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Green Project Management – PMI Minnesota – 2011

September 29, 2011 by


Good morning PMI Minnesota! in an effort to go green and to help your mobile access I’ve translated the Green Project Management presentation into a highlights post!  Here’s a Link to the USGBC’s & LEED as well – Slide 2 — Why “Think Green”?  •All systems (economic, social, etc.) depend on the link to living systems •Our natural resources are […]

Virtual Teams – Media Richness

January 31, 2011 by


Various technologies have various levels of media richness. Media richness means communication media have varying capacities for resolving ambiguity, negotiating varying interpretations, and facilitating understanding. Media is said to be very rich when it provides: the availability of instant feedback; the capacity of the medium to transmit multiple cues such as body language, voice tone, […]

Communication – BAR SOAP

January 26, 2011 by


Lack of communication can be the kiss of death for information technology projects. Industry data often points to a breakdown in communication as one of the primary reasons for project failure. Reluctance to share information regarding barriers to a project’s success is the nail in the coffin. This absence of information sharing is known as […]

Virtual Teams – Conflict Resolution, Prove and Triumph

January 25, 2011 by


Prove it Maneuvering the political gauntlet through artful conversation and word-smithing will not resolve conflict.  Nothing will stop conflict the like graceful execution and control of a project that leads to on time, on budget completion. This is the area where the project management fundamentals are a focal point.  Earned value may not be glamorous, […]

Virtual Teams – Conflict Resolution, Monitor

January 24, 2011 by


The stage is set.  Successful conflict resolution now depends on actively monitoring the three essential legs – risk, environment and team.  Update the conflict elements on a weekly basis. If conflict does surface, determine the threshold for engaging the contingency plan and corrective action. Another effective way to monitor conflict is to talk about it. […]

Virtual Teams – Conflict Resolution, Evaluate the team’s pulse

January 22, 2011 by


While environmental IQ through stakeholder’s analysis addresses the outside / in part of the equation, evaluate the team’s pulses addresses the inside / out. When the two are balanced through an equal amount of attention and thought, then the conflict potential is lowered. There are two steps for knowing a teams pulse.

Virtual Teams – Conflict Resolution, Risk Assessment

January 20, 2011 by


Step Two of Resolving Virtual Team Conflict is to treat it as a potential risk.  The advantage of looking at team conflict as a risk is it’s an easier to say “hey let’s treat team conflict as a risk element, something that might happen” rather than “gee, we’re conflicted and at each others throat, upper […]