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Feb
19

PM Happy Hour 013-Don’t guess! Plan your project with SCIENCE using Monte Carlo analysis

PM Happy Hour 013-Don’t guess! Plan your project with SCIENCE using Monte Carlo analysis Although touched on in the PMBOK, most of us have little exposure to Monte Carlo analysis – which is a shame! Monte Carlo analysis can add a new level of credibility to our planning when the stakes are high by backing […]

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Feb
19

PM Happy Hour 012-Sassy or Assertive? Women in Project Management

PM Happy Hour 012-Sassy or Assertive? Women in Project Management There is enough to deal with in project management without gender issues making it even tougher. So, in this course we openly talk about challenges women can face in the workplace. We will talk through some real-life examples of challenges Kate has faced, and we […]

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Feb
18

PM Happy Hour 011-A love letter to my RAID log

PM Happy Hour 011-A love letter to my RAID log In this course, we look at a tried-and-true stand-by in the PM world, the RAID Log. RAID Logs (Risks, Actions, Issues and Decisions) are an essential tool that every PM needs in their toolbox. Heck, you can effectively run an entire project from one! If […]

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Feb
18

PM Happy Hour 010-The Sweet Irony of Failed MS Project Server Implementations

PM Happy Hour 010-The Sweet Irony of Failed MS Project Server Implementations Microsoft Project Professional client is a staple in the industry, and is probably where most of learned what a GANTT chart is. But many implementations of the “online” version, Project Server, fail. Why is that? What lessons can we learn from this common […]

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Feb
18

PM Happy Hour 009-5 Things your technical architect secretly wants to yell at you

PM Happy Hour 009-5 Things your technical architect secretly wants to yell at you In this course, we delve into the relationship between a project lead (the Project Manager), and the technical lead (the Architect). If this relationship is strong, there is little they cannot accomplish. If it is weak – you may be in […]

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Feb
18

PM Happy Hour 008-5 Things that only your Communications BFF will tell you

PM Happy Hour 008-5 Things that only your Communications BFF will tell you In this course we plunge into Project Communications – the most common cause of project failure. They are joined by Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss, authors of the book “B.S., Incorporated.” Over happy hour, they share 5 insightful “tough love” tips on […]

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Feb
18

PM Happy Hour 007-How to respond to “stupid” executive asks

PM Happy Hour 007-How to respond to “stupid” executive asks In this course, we talk about a really tough subject – how to handle an outside senior stakeholder who wants to exert influence on your project. This can be very difficult when that influence is contrary to decisions already agreed in the project by senior […]

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Feb
18

PM Happy Hour 006-The First 5 questions to ask when starting a new project (BONUS!)

PM Happy Hour 006-The First 5 questions to ask whenever you start a new project (BONUS!) This is a bonus course for the 5 course series, “5 questions you should ask when starting any new project,” from the PM Happy Hour podcast. Having these 5 questions ready at hand can help you in many situations […]

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Feb
18

PM Happy Hour 005-Risk? The FIFTH question to ask when starting a new project

PM Happy Hour 005-Risk? The FIFTH question to ask when starting a new project This is course #5 of a 5 course series, “The first 5 questions you should ask when starting any new project,” from the PM Happy Hour podcast. Having these 5 questions ready at hand can help you in many situations where […]

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Feb
18

PM Happy Hour 004- Schedule? The FOURTH question to ask when starting a new project

PM Happy Hour 004- Schedule? The FOURTH question to ask whenever you start a new project This is course #4 of a 5 course series, “The first 5 questions you should ask when starting any new project,” from the PM Happy Hour podcast. Having these 5 questions ready at hand can help you in many […]

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Feb
17

PM Happy Hour 003-Cost? The THIRD question to ask whenever you start a new project

PM Happy Hour 003-Cost? The THIRD question to ask whenever you start a new project This is course #3 of a 5 course series, “The first 5 questions you should ask when starting any new project,” from the PM Happy Hour podcast. Having these 5 questions ready at hand can help you in many situations […]

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Feb
16

PM Happy Hour 002 – Scope? The SECOND question to ask when starting a new project

PM Happy Hour 002 – Scope? The SECOND question to ask when starting a new project This is course #2 of a 5 course series, “The first 5 questions you should ask when starting any new project,” from the PM Happy Hour podcast. Having these 5 questions ready at hand can help you in many […]

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Feb
16

PM Happy Hour 001 -Success? The FIRST question to ask when starting a project

PM Happy Hour 001 -Success? The FIRST question to ask when starting a new project This is course #1 of a 5 course series, “The first 5 questions you should ask when starting any new project,” from the PM Happy Hour podcast. Having these 5 questions ready at hand can help you in many situations […]

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