Category: Project Management

The Project Management Pivot

There is a subtle but important distinction that often goes unnoticed when it comes to professional certifications. Does having a certification in something mean that you are good at that thing? Not necessarily...

The New PMP Exam Is Here

The new PMP Exam is here! If your goal is to become a Certified PMP, make sure you are ready with some tips and tricks to help you pass the exam!

Using the Right Tools and Right Methods for the Job

As a Project Manager, you should know two things: The Best Practices/Methods laid out by the PMBOK and When you should and should not use them.

Episode 6: Software Change Does Not Equal Culture Change

Performance or Operational issues within an organization can indicate a poor software platform...but they can also signal management or cultural issues at the organization.

Episode 5: What We Have is a Failure to Communicate

Communication is vital to any project, but especially to Software Conversion Projects. How can you keep the lines of communication open?

Episode 4: Cleanup in the Data Aisle

Your data is a mess. Should you clean it up pre-conversion or post-conversion? How do you decide?

Episode 3: You Want Me to Change?

Neglecting Change Management is a common hiccup in Software Conversion Projects, and it's a serious flaw.

Episode 2 – Conversion Teams Assemble!

In the second episode of my Honest Conversation About Conversions series, I explore the importance of assembling a good software conversion team, and who you should include on the team to ensure a stress-less conversion.

Ask a Stupid Question!

Friday is Ask A Stupid Question Day, so let's celebrate by asking questions!

An Honest Conversation About Conversions

Conversions are always challenging, both for the conversion team and for the business undergoing the conversion. But in my time working on conversion projects, some common themes emerged that have a big impact on whether a conversion will go smoothly or not so smoothly. I'm going to share these themes with you, to help you make your next conversion as stress-less as possible.

Ready…Set…Study!

The New Project Management Guiding Text is due next month...but that doesn't mean you have to wait for it to prep for your Project Management Certification Exams.

From Public to Proprietary

The ties that bind you when you are working within a Proprietary environment present challenges both to your organization and to your own career management strategy.

Project Management vs. Management

Ever worked in a place that felt directionless? Like there was no Captain of the Ship? That's a business without effective Project Management.

Who is Minding the Gaps?

Why are the benefits of good project management undervalued? Project Management suffers from a marketing problem. We should call Project Managers what they are: Bridge Builders.

Project Management and Legos

Emmet isn't an expert in anything. But he is a planner and coordinator; the submarine shows what happens when a project is poorly planned.