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by begeland
Wed 17 Sep 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Spreading the PM Knowledge - Let's Discuss
Replies: 1
Views: 3159

Re: Spreading the PM Knowledge - Let's Discuss

Thanks Duncan. I'm going to jump in here. I'm a supporter of focusing on ensuring your PMO or PM infrastructure has several very experienced project managers (depending, of course, on the size of your company and PM needs). Certified PMs are great to have, but I would avoid trying to build your PM i...
by begeland
Tue 19 Aug 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What are the first three questions you ask?
Replies: 2
Views: 4323

What are the first three questions you ask?

You're staring a new project - as a project manager or consultant. What are the first three things you ask of your project client? They may differ based on how the project came to you because in some organizations some things are already known...what the cost is, is the project fully funded, etc. Bu...
by begeland
Fri 15 Aug 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What to do when tempers flair
Replies: 0
Views: 4585

What to do when tempers flair

In the wake of the racing incident that took Kevin Ward's life and put Tony Stewart on the sidelines indefinitely, the thought of what we do on our projects when tempers flair on either side of the project fence came to mind. Granted, we aren't going to have to put ourselves in danger like Kevin War...
by begeland
Thu 24 Jul 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Management Conferences and Shows
Replies: 3
Views: 5189

Re: Project Management Conferences and Shows

Being independent, unfortunately I don't make it to any. With Las Vegas being the conference capital of the world, I wish they would conduct some PM conferences here. I do usually get media passes to Black Hat, CES, Interop, CTIA, Agile Dev/Better Software Dev, and others. But a PM conference here i...
by begeland
Thu 24 Jul 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Going out of Control
Replies: 4
Views: 5691

Re: Project Going out of Control

Good reply and common problem. I had a huge government project that I had to control - more than 8,000 tasks total. I used several managers on the project to control their direct portions of the schedule (update it, be accountable for progress, and accountable for reporting on it each week during fo...
by begeland
Thu 24 Jul 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What did you do right before becoming a PM?
Replies: 2
Views: 4073

What did you do right before becoming a PM?

We all enter project management from somewhere. What were you doing right before you entered the world of project management? For me, I was a application software developer who knew I didn't want to do that all my life. I was bid on a big government contract in a PM-type role, we won the contract an...
by begeland
Thu 24 Jul 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: "5 Reasons Why..." review/overview series
Replies: 4
Views: 6504

"5 Reasons Why..." review/overview series

I'm doing a new type of overview/review series on project management software and any PM or business software or service that could be related to project management. Like CRM software, PM services, PM training, document management software, task management, spreadsheet, productivity, testing, qualit...
by begeland
Fri 18 Jul 2014 6:57 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How do you use social media on your projects?
Replies: 0
Views: 4625

How do you use social media on your projects?

Do you use social media on you projects that you manage or participate on? How and how much? Do you use Twitter? Do you use forums like this? Do you use Facebook and create a page for your project(s)? Do you reach out on social media for questions, answers and advice? Examples? Just curious...we use...
by begeland
Tue 01 Jul 2014 5:13 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What do you use to track project issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 6207

Re: What do you use to track project issues?

Thank you all for the replies...I was curious as to what others were using since my way wasn't necessarily a powerful/reporting type tool...just a spreadsheet. Good answers all. And thanks Laura - I'll look over your site!

Brad
by begeland
Fri 27 Jun 2014 12:21 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: 7 Deadly Sins of Project Management
Replies: 3
Views: 4499

Re: 7 Deadly Sins of Project Management

Thanks Duncan....the late edits would be my fault :) Thanks everyone for your patience. I hope you like the book, but please share your thoughts either way.

Thank you!

Brad Egeland