Leadership in the Time of Coronavirus

25 weeks 4 days ago

The coronavirus pandemic is the most frightening, disruptive, and widespread crisis of our lifetime.  As managers and leaders, none of us have faced challenges of such a magnitude or scale.  Over the next several weeks and probably months, our teams will look to us for guidance, support, and leadership. 

In this article, I draw from my experience managing teams

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Agile Project Governance: It Should be Easy

29 weeks 1 day ago

Many organizations struggle with project governance, oversight, and control.  The truth is that most projects are not successful.   Over the past 25-years, only 30% of all projects are delivered on-time, on-budget, and with the desired scope.  

Traditional waterfall projects

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Agile Project Governance: It Should be Easy

29 weeks 1 day ago

Many organizations struggle with project governance, oversight, and control.  The truth is that most projects are not successful.   Over the past 25-years, only 30% of all projects are delivered on-time, on-budget, and with the desired scope.  

Traditional waterfall projects

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10 People to follow on LinkedIn & Planning Planet

31 weeks 4 hours ago

LinkedIn and Planning Planet are two of my favourite websites and here is a list of 10 people I follow on LinkedIn or look out for their posts on Planning Planet. Reading from these people always makes my day.


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Risk, What are You? Children's Book for all Professionals

33 weeks 3 days ago

I am happy to announce the official publication of my fifth book titled “Risk, What are You? The Risk Management Book, Children’s Book for all Professionals.” Written and illustrated for children of reading age (with some guidance), young leaders, future managers and all professionals. See the Youtube Book Video Introduction below to learn more. It is now available in Amazon and various

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Disciplined Agile: To Agility and Beyond

33 weeks 4 days ago

Disciplined Agile (DA) has the potential to become a leading agile framework because it creates harmony in this congested thought-space.  DA recognizes practices from across the spectrum and offers a pragmatic and context-driven approach to agility.

Currently, DA is not widely used. 

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Integrated Schedule, a Must Have in Program Management

35 weeks 23 hours ago

Program management is the process of managing several related projects typically to enhance an organization's outlook, better its industry reputation, to improve overall productivity and to avail of long-term opportunities. I would like to re-share with you today one of the approaches I've formulated and used in achieving Program Schedule Integration in the not too distant past.

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Export from Microsoft Project to Excel

36 weeks 3 days ago
 

If you have ever used Primavera P6, you would be surprised that exporting from Microsoft Project to Microsoft Excel does not provide you with a ready to be used data considering that both products are from the Royal House of Microsoft.

In Primavera P6, exports to Excel come formatted as an Excel Table for any data analysis you might want to carryout but with Microsoft

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How to Display P6 Durations in Both Hours & Days

36 weeks 3 days ago
 

Someone recently asked me if it was possible to display two duration columns in a Primavera P6 layout, one column in hours and the other in days. This tutorial outlines the steps required to display two different units of durations.

Tutorial Complexity: Beginner
P6 Version: Release 18.8.0

Create a custom field for second duration unit

You might be

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Failed Agile Sprints

38 weeks 3 days ago

Agile teams using the Scrum framework commit to delivering value in each development sprint.  Sprints are generally 2-weeks long, and the goal is to create working software that can be deployed into production.  While commitment is one of Scrum’s core values,  in reality, teams do not always

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