Project Management Truisms Ring True

By Brenda Fay

I went to a fascinating presentation on lessons learned from projects yesterday. The two presenters analyzed ten projects they had worked with and came up with twelve lessons learned. I listened intently. Of great interest … Read more

Risk and Dr. Seuss

By Brenda Fay

I was talking with a friend over Christmas who told me of a crisis she had been through. She was in a foreign country and received word that a large contract of hers back home … Read more

I thought I was a good listener…

By Brenda Fay

I always thought of myself as a good listener. But recently I realized I wasn’t the great listener I thought I was. In the middle of answering a question in a class, I realized I … Read more

Make Sure Opportunities Find You

By Daniel Fay

I recently conducted a global webinar for over 1300 participants and received some great feedback and questions. One repeated question was: “How do you ensure opportunities do not pass you by?” You need to ask. … Read more

Managing Your Multiple Projects – Get the Exec on Board

By Brenda Fay

Project Managers know that executive support is crucial for successful projects. But did you know that senior management support and organizational culture are especially important for those project managers who manage multiple projects? A study … Read more

Unglamorous work?

By Brenda Fay

Bill Gates is famous as the founder of Microsoft. Today, he spends much of his time and considerable money on the eradication of polio in the underdeveloped world. With his great help, polio has been … Read more

Nagging, Tracking, Monitoring and Control

By Brenda Fay

Next week I am giving a session on Managing Multiple Projects. Tracking is a major part, so I have been researching this topic. As well, as these things go, I have had a few conversations … Read more

Small Businesses and Project Management

By Brenda Fay

This week is Small Business Week in Canada. Coincidentally, this week I had discussions with a couple of small business owners who were wondering if what they did was project management. Both of my friends, … Read more

Reaching Project Goals and the Law of Attraction

By Brenda Fay

Do you manage projects, large or small? If so, have you thought about how completing a project successfully and using the Law of Attraction are alike? Being interested in both topics, I have thought about … Read more

Starting Something New?

By Brenda Fay

In this day and age many businesses are working on incorporating online tools into their product portfolio. If you are, you might want to consider planning before you begin your exciting new project. Here are … Read more