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    November 12, 2012

    A Project Manager’s Guide to Proper Care & Feeding of Project Issues

    Learn how to manage the small, seemingly harmless complications before they escalate and damage your career.

    By Ron Montgomery, Management Consultant & Owner, OnPoint, LLC Your project kick off meeting was a great success and the team is beginning to execute the plan.   Then some nefarious trolls begin to arrive in your email inbox.  They vary in external appearance, but they have a common name: Project Issues.  When they first arrive, they are small and appear to be harmless.  When ignored, they grow and multiply and sometimes damage the project manager’s career....Continue reading

    By Ron MontgomeryPosted in Project & Process Management on November 12, 2012

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    October 15, 2012

    Political Advice for Project Managers: Navigating Office Politics

    Four Tips to Achieve Your Goals & Overcome Workplace Opposition

    By Ron Montgomery, Management Consultant & Owner, OnPoint, LLC Project managers go through extensive professional development to prepare for the job.  They study scheduling, budgeting, team dynamics, communication, and change management among other subjects.  Conspicuously absent from the typical project management syllabus is the study of company politics.  This is unfortunate because projects are to great extent political activities.   Why are they political...Continue reading

    By Ron MontgomeryPosted in Project & Process Management on October 15, 2012

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    September 24, 2012

    Successful Project Managers - The ‘Ninjas’ of Influence

    What behaviors define successful project managers and the people who sponsor them?

    By Ron Montgomery, Management Consultant & Owner, OnPoint, LLC It’s a common complaint among project managers; “I have the responsibility, but I don’t have the authority.”  It’s true that project managers rarely have formal authority, and the lack of such authority makes it difficult to meet project objectives and ensure that issues are resolved in a timely manner. However, successful project managers still manage to get the job done without formal authority. ...Continue reading

    By Ron MontgomeryPosted in Project & Process Management on September 24, 2012

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    September 18, 2012

    Four SMART Principles of Project Management

    Learn how better planning can improve project efficiency.

    By Gina Fedeli, President GCF Consulting, Inc. In today’s economy, most of us wear more than one hat, and “project manager” may be only one of them. How can you meet all your commitments without burning out? Be Strategic First of all, throw out that treadmill and take responsibility for the use of your own time. If you’re being bombarded with changing or conflicting priorities, talk to your manager. Be prepared with details concerning your workload and ask for clarification on...Continue reading

    By Gina FedeliPosted in Project & Process Management on September 18, 2012

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    July 1, 2012

    Drive Your Team With One Simple Tool

    Learn How Action Oriented Team Management Can Drive Timely Results.

    Do your team or project meetings sound something like this… “Oh, was I supposed to do that?  I thought someone else had that responsibility.  Was that due already?”  When you ask someone for an update on a task that was issued to him or her during the group’s previous meeting, how do you respond to excuses?  It is frustrating for you and for those who are getting their tasks done.  So how can you ensure your team does not find itself behind schedule or...Continue reading

    By Dan WoodsPosted in Management on July 1, 2012

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    May 7, 2012

    Ten ways to ensure innovation is driving your company’s future.

    Is your company innovative? Are you doing your part?

    Is your company innovative?  Are you doing your part? Does your company have an R&D group that appears very busy to everyone, spends millions of dollars, and never seems to roll out any success stories?   Do you wonder how other companies manage to stay one step ahead of yours in the marketplace? Do you have a “follow the market leader” strategy since you don’t have the finances to invest in your own innovation?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Marketing & Innovation on May 7, 2012

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