Month: June 2010

Always have a plan B when negotiating

Always have a plan B when negotiating

Too many times people, including project managers, freeze like deer in the headlights when asked what their contingencies are.  Rather than get all dramatic, in the event you may not get your first choice, you should know what your other choices are and assign pre-qualifying criteria to them.  Be prepared to negotiate…EVERYTHING. I hate making…

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Giving Back to the Project Management Community

Giving Back to the Project Management Community

To give a little back on Friday, June 24, we’re giving away ten (30-day) promotional PMP flashcard memberships. These will be fully functional memberships. You’ll have access to all 2,000 PMP exam flashcards. You’ll have access to real-time progress. The only drawback is it will only be a (30-day) promotional membership. But, if you’re preparing…

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Doing AB Testing

Doing AB Testing

So, as you can see, we’re getting a little better at graphic development.  I guess you get what you pay for.  So, if given the choice, which would you click?  We’re finally at a point where the PMPrepFlashcards product is stable at version 1.1.1 and we’re very happy to introduce it to new customers.  But,…

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Nine Destructive Behaviours

Nine Destructive Behaviours

Geoff Crane, in the time I’ve known him, has opened my eyes to the area of project leadership many ignore.  Geoff looks at things from a human perspective.  I know it sounds odd but many of us make objective, quantifiable calculations.  Geoff does as well but he doesn’t ignore his gut feelings.  He writes about…

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Let’s do what makes sense

Let’s do what makes sense

I sat in a meeting Friday afternoon to meet the new guy over at the vendor’s office and give my assessment to my client.  It never gets boring, listening to rhetoric from a vendor.  They usually speak to my client, not with my client.  A few months ago, after I asked the vendor a very…

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