Project Management

January 26, 2017 | Interviews

The BPI Blueprint

A guide for business process improvement

InfoWorks interviewed Shelley Sweet, who is President of I4 Process and author of The BPI Blueprint.   I4 Process provides consultation, workshops and training programs based on a unique 3-PEAT method of modeling processes and analyzing data that accelerates operational …

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  • December 3, 2016 | Resources

    The Power of Inquiry

    We can and should ask better questions.  As children, we ask lots of questions, and are naturally curious about life.  Much of that dissipates as we get older.  In his book, A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger examines how we …

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  • November 12, 2016 | Insights

    The Upside of the Downside

    Opportunities in Managing Risk

    You will find risk everywhere you look, if you look for it. Every time we get into a car, as a driver or passenger, there is the risk of an accident. Every time we burn a candle, there is a …

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  • October 31, 2016 | Knowledge

    Your Personal Energy is a Key Resource

    Tips for project managers

    Many project management professionals lead stress-filled lives, work long hours on projects and still keep home and family together using their project management skills. Most workers respond to rising demands in their workplace by working longer hours, pushing themselves to …

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  • June 4, 2016 | Knowledge

    Why Stakeholder Management is Important

    Projects revolve around stakeholders

    Projects stakeholders have an interest in the outcomes of your project. Some are more important to the life of the project, such as the sponsor, steering committee, or project team members. Others are no less important but are involved only …

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  • April 14, 2016 | Knowledge

    Plan to Manage Risk

    Why risk management must be part of your project plan

    As we said in Part 1, the first phase of managing a project is Project Initiation. Early in the project, you define the project’s product or end point in sufficient detail that you can both satisfy the customer’s view of …

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  • March 4, 2016 | Knowledge

    Managing Change and the Job Search

    Your job search is a project

    (Part 3 in a series of 3 posts on how to project manage your job search. Read Part 1 and Part 2.) What’s On Your Plate? You have a new project to manage: a job search. Don’t get out the …

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  • February 14, 2016 | Knowledge

    Use Projects to Launch High Quality Global Products (part 2)

    Focus on cost efficiency

    Now that your project is well scoped (in part 1), and you can define success, it’s time to consider cost efficiency and the timing for major expenses. It’s important to remember that shaping quality at the beginning of a project …

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  • January 24, 2016 | Knowledge

    Use Projects to Launch High Quality Global Products

    Use Project Management to Deliver Quality

    You’ve started a new project. Your objective is to successfully create and internationally launch a new high-quality product for your company. But, you’re stuck, because you are not sure you know how to ensure success across countries or how to …

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  • January 20, 2016 | Knowledge

    Initiating Your Job Search Project

    How to begin your job search

    (Part 2 in a series of 3 posts on how to project manage your job search. Read Part 1 here.) Once you have decided to treat your job search as a project, you have begun “Project Initiation.” The things you …

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  • January 18, 2016 | Knowledge

    Project Managing Your Job Search

    How to project manage a successful job change

    Your job search is a project; how to use project management skills to help find a new job.

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  • October 13, 2015 | Knowledge

    Gathering Project Information

    Plan ahead to get the most out of project resources

    by Denise Gifford   One of the most common mistakes a new project manager can make is to request more information than is needed to run the project. Information is an important resource, but it is not free. Completing forms …

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