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7 Practical Tips to Avoid Project Failure

By | Posted Feb 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

How often are your projects successful? According to a recent Project Management Institute study, chances are they fail too often. When a project fails, a huge associated cost comes with it, and this can result in a significant budget hit, loss of employee morale, or worse. Project manager Ray Houdtzagers has been through this before, and offers seven practical tips to help you avoid project failure.

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Project Managers: Quarterbacking Through the Issues

By | Posted Jan 30, 2015

What is the primary function of a quarterback? They have to direct the team, get everyone ready and make adjustments on the fly. A project manager acts in the same way. Paul Dobek explains why a quarterback and a project manager are so similar, and how you can use quarterbacking to your advantage. See his three-step approach to work through the issues and work as a team.

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5 Keys to Successful Program Management

By | Posted Jan 2, 2015

Are all of your processes and projects running efficiently and effectively? Your team’s ability to complete projects, tasks, and assignments on time affects your organization’s productivity and success. Ray Houdtzagers, PMP, offers his advice on successful program management. See his five keys to successful program management, and why certain skills are so important to your success.

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Benefits of a PMP Boot Camp

By | Posted Nov 19, 2014

Are you planning on taking the PMP certification exam? If so, you should exhaust all of your options to prepare for this challenging 200 multiple-choice question exam. Prep courses, reading materials, and taking practice exams are all great, but one option in particular stands out: A PMP Boot Camp. Ray Houdtzagers, PMP, offers his advice and the seven key benefits of a PMP Exam Prep Boot Camp, and how it will help you ace the exam when the time comes.

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Is Getting Your PMP Worth It? Research Results Are In

By | Posted Nov 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Should you get your PMP certification? Does it make sense in your current career or future career goals? See what the research says.

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Will PMP Certification Benefit You?

By | Posted Oct 24, 2014

We’ve posted on the benefits of PMP® certification before, but AMA wants to know what you think: Will getting the […]

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7 Critical Project Management Lessons from Locke: Managing a Project in Crisis

By | Posted Oct 7, 2014

Rarely can you take real-world lessons from what you see on the big screen. The small-budget British film Locke, however, is a powerful exception to the rule. This movie offers several examples of how to manage a project when you are in a high pressure situation. Ray Houdtzagers takes a look at the film and presents his takeaways so that you can be more effective when managing a project under duress.

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Effective Time Management Strategies: Laying the Foundation

By | Posted Sep 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

In their book The Time Trap, authors Alec Mackenzie and Pat Nickerson begin with a reminder that we all have the […]

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5 Tips to Proactively Handle Project Failure

By | Posted Aug 20, 2014

Being in the business of buoying beleaguered projects, there is one B-word I loathe —blame. It is the most frequently […]

Benefits of PMP Certification: 9 Questions to Determine if PMP Certification is Right for You

Benefits of PMP Certification: 9 Questions to Determine if PMP Certification is Right for You

By | Posted Jul 31, 2014

AMA conducted a survey to research the career benefits of getting the PMP. Here are the results to the question: […]

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