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Cyber Security and Project Management – a year in review!

December 24, 2017

As 2017 closes and 2018 is quickly approaching, it is a good time to reflect on project trends over the past year.  2017 has seen a significant increase in cyber security as it relates to project management and it likely this trend will continue into 2018. Articles in 2017 2017 had an unprecedented number of articles […]

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Prepare for the New Year!

December 10, 2017

As 2017 winds down and we prepare for 2018 there is a lot to do with little time left. The clock is ticking, time our most precious resource. Reflect December is a great time to review what you have done throughout the year and what you plan to do for the next year.  This applies […]

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Stakeholder Identification

October 16, 2017

Identifying your stakeholders is critical to a successful project. Stakeholder identification may appear self-explanatory but when key groups are left out, projects can fail.  Identify your stakeholders early and capture their interests. Identification Using your project team to identify stakeholders for your project.  Don’t limit the stakeholders initially and challenge your team to be creative […]

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PMI vs. Prince2

October 9, 2017

I have been asked a lot about Prince2 versus PMI (Project Management Institute) and wanted to address the differences. I will discuss the two different providers and certificates first and then provide some things which you should consider in your journey to become a certified project manager. PMI The Project Management Institute was founded in […]

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Scope creep versus Failure to Scope

October 3, 2017

Scope creep is often cited as a reason why projects run over budget and behind schedule, but in same cases, the scope was never well defined. Capture your scope The key to a successful project is understanding the requirements and creating a project scope that reflects the true resources, time, and quality of the the […]

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Why Project Managers need Emotional Intelligence

September 19, 2017

Emotional intelligence is about understanding yourself and those around you. People don’t come with signs and as project managers we also have a role as project leaders.  By better understanding our own emotions and those around us we can lead our projects to success. Self Awareness Self awareness is about understanding your own feelings.  We […]

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Interview Tips!

July 30, 2017

Interviewing for a new job can be scary even for experienced professionals and public speakers. Here are a few tips. Preparation The first thing you need to do when you schedule an interview is start preparing.  You need to research the organization to include the history and the current leadership.  Spend time reviewing the position […]

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CV and Resume Tips

July 9, 2017

updating your CV or resume can be a daunting task. When you are seeking a new position, looking for a job can take as much time as your current job. Use these tips to get noticed by hiring managers. Format People always tell you it is the content, but let’s be honest “Looks matter!” Hiring […]

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Lead your team through the summer heat!

June 25, 2017

Leading your team through the summer heat can be a challenge.  The long, hot days of summer are upon us and it is difficult to focus.   How can we get through these dog days of summer? Keep it Cool When the weather gets warm temperatures can flare up quickly.  When you are working in a […]

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Train for your next exam like a Marathoner

June 19, 2017

Taking a certification exam can be daunting, try these tips for passing your next certification!  As a marathon runner I have found that the same techniques which I use to cross the finish are also great for preparing for professional certification exams. Preparation When you decide to run a marathon, you put together a plan […]

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