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Who … you gonna call?

Right now, I’m thinking about “who.” You can come at “who” from a couple angles.  I’m going to focus on the person or people involved in carrying out an initiative. Consider everything a project – launching a new gadget into the marketplace, targeting donors, even planning a summer vacation or divvying up household responsibilities.   Let’s […]

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Ask Why?

Why? Such a forceful word.  Spoken by a boss it can be scary or empowering.  From a direct report encouraging or depressing.  From a 3-year-old delightful until it becomes maddening. The power behind “why” reflects our basic need to understand.  Nail “why” and you are beginning on a solid path.   It could for be a […]

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Top 10 reasons to move away from file folders

New Year, new habits, new approaches.  Here are 10 reasons to get away from using file folders for project management.  What else would you add to the list ?  Interested in exploring an alternative? Let us know. Take up a lot of room on your desk or work space Aren’t easily searchable, takes time to […]

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Start the year off reading The “Who” Tribune

  Extra, extra, extra … read all about it. As we roll into the new year, it’s worth repeating again. Keeping track of the who, what, where, why and when of your projects is key to successful project management. Greek and Roman scholars in the 1st Century BC discovered and applied the “5 W’s” formula to get […]

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New Year Planning Starts Now

The closer we get to Thanksgiving, the closer we are to the new year.  From a business planning standpoint, if you haven’t already started thinking about the who, what, where, why and when (5Ws) of your business,  it’s time to start. The most basic form of a business plan should include your objective, strategies, the […]

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Top 10 Project Management Dashboard Traits

Every business manager from Hospitality to Healthcare, Marketing to Mobile and Sales to Customer Support is looking for a way to see what they face for the day.  A dashboard, which integrates information from multiple components into a unified display, is a great tool to help focus and prioritize what needs to be addressed for the day, week, […]

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What’s Your Priority?

Some people work well with priority codes (1,2,3 or A,B,C) while others don’t. Author David Allen published an article entitled Why ABC Priority Codes Don’t Work, where he offers up an alternate formula of context, time, energy and priority for determining what to work on, on a day-to-day, in the heat of the moment, basis. […]

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Project Management Quote of the Week

“Operations keeps the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward.” — Joy Gumz

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Top 10 benefits of color coding

During the course of your busy work day you can benefit from simple color codes to help determine what’s due today (green), what deadlines you may have missed (red) and which projects or clients you need to be aware of dealing with in the next 7-10 day period (yellow/gold). It turns out this is the […]

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Project Management Quote of the Week

“Being a Project Manager is like being an artist, you have the different colored process streams combining into a work of art” -– Greg Cimmarrusti

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