The following is adapted from The Irreverent Guide to Project Management. In project management, one of the most important things we do is to create a daily status report. Every day, we publish a list of the things we accomplished, the things we’re planning to accomplish the following day, and three things for which we’re grateful.…

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Despite common misconceptions, becoming a project management professional requires more than taking a popular exam. In fact, that mindset is leading to a widening skills gap that puts $22.5 billion in GDP at risk. Instead, project management hopefuls need to be smarter about how to prepare. Here’s how to get there:

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ThereÕs a skills shortage among project managers. This project management talent gap is expected to result in a loss of $207 billion in GDP by 2027. A big reason is that business leaders, and project managers themselves, don’t know what it takes to be a successful project manager. In fact, only 58 percent of organizations…

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There are 25 million meetings per day in the U.S., and over 50% of them are statistically a waste of time. Download our 5 step approach to conducting meetings that #GSD and our 5 step approach to cultivating good commitments from team members.  

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You have gone through all of the right steps – identified the need, found the solution, built a business case and justification, received funding, and you are ready to go. Now that your large, complex, transformative enterprise-wide project, is approved you need to deliver. Do you have the expertise and resource bandwidth to focus on…

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The following is adapted from The Irreverent Guide to Project Management. When you’re starting a new project or tackling a new task, a Work Plan is indispensable. This plan can help you gauge what needs to be done, how much work each step is going to take, and which tasks are assigned to which team members.…

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