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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

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

Do All Project Managers Follow the Same Process?

By Brenda Fay / March 29, 2017

In May, I am giving a talk at PDSummit 2017 in Halifax, comparing the project management processes used in the television and construction industries. Having taught project managers from many different industries, I have seen … Read more Do All Project Managers Follow the Same Process?

Projects: Helping Others Become Successful

By Brenda Fay / February 9, 2017

I just read an article by Ross Simmonds on creating blogs. Most of it was about technical aspects of blogging – distribution and the like. But the last point struck me. It was general good … Read more Projects: Helping Others Become Successful

What is the PMBOK?

By Brenda Fay / January 17, 2017

The articles I write have to do with project management. The document upon which I base much of my viewpoint is the Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge, or PMBOK (pim-bok) for short. This … Read more What is the PMBOK?

Where’s the Project Manager?

By Brenda Fay / December 8, 2016

Yesterday a friend told me the story of a house under construction. The carpenter arrived to install kitchen cabinets but discovered the drywallers’ work wasn’t complete. She also learned the electrician hadn’t completed his job … Read more Where’s the Project Manager?

In “the Biz”

By Brenda Fay / November 25, 2016

Recently, I fell into a new project – getting a TV series produced. It’s amazing how much project management is involved in the entertainment industry. When I was in St. John’s last month, my friend … Read more In “the Biz”

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