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Is it OK to have a failed project?

Is it OK to have a failed project?

Are we in it to succeed? Best practices, reusing successful and tried and true templates, putting our best foot forward and giving 110% every day for, say, a year on a long term implementation. What happens if we fail? What happens if, after all that effort, what we...
What Happens When Your Own Projects Conflict?

What Happens When Your Own Projects Conflict?

Much has been said about conflicts among projects. How do you handle it when your project conflicts with other projects in your organization and your resources are being pulled in different directions? All you can do is go one of two ways…. either negotiate to get...

Using Project Milestones to Stay on Track

You know the drill – you get a new project, you prepare for kickoff, you draft a project schedule, put together a budget and resource plan, kickoff the project with the customer and then start managing the project and all it’s tasks (and your team working those tasks)...

Top Four Reasons Most Projects Fail

Since more projects fail than succeed it’s OK to go ahead and talk about the elephant in the room. After all, we can all benefit from each other’s failure stories and learn lessons on how to deal with failures and possibly avoid them.An October 2010 survey that...
Building the PMO for Success

Building the PMO for Success

In the world of project management, we have all learned that there’s no recipe for guaranteed success. The ingredients are there: meticulously detailed project schedules, skilled project teams, primed kick-off sessions, key planning documents and templates, test...