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Engaging “Difficult” Stakeholders

Every project has stakeholders that may be labeled as "difficult." While I’ll acknowledge that some people just choose to be difficult and contrary; many times there is a valid reason for someone being difficult. They are just not expressing themselves in the best way possible. This is not to excuse their behavior; but, look deeper […]

Project Manager Skills

So many are needed for success!

I recently posted a question on LinkedIn asking individuals their thoughts on the “one skill” that is a must have for project managers. We all know, of course, that many skills are necessary for project managers to be successful – there is no one skill. The challenge in this […]

Use Brainstorming to Gather Ideas for BPI

Brainstorming Sessions: Everyone can be Creative!

Increase the number of people who contribute to improving a process using brainstorming

Often, when we are trying to improve upon a business process, we want to gather ideas from as many users of that process as possible. This is not always easy to do, especially when we have a larger group of users. Consider […]

The Most Difficult Part of Pulling Together the Project Team

Project Team

Responses to a Poll Question and a Client Story

A poll question1 asked of 700 project managers, project team leads, and program directors regarding their opinion of the most difficult part of pulling together a project team, delivered the following responses:

Option

Number of Responses

Finding the right internal resources (mix of skills, availability)

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Getting the Work Done with Project Management

Project Charter

A Client Story

For the last three years, one of Abudi Consulting Group’s clients, a global pharmaceutical organization, has been working with us to provide training for their employees at all levels in how to use project management best practices to accomplish work. This workshop, entitled, Taking a Project Management Approach to Getting the Work […]