The way to greatness has to follow a great plan. How do you formulate a great plan? Larry Weidel offers his four secrets of successful planning, and tells you how your company can win in your industry by formulating a blueprint for success.
What is your company’s competitive advantage? Having a strong advantage puts you in a position of great power in your industry. See why Satish Subramanian thinks program management can, and needs to be, your organization’s competitive advantage.
How can you ensure that the future of your company’s projects are in good hands? PMP Ray Houdtzagers offers his advice on how to onboard new project managers. See how you can make sure your business’s key initiatives run smoothly for the foreseeable future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Should you get your PMP certification? Does it make sense in your current career or future career goals? See what the research says.
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.
In their book The Time Trap, authors Alec Mackenzie and Pat Nickerson begin with a reminder that we all have the […]