demonstrate leadership in project management.  It certainly is not about good organizational skills and the ability to follow procedures.  If one were to think about it, even villains and criminals are able to do just...

PMP Beyond the Designation

Project management practitioners are typically expected to join the ranks of the profession long before they venture down the certification path.  Professional certifications such as the PMP require that individuals provide proof of experience before they are allowed...

Strategy that Works

Organizations aspiring to establish a competitive advantage in the marketplace today need to not only develop a unique strategy but also create a value proposition that is seen in a significantly positive light by potential clients.  A big challenge in strategy...

Is Project Management a Critical Necessity?

A very important question that organizations are always interested in is whether project management is a competitive advantage or a critical necessity.  In the early days of the IT boom as project management began to spread there was quite a bit of resistance in the...