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That’s When We All Win

By Brenda Fay / October 14, 2016

I have been reading about the upcoming American election with some interest. So much so that I only recently realized we were having a local (Halifax, Canada) municipal election and voting at the polling station … Read more That’s When We All Win

Breaking It Down

By Brenda Fay / September 28, 2016

Sometimes when I look at an important project I am about to start, I get overwhelmed with the idea of it. It feels like, “It’s just too much.” Then I remember there is an easy … Read more Breaking It Down

Sully, the Risk Manager

By Brenda Fay / September 23, 2016

I went to see Sully last week, a movie based on a true story. Sully – Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger – performed a great act of risk management. An airplane pilot, Sully made a quick decision when … Read more Sully, the Risk Manager

Who is a Successful Project Manager?

By Brenda Fay / September 8, 2016

My manager at Motorola, Jim, was one of the most successful project managers I have known. His projects completed as planned, but he was successful because his team got the work done happily. He hired … Read more Who is a Successful Project Manager?

The Top 10 Factors for Project Success

By Brenda Fay / September 1, 2016

Are your projects successful? A study determined the following factors lead to project success: Clear goals Support from senior management Adequate funding and resources A realistic schedule End-user commitment Effective leadership and conflict resolution A … Read more The Top 10 Factors for Project Success

The Focused Florence Foster Jenkins

By Brenda Fay / August 25, 2016

A few nights ago I went to see the movie about Florence Foster Jenkins. I was inspired by how she carried through on achieving what she set out to do. Another thing remarkable about Ms. … Read more The Focused Florence Foster Jenkins

Bravery and Vulnerability

By Brenda Fay / August 10, 2016

At a business meeting I was in recently, a senior manager asked the facilitator if he should follow his instincts to make a decision, even if people didn’t agree with him. I thought, “Isn’t that … Read more Bravery and Vulnerability

The Project Tribe

By Brenda Fay / June 9, 2016

I listened to a fascinating interview of Sebastian Junger on CBC Radio the other week. Mr. Junger is an award-winning journalist and author. His most recent book – Tribe – talks about the war veterans … Read more The Project Tribe

On “The Way”

By Brenda Fay / May 26, 2016

I just got back from walking part of “The Camino” in Spain with three of my grown-up children. On our route, we stopped in a few towns. There, we would check in at an information … Read more On “The Way”

The Unmet Needs Committee

By Brenda Fay / May 11, 2016

I was listening to CBC Radio while driving in my car last week. With the recent Fort McMurray fire in Alberta, CBC reporters were interviewing people from Slave Lake, Alberta, who had assisted those who … Read more The Unmet Needs Committee