Planning & Risk Management Whitepapers

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3 Proven Steps to Better Manage Project Stakeholder Risks
In this article we’ll address the people swirling around your project: stakeholders. You’ll find some tips and other resources for optimizing stakeholder involvement in your project.

5 Steps to Create a Smart Crystal Ball for Project Success
If you have any experience in managing projects, you know how critical a project post mortem can be in trying to figure out what went right, what went wrong and how to continuously improve.  This process is, of course, after the fact. Its usefulness is in learning how you might handle things better the next time.

Create More Realistic Schedules with Multi-Project Resource Leveling
Resource leveling is essential for building a realistic schedule. If our schedules call for personnel to work 24 hours a day in order to meet milestones, it’s a good bet we’ll miss the milestones. As more people work on more projects, it isn’t enough for a project manager to avoid over-scheduling team members. It takes the coordinated effort of multiple project managers and the managers who have authority to assign people to projects.

Getting the Right Project Resources to Succeed – 7 Key Questions
With every project comes competition for resources to get the job done. When managers tell you there’s not enough staff or budget to give you what’s needed to get the job done, how do you get more than your “fair share?”

How to Best Handle a Fixed Deadline when Project Scope is Unclear
Lewis and Clark finished their journey almost 1 year behind schedule. When your project finishes 10 months late, chances are there aren’t any parades. How to handle a fixed deadline when project scope is unclear.

How to Gracefully Overcome the Top 4 Project Challenges
Poor project execution causes more failures than poor strategies. Learn about the 4 biggest challenges and what can a project leader do to deliver predictable results.

Project Management Best Practice Templates
Want to save time and frustration? These 20 proven Project Management Templates will help you to manage your projects more successfully by saving time, reducing cost and improving project quality and business value.

Three Keys to Project Leadership
So what is Project Leadership? Is it task lists? Is it Gantt charts? Schedules? People stuff? The answer is YES, all of the above, and much more.

Top 10 Project Management Mistakes and How to Prevent Them from Destroying Your Next Project
Most high growth companies today complete much of their core work through projects and project teams.  Successful high growth organizations know how to define, plan and execute successful projects. They learn from early slip-ups.

Top 5 Warning Signs of a Bad Project Leader
As Project Leaders, we rarely think that we are the Captain of the project version of the Titanic or that the problem lies with us. We blame any problems on our teams, clients, stakeholders, sponsors, or other external factors—not on ourselves. Learn if you or one of your project leaders is the issue and what to do about it.

Virtual Project Teams: 5 Tips to Avoid the Most Common Dangers
Virtual project teams contain additional (and often hidden) risks.  Creating a high performing team is challenging enough when all team members are on the same site. When the team operates virtually, the challenges are multiplied. Here are some project management tips for virtual teams that will keep you all on track.

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Vice President of Human Resources

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Learning & Development

ebay

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VP Human Resources

Blackhawk Network

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Director, Business Planning & Analysis

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VP of Human Resources

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Cutera

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Intuit

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