Tag: PMBOK

Zombie (Stakeholder) Management Strategy

Zombie (Stakeholder) Management Strategy

Today we’re going to learn a little about zombie stakeholders. Now, I know you’re a little apprehensive.  You don’t believe in zombies.  You believe your stakeholders are just a little bit different.  Well, I’m sorry to break it to you but that’s not a stubborn human wanting to arm-wrestle you for that last danish.  That…

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Week of the Elephant

Week of the Elephant

I’m not sure of the origin, but as I was watching an adventure race years ago, I heard an awesome quote.  One of the contestants was asked how he was able to trek a 300 mile course, navigating so many obstacles through so much adversity.  His reply was “even an elephant can be eaten, if…

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A PMI Dog Pile

A PMI Dog Pile

Upon reading a piece featured on PM Hut, Certifications Don’t Make Project Managers, I was compelled to comment…twice.  So, what’s the short story? I’ve been reading more and more articles from people who seem to be down right hostile toward the Project Management Institute (PMI). Richard Morreale, the author of the article, wrote The Project…

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PMBOK and detailing leadership

PMBOK and detailing leadership

I read an article the other day over at Project Manager Planet. This work by Herman Mehling was titled “Project Manager or Project Leaders – What’s in a title?”  It’s a simple enough question but can have a complicated answer.  Herman points out that, for some, the titles are virtually synonymous. What can be confusing…

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Expert Judgment and Passing the Sniff Test

Expert Judgment and Passing the Sniff Test

Looking for two very informative posts on estimating?  Check out one by Josh Nankivel of pmStudent and Glen Alleman of Herding Cats.  Both are discussing estimating techniques that work for them. I wanted to take a moment to add my two cents. Though I certainly believe estimating should be more science than art, I look…

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