Category: Project Management

What the IRS Can Teach Us About End User Acceptance … and Adoption

We all accept that we have to pay taxes, and that with every paycheck, there is a gap between what we earned and what we actually take home. But do we really adopt paying taxes? Do we welcome April 15th with open arms? Nope. And therein lies the difference between end user acceptance and end
  • end user adoption, project management
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 05 Apr / 0 Comments
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“I Can’t be Overdrawn. I Still Have Checks Left”: Project Portfolio Management and Checkbooks

“I can’t be overdrawn. I still have checks left.” We have all heard this before, or at least know the intended meaning. It’s a reference to overspending and not being careful with your finances. After all, if you have checks left to use, then there must be funds to back them up, right? Wrong! Not
  • PMO, project management, Strategic Planning
  • Posted by kparker / Posted on 02 Feb / 0 Comments
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Project Management Lessons from Christmas Carols

It’s Christmas, the holiday season, and it’s the perfect time to evaluate the project management lessons we can learn from our favorite Christmas carols. Let’s start with the positive lessons and project successes we learn from Christmas carols: 1) Deck the Halls Quantifiable, actionable tasks are listed. “Deck the halls with boughs of Holly…Troll the
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 20 Dec / 0 Comments
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“I’ve got good news, and I’ve got bad news: You are not a decision maker.”

It’s one of the hard truths of life and projects: We can’t all be decision makers all of the time. And, even if we are one of the decision makers, we can’t all make all of the decisions all of the time. Some decisions get made for us. Management and leadership courses often talk about
  • PMO, project management, Strategic Planning
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 09 Dec / 0 Comments
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9 Hi-tech Sites for the Low-tech Project Manager

When it comes to new technologies, it is nearly impossible to keep up. There are always new methodologies and software we should know about in order to stay relevant. It can get overwhelming. Luckily, there are several websites out there that can keep you in the loop. Here are 9 hi-tech sites with a wide
  • project management, technology
  • Posted by kparker / Posted on 14 Nov / 0 Comments
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Project Management According to James Bond

This is a wonderful article on project management and ya just can’t get better than Bond, James Bond.   http://blog.consulting101book.com/2013/04/22/12-project-management-lessons-from-james-bond.aspx
  • project management
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 25 Oct / 0 Comments
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Seven Project Management Lessons from Football

Fall.  It means cool crisp nights, the changing color of the leaves, and … FOOTBALL.  Football and projects are actually quite similar when you think about it.  Plays in football are like individual tasks, and a first down, or series of plays, like a summary task in a project plan. When your team scores a
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 10 Sep / 0 Comments
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What Can Golf Teach Us About Project Management?

Golf has been described in many ways, from “a good walk spoiled” (Mark Twain), to “the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off” (Chi Chi Rodriguez, one of golf’s great legends). Regardless of how you feel about golf, or how much knowledge you have of the game, the basic principles of the
  • PMO, project management
  • Posted by kparker / Posted on 05 Sep / 0 Comments
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How to Keep Your Project Charter from Gathering Pixel Dust

“Exactly how do you plan to get down from there?” asked my husband. I was out picking blackberries (the real ones, not the smartphones) and saw a wonderful patch of delicious-looking wild mountain blackberries. They were perfectly ripe and ready for pies and jam. The patch, though, was growing over a large, rotting tree stump.
  • PMO, project management
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 14 Aug / 0 Comments
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Five Rules of Engagement for Working with a Project Management Consulting Firm

If you’ve hired a consulting organization to provide project management services, it’s likely because your internal staff: A. May not have the experience you want or need for the project to be successful B. May not have the skills to manage the project C. May not have the bandwidth for the project(s) you have in
  • PMO, project management
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 09 Aug / 0 Comments
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