Browsing All posts tagged under »Project and Program Management«

Dirty Consulting Tricks – Subletting the “talent”

October 9, 2012 by

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Bait and switch.  Pitch the A team and send in the D team.  Front load the client engagement up high and deliver low.  Three consulting slang terms for subletting talent or substituting in lesser skilled or experienced talent for the one proposed for an engagement. In program and project management the engagements typically involve the […]

TAPUniversity’s Online Learning System has moved.

October 8, 2011 by

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Exciting news. TAPUniversity has partnered with gnomio to launch its learning management system ahead.  Additional must-have features include test bank expansion and knowledge sharing tools.  An innovator in online project management training since 2006, this partnership ensures our delivery keeps paced with your learning needs! Just click on the TAPUniversity LMS* on the menu to […]

Time for a quick celebration – 400 posts!

February 16, 2011 by

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I  wanted to share a little milestone. We reached 400 posts yesterday. Our blog is primarily targeted for education, learning and conversation. While we do need some money to keep the lights on, we try to keep the commercial pitches and “monentization” to a minimum.  Thank you everyone who has participated, read and engaged with […]

Agile Principle 11 – Self Organizing teams produce best architectures, requirements and design

February 14, 2011 by

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Agile manifesto – principles number 1 – 10 were ones I could embrace or at least accept.  And yes I know it’s your 10th birthday this month.  But really, number 11 is a difficult one for this control oriented, project management/ manager type to swallow.  You’re saying that self-organizing teams can get it done?  Yeah […]

Agile Principle 9 – Agility is a result of technical excellence and good design

February 12, 2011 by

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The ninth principle of agile brings in important aspects of enterprise architecture and system design. Technical excellence is a board term.  it can be applied to hardware, software, network infrastructure, process management, project management, programming, release management, etc.  I also think of enterprise architecture I hear technical excellence.  While Agile is change driven, that does […]

Need to Know vs. Nice to Know: PM’s and Functional Managers- a critical partnership

January 27, 2011 by

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Part of the project manager’s (PM) role is to delegate tasks to resources to get the work done.  Mostly these people report to functional managers, not the PM leading the project. So, what do you do when assigned tasks don’t get done because a resource’s first allegiance is not to the project, but to their […]

Promises and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 23, 2010 by

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“I know Jack will get that report to me by Friday. He said I’ll have it by Friday, so I’ll have it by Friday—Jack never lets me down. When he says something will get done, I don’t worry about it because I can trust he’ll take care of it” says the project sponsor. “You’re fortunate […]