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Posted by on Nov 14, 2012

Project Vision: The Ability to “See”

The fifth Project Management Principle is “Where there is no vision, projects struggle.” As good project managers, we need for stakeholders to “see” the project. One of the most effective tools for seeing is the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). The PMBOK® Guide defines the WBS as: “A deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition of the work to be […]

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Posted by on Oct 9, 2012

Communications: The Subject We Know Everything About

In preparation for this blog, I did a little research. I found thousands of websites to support my search and I picked one that looked interesting. There were 75 fresh articles on 18 categories of Communications. I find it fascinating that there is so much new and exciting information concerning the oldest of processes – […]

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Posted by on Aug 20, 2012

Stepping on PM TOE’s

Management Concepts teaches that the second Project Management principle is “All projects must be defined”. There are three aspects to the principle: with whom will you be working (stakeholders), what will you be doing (charter), and how will you work together (team operating agreement). The stakeholder and charter aspects get plenty of press in Project […]

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Posted by on Aug 3, 2012

Before Charter (B.C.) Project Management

In classic project Initiation, we start with the Charter. But is there Before Charter (B.C.)? Project Managers know it happens, yet we may not be directly involved. I call this the Ideation Phase where I am charged with getting the idea out of the sponsors head and begin to turn it into some concrete documentation. […]

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