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DRiVE: 3Q16 PM Book Club Review


Join the discussion on Daniel Pink's book. Do you agree with his position that “Carrots and Sticks are so last century. For 21st century work, we need to upgrade to autonomy, mastery, and purpose."

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Fierce Conversations: Sept 2015 PM Book Club Review

Fierce Conversations

Title: Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time Author: Susan Scott Year: 2004 PMEvolution.com Book Club Review: September 2015 Communication is hard. Research shows that communication is most effective when performed in person, yet none of us need research to know how often in-person communication fails. This is true in our professional lives as well ...

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Steal Like An Artist: Aug 2015 PM Book Club Review

Steal Like An Artist

Title: Steal Like An Artist Author: Austin Kleon Year: 2012 PMEvolution.com Book Club Review: August 2015 A book about artists for a project management book club? Really? Well, sort of. Steal Like An Artist is really about creativity, a necessity for any project. Projects are intended to deliver some unmet need via a set of limited time, money, staff, equipment, etc. An interesting thing happens when ...

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July 2015 Author Q&A: CHANGE-friendly LEADERSHIP

Change-Friendly Leadership

Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan is author of the internationally bestselling book CHANGE-friendly LEADERSHIP: How to Transform Good Intentions into Great Performance. The book won the prestigious Eric Hoffer Award for “the advancement of principles and practices that are vital for a thriving society.” Dr. Duncan has served as an officer of two Fortune 500 companies and as a faculty member at ...

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Project Managers – Emerging Business Leaders

PM as Emerging Business Leader

For many years, the career path for project managers has been in question. While the emergence of PMOs established some formal paths for PMs, the placement of the PMO within an organization defines the vertical limit of such paths. These limits often force skilled project managers to pursue other career paths for advancement or accept a relatively limited ascension within most ...

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Should Project Managers Be Subject Matter Experts?


Let’s look at two long standing stances on project management: A skilled project manager can lead any project, from building a house to software development. vs Project managers with expertise in the subject matter for their project are more effective. Both stances hold merit. It is true that sound project management processes performed by a skilled project manager can improve the likelihood of success ...

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Top 3 Questions For Internal Vs External Resource Decisions

Inside Out

Every organization is constrained by the amount of financial and human resources available. Leaders struggle with how to most effectively allocate these resources across ongoing operational tasks and the implementation of strategic initiatives. These three questions will help you determine when and where to engage external resources and what tasks are best performed by your internal staff. What’s the task/project ...

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You Don’t Need A Title To Be A Leader: June 2015 Book Review

You Don't Need A Title To Be A Leader

Title: You Don’t Need A Title To Be A Leader Author: Mark Sanborn Year: 2006 PMEvolution.com Book Club Review: May 2015 Mr. Sanborn takes a great principle and provides a number of real work, digestible examples for implementing this principle in one’s daily life. Through the wonder of the Internet meme, we’ve all become accustomed to the difference between management ...

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PMI Certification Renewal Changes

PMI Talent Triangle

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has identified new renewal requirements for their certifications such as their Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), etc. These new requirements go into effect December 1, 2015 so be sure you are familiar with the new requirements before your certification expires. Details for the new requirements can be found on PMI’s website. As ...

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The PM Evolution

Don't Just Stand There

The discipline of Project Management is evolving. That evolution is being driven by organizations wanting to double down on the tangible successes they’ve realized from investing in project management. Interestingly, organizations are expanding their expectations for project management in a variety of areas. The most common expansion of expectations are related to getting project management practices involved earlier in the project life ...

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