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Feb

Respecting Team Diversity

Posted by in Blogs, Derek Huether: The Critical Path Blog

I talk about team diversity in my training.  With a world filled with individuals, we have to learn to respect the differences of others.  If you don’t, I think you…

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3
Feb

Do You Recognize Exceptional Performers?

Posted by in Blogs, Ty Kiisel: Strategic Project Management

I think everyone has experienced this at least once. The manager who feels the need to take personal credit for everything good that happens on the team or in the department. If anyone notices something the team has worked on … Continue reading

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2
Feb

The Three Ps of Mentoring and Being Mentored

Posted by in Blogs, Ty Kiisel: Strategic Project Management

I have been fortunate over the course of my career to benefit from the advice of some very smart people who were willing to mentor and teach me. That being said, I wish I could say that every “boss” or … Continue reading

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1
Feb

Blame Failure On Your Project Stakeholders

Posted by in Blogs, Josh Nankivel: PM Student Blog

We all screw up from time to time. It’s in those moments when the most important thing is to know who to blame. Blame Management Just kidding. I just had an eye-opening experience. One of those ‘duh’ moments where something didn’t go as planned with my project. It was a simple, small piece of our

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31
Jan

What’s Wrong with Being Predictable?

Posted by in Blogs, Ty Kiisel: Strategic Project Management

Sitting down at my desk this morning, I actually laughed out loud. Although there was nobody here to witness my outburst, I still looked around the office to make sure. There’s nothing quite as disturbing as a lone man in … Continue reading

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30
Jan

Keeping the Wheels Turning

Posted by in Ty Kiisel: Strategic Project Management

As a young man I worked in my fathers industrial supply business. I worked in the warehouse and drove the delivery truck. We sold fasteners of all kinds, nuts, bolts, screws, cotter pins and other industrial supplies. I learned about … Continue reading

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27
Jan

Optimize the Whole

Posted by in Blogs, Derek Huether: The Critical Path Blog

I know we talk about self-organized and empowered teams being at the heart of agile practices.  But sometime I see that focus from individuals and teams going a little too…

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27
Jan

Three Keys to Help Manage the Queue

Posted by in Ty Kiisel: Strategic Project Management

Any group that provides shared services within an organization must deal with project sponspors who think their project is the most important thing happening and deserve priority treatment—even if it isn’t or doesn’t. What’s worse, in many organizations, they often … Continue reading

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26
Jan

Who Are You? Do You Really Know the Team?

Posted by in Blogs, Ty Kiisel: Strategic Project Management

I love puttering in my garage. No matter what else I’m doing on Saturday, I usually wind up puttering around on some project or another in the man cave. My wife would tell you that I am not the most … Continue reading

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26
Jan

10 Tips to Effectively Communicate With Stakeholders

Posted by in Ty Kiisel: Strategic Project Management

Keeping an open and effective line of communication with stakeholders is important. A couple of years ago I stumbled on this list of tips for presenting to stakeholders, which is worth rehashing. Sometimes it seems like a thirty-minute meeting can … Continue reading

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