Leadership

March 28, 2022 | Insights | Helen S. Cooke

Projects Need Strong Leadership and Executive Support & Need to Build That from Day One

projects often focus on the end goal, but a strong beginning is just as important

Why do organizations create a project? Projects are created when important objectives cannot be easily obtained by doing “business as usual,” and when getting results is important to organizational success. Whether the project is created by an executive or an …

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  • December 22, 2021 | Insights | Helen S. Cooke

    Managerial Roles Have Changed & Here’s Where Project Management Fits In

    as some management types disappear, project managers fill an important gap 

    As technology changes how we work, the workforce has evolved in many different ways. One of the major evolving areas is how organizations are managed and controlled. In past decades, layers of management were put in place to supervise and …

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  • October 26, 2021 | Insights | Helen S. Cooke

    ‘Managing By Projects’ is Different From Project Management, And Here’s Why

    Some organizations use a methodology called “managing by projects,” but it’s not traditional Project Management  

    As organizations scramble to adapt to rapid changes in the contemporary work environment – including increased automation – there is a new focus on improving work methods and getting results by whatever means necessary. In the realm of project management, …

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  • October 5, 2021 | Insights | Denise Gifford

    The Hybrid Workplace Introduces New Challenges and Novel Solutions

    Employees working from home are at risk of becoming second tier

    The hybrid workplace seems to be here to stay, and many are welcoming this change to a model that mixes remote work with time in the office. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, workers stated a preference to work at home …

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  • February 28, 2021 | Insights | Scotty Hendricks

    Artificial Intelligence and Business Management: A Growing Partnership

    for now, many management decisions are too complex for AI

    Discussions about the economic dangers and potentials of artificial intelligence (AI) tend to center around the ability of AI to do specific, clearly-defined tasks quickly and well. This is of great concern to employees whose jobs solely revolve around doing …

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  • May 13, 2020 | Knowledge | Dr. David Hillson

    Managing Risk in Your SME

    You’re never too small to be at risk

    Many people think that risk management is only relevant to major organizations with big budgets who run mega-projects or who work in a regulated or safety-critical industry sector. Those of us who own or manage a small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) might …

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  • May 4, 2020 | Knowledge | Steven Lesser

    Making the Most of Virtual Meetings

    Ideas for making your next online meeting more effective

    The topic of “meetings” is one that usually elicits groans, that then lead to lots of bad, cringe-worthy meeting stories, with rarely good outcomes. As we know, meetings don’t always require physical attendance. The COVID-19 pandemic social distancing has found …

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  • April 1, 2020 | Insights | Helen S. Cooke

    Project Management and Coronavirus

    Project management helps address the unexpected

    Many people have heard a lot about project management but do not really know how it works. A very effective example of project management in action is visible in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s live address on March 24 on how New …

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  • February 25, 2020 | Insights | Helen S. Cooke

    How Project Managers Assess Project Value

    understanding value is one of the most important parts of the job

    One key aspect of project management is assessing the value of a project—but unfortunately, value assessment doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. As project managers, we all know it to be true: the definition of project success belongs in …

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  • January 23, 2020 | Insights | Scotty Hendricks

    AI and its Impact on the Workforce

    automation and what it can mean for workers

    Discussions of how artificial intelligence will impact the workforce often focus on the potential for mass unemployment, the increases in productivity, and the ways in which dull, menial tasks can be shirked off to computers. We consider less often the …

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  • December 15, 2019 | Knowledge | Helen S. Cooke

    Preparing for a Fast-Growth Project

    Three early planning phases and their unique challenges

    Any project manager knows that projects vary significantly: some last for years, with multiple phases, while others are sporadic, with periodic breaks that free staff and management to work on other initiatives. Some are important. Others are urgent. Some are …

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  • October 3, 2019 | Insights | Dr. David Hillson

    Capturing Opportunities – Are You Ready?

    How to optimize success for your projects and business

    A few months ago, my wife and I were on a sunrise game drive in South Africa. None of the animals seemed to be awake yet, and all was quiet. I sat on the edge of the vehicle, my camera …

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