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Risk Analysis Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

By Brenda Fay / April 9, 2019

I’m working on a project and we’re having an important phone meeting on Friday. The Project Manager (my friend) was talking with me about some things that could go wrong. What if the clients postpone … Read more Risk Analysis Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

New Ways for Canadian Government Projects

By Brenda Fay / December 14, 2017

If you’re interested in agile, change and projects, the CBC has an excellent article on these topics: Canadian Digital Service takes startup approach to building better IT for government. If you have two minutes to … Read more New Ways for Canadian Government Projects

Statistics on Project Failure

By Brenda Fay / November 22, 2017

Most Common Causes of Project Failure: Changing priorities within organization – 40% Inaccurate requirements – 38% Change in project objectives – 35% Undefined risks/opportunities – 30% Poor communication – 30% Undefined project goals – 30% … Read more Statistics on Project Failure

Controlling Project Stakeholders

By Brenda Fay / November 16, 2017

Can we? Probably not. As PMI says in its latest edition of the PMBOK: “Because project managers rarely, if ever, have the ability to control stakeholders, Control Stakeholder Engagement was renamed to Monitor Stakeholder Engagement.” … Read more Controlling Project Stakeholders

What We Focus On

By Brenda Fay / November 9, 2017

The other day I found myself focusing on some negative events in the news. Looking for inspiration, I stared at my library of books. One book jumped out to me (felt like it literally did!) … Read more What We Focus On

Will Working on Projects Help You Be Less Stressed?

By Brenda Fay / October 13, 2017

I was talking with a business manager the other day about organizing a presentation for her group. She said, “It’s always so hectic around here, people aren’t so organized. Let’s see if they have time … Read more Will Working on Projects Help You Be Less Stressed?

Where’s the Wizard?

By Brenda Fay / September 21, 2017

The movie, The Wizard of Oz, tells the story of a girl and her dog who were picked up by a cyclone and transplanted to the Land of Oz. There she met a scarecrow who … Read more Where’s the Wizard?

Want to Write Your PMP Exam Before the Test Changes?

By Brenda Fay / September 13, 2017

The sixth edition of the PMBOK is now out. This means the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam will change soon. The Project Management Institute (PMI) has said that will happen in the first quarter of … Read more Want to Write Your PMP Exam Before the Test Changes?

The Emperor’s New Clothes

By Brenda Fay / June 28, 2017

My friend Amy was telling me about a project she was on. Being new to the industry, she had asked her project manager (PM) for more information on a term. The PM blustered through an … Read more The Emperor’s New Clothes

Who Needs to Know?

By Brenda Fay / May 25, 2017

Have you ever had someone say, “You don’t need to know that; leave that part to me,” when working on a project? After your first reaction (“Huh?”), if you are like me, you would be … Read more Who Needs to Know?

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