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Our Webinar on How to Facilitate Productive Project Planning Meetings

Posted on: February 9th, 2019 by Jim

Recently my colleague Rich Maltzman and I published a book called “How To Facilitate Productive Planning Meetings.” We held a well-received webinar recently and I’d like to share that with you here. If you like what you hear, you can find our book at Amazon and other great places. Link to Amazon Abstract Planning is vital to your project execution and success. Projects are often

Project Communications in a Multigenerational World

Posted on: February 14th, 2017 by Jim

I’ve published an article in Please see my article Project Communications in a multgenerational world here.

How to Run a More Effective Project Meeting

Posted on: November 22nd, 2016 by Jim

I read an article a while back regarding the topic of meetings. According to a study, the typical American professional attends over 60 meetings per month, approximately 50% of meeting time is wasted and – my favorite – 39% of people doze off during the meeting! The reason I’m writing this article today is simple – yesterday, once again, someone had to apologize to me for being

Effective communications (email) 2

Posted on: November 26th, 2013 by Jim

So I talked last time about the importance of effective email communications. One thing I should add to that discussion is the following: is this email really necessary? As we know, everyone on a project is inundated by far too many emails. One student of mine went so far as to create a rule in his email package. If the note wasn’t addressed to him – if he was only cc’ed – the

Effective communications (Email)

Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by Jim

I have heard through students and from reading articles that some people, especially in the millennial generation, are getting away from email. Towards what I wondered. In one article a team member said something along the lines of, “By my tweets ye shall know me.” Well, that’s fine if he can somehow convey information concisely in 140 characters. But for the rest of us mere mortals,

Effective project communications (3)

Posted on: October 7th, 2013 by Jim

As mentioned in my last post, PMI has recognized that a significant number of projects fail due to poor communications. So knowing that, our goal on the project is to prevent bad communications as much as possible, thereby reducing risk to the project. How can we do that? I will suggest a few things: -Communications management plan: per PMI this is a “component of the project management plan