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Add a project blog for more team collaboration.

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Projects Are about What?

by Hal on March 24, 2009

in PM practice, PMI, agile, books, teams

The Project Shrink combats conventional wisdom in his new book.

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I still meet many project managers who just state that sharing a project vision (if ever there is one) is a waste of time and that the project team should just concentrate on what they are asked (told ?) to [...]

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Guest blogger Claude Emond

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“Project Quality Management must address the management of the project and the product of the project”
(p.180, PMBoK, 3rd edition)

In an earlier blog entry, I presented the Nine Wastes of Mismanaged Projects, according to Lean Project Management gurus (Howell, Macomber, Koskela, Bodek). I said then that I saw a 10th waste adversely affecting project success: Not [...]

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The master of the Toyota Production System shares his secret to kaizen. Read Shingo’s new book, Kaizen and the Art of Creative Thinking.

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Not speaking and not listening contribute in significant ways to the failure of projects. Take the pledge…act more responsibly…start speaking and listening.

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How to Hire Project Talent

by Hal on May 31, 2007

in leadership, teams, training

No need to hire project talent. Hire for attitude. You can teach the rest.

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Silence and distraction, forms of the Two Great Wastes, establish a pattern that leads to project failure.

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If rules are meant to be broken, then take a close look at these project rules. They just might be unbreakable.

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Understanding may be the big constraint on our projects.

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What will jazz do for you for your projects?

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Jazz as style might just put swing into your project that makes it a success. Learn how from Wynton Marsalis.

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Might Trust Reduce Employee Turnover?

by Hal on December 29, 2006

in leadership, teams

Our projects and companies suffer when team members leave. But the bigger problem are the disaffected staff who never choose to leave.

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Want to increase the awareness of the value of project management? Create project environments where people are acknowledged and appreciated. It will lead to project success, which in turn will lead to having a value for project management.

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Use this project kickoff meeting agenda to start your projects well. 6th in the series of Project Meeting Protocols.

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Adopt a project meeting protocol to improve the overall performance of the planning system. 6th in the series of Project Meeting Protocols.

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Habits, both good ones and bad, form based on repeated action. It took years of being reminded to brush our teeth before bed before we did that without Mom or Dad telling us to. A habit of appreciation and inspiring take the same kind of practice. Being an exercise to build your habit…

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Use the daily meeting for managing commitments.

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The Daily Stand-up Meeting keeps the team together. 5th in the series of Project Meeting Protocols.

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Weekly Work Planning

by Hal on December 19, 2004

in PM practice, leadership, teams

The Weekly Work Planning meeting brings the team in coordination. It sets the basis for reliable work flow. 4th in the series of Project Meeting Protocols.

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Look-Ahead Planning

by Hal on December 16, 2004

in PM practice, leadership, teams

The Look ahead planning meeting is the team’s opportunity to prepare itself for getting done what should be done. 3rd in the series of Project Meeting Protocols.

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Project Meeting Protocols

by Hal on December 6, 2004

in PM practice, books, leadership, teams

Successful projects can be characterized by what happens in meetings. These special-purpose project meeting protocols will guide you.

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