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75% of organizations rank leadership skills as the most important for successful navigation of complexity in projects, according to the PMI’s “Pulse of the Profession In-Depth Report: Navigating Complexity”.
Indeed, leadership skills are important. So what can you do about it?
First, you need to understand that leadership skills are, by and […]
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You can study methodologies until you are blue in the face! However, nothing will change unless you have the right mindset!
So it goes with Agile…
Agility is the ability to shift almost seemlessly…to be less dogmatic and more pliable…to be highly flexible – and very focused on results.
And yet many […]
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The ability to learn effectively is one of the biggest skills you can have to move your career forward.
Being a good learner means that employers and clients will have faith that you can get up to speed qucily, even when you have nto done something before. This, in turn, provides you […]
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Some things can propel your career forward…and certain things that can hold it back! This post is about what holds you back – and what you can do about it – as it is a universal truth that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
To see how this […]
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Why would you earn the Six Sigma Green Belt certification, whether you are a certified PM or not? This post highlights some key considerations that can help you decide for yourself. Here are five things to consider – comparing Six Sigma to project management, whether you are PM-certified or not:
Project Management […]
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List of Cornelius Ficthner articles
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There are basically two ways to make decisions – by thinking extremely carefully and thoroughly, or not thinking at all. Well, of course, there are also varying combinations of these two extremes in the vast area between.
The message here is that the extremes are bad…and you need to find the optimal […]
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The foundation for a great project is a great business case. The business case justifies the project, and lays the groundwork for the metrics that can keep the project on track – something to be used throughout the project.
The business case is a primary input for the decision to do – […]
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Should you learn “Agile Business Analysis”? Or is it better to learn “Agile PM” and “Business Analysis”, separately. I would argue that the latter choice is better, and here’s why.
To be the most effective, you need to have a solid grounding in the basics. Unfortunately, too much specialization skews […]
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You are on a project, either in a business analysis or project management role. And you find that the business analysis environment is shifting…that the same structure just does not work well in every situation…and you want to get clear on how to manage it.
The reason the Business Analysis […]
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Most folks want a “quick fix” – to earn PM certification in the fastest way possible. The main objective for them, understandably, is to enhance their resume, get a pay increase, or get into a new position.
Fine objectives, no problem! And for three simple reasons:
Enhancing your resume is important! Getting […]
Like “soft skills”, management skills are best learned over time. But depending upon where you are in your career, you will need to place different emphasis on developing your hard versus soft skills. […]