To prepare to make my famous Pecan Pie and Macaron’s, I ran to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients I needed. I have been making these for years and I thought I knew exactly what I needed. Was I wrong! So here I am walking down the aisles – confidently thinking I would…

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Have you thought about how to define a project as a success or failure? Many times, we think of it in the simplest of terms as defined in the triple constraint: Was it completed on schedule? Did we remain within the initial budget? Was it delivered with a high level of quality? These can indeed…

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A migration is no simple task! It is common to run into unexpected issues along the way. By building a diverse and knowledgeable project team, you set your project up for efficiency and the smoothest possible resolution to the expected surprises as they arise. Our recommendation is that our customer’s project team includes the following…

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To paraphrase Tolstoy, All successful projects are alike; each failed project unsuccessful in its own way. We believe the two central features of all successful projects are client engagement and clarity of deliverables. It is the primary responsibility of every project manager, be it client or consultant, to ensure complete engagement within the team and…

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How to Build an Effective Project Team As a project manager, it is often our responsibility to define the team members who will execute the project. However, it is always our responsibility to manage an effective and successful project team.  There are some ground rules to follow to ensure you can deliver on that responsibility:…

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We have all been there at least once in our careers. One day everything is going smoothly on a project, then wham! an unexpected issue knocks us off course. We find ourselves scrambling for the reason why, trying to communicate it to the sponsor and ultimately spending more time on the how it happened than…

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Project Impresario A Project Manager understands all the moving parts within a project. From Initiating to Closure, the Project Manager is responsible for disseminating updates to the team and stakeholders. Their ability to identify when tasks should occur and how various pieces fit together is a core necessity for any project. Whether it be resources,…

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Most people have heard the riddle of the fox, a chicken and a sack of grain – You must cross a river with only one of them at a time. If you leave the fox with the chicken he will eat it; if you leave the chicken with the grain he will eat it. How…

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