Thought Leadership in Project Management: with Erika Flora, President and Founder of BEYOND20

- By Dr. Emad Rahim, PMP, SCM, OMCP Erika Flora, President and Founder of BEYOND20, started her career as a Microbiologist turned Project Manager and has always had a passion for improving how companies manage work and serve their customer base. In 2006, she started BEYOND20, a consulting and training firm built on expertise in ...

Some Reasons Why Projects Fail

- By Dr. Emad Rahim, PMP, CSM Rapid globalization of business means organizations must significantly increase its capacity to accurately manage information and data. In response to this growing capacity demand, more discussion is needed to develop effective project management processes and approaches. Many new product developments are cancelled before completion and never implemented. Researchers ...

Risk Factors in Communication Management

By Alexandria Loveless, Associate Project Manager at Starbucks It is important for the project manager to understand the cultural differences within their team, department and organization. Cultural factors can create barriers within a team through verbal language, body language and written communications. This can include semantics and connotations, social conventions and nonverbal communication. The project manager needs ...

The Benefits of Risk Management Planning

- Dr. Emad Rahim, Kotouc Family Endowed Chair of PM Center of Excellence A risk management plan ensures that risks are managed properly. The goal is to reduce impact of negative risks and to increase the impact of opportunities. The risk management plan provides a tool for reporting risk to senior managements as well as the ...

Careers in #ProjectManagement – The Future of #ProjectManagers

By, Ioan Gaitan, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Civil Engineering Operations and Student in MPM Degree Program  Tech. Sgt. Ioan Gaitan, inspects aggregate brought on site for an airfield project at Suwon Air Base, Republic of Korea Although the project management practitioners continue to be in high demand, the opportunities offered will vary by sector and location. ...

Thought Leadership in Project Management: with Dr. Rick Johnson, Consultant in Construction Management

Dr. Rick Johnson specializes in the architecture, engineering, and construction professions. He has established a high level professional expertise in management science and project management on a global scale. As an inducted presidential member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS); he has also evolved his leadership skills to a recognized national level through the Sigma Alpha ...

21s Century Leadership: Healthcare Organizations

- By Dr. Terrence D. Duncan, DBA, MBA Dr. Terrence D. Duncan, holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Walden University. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Health Care Management. Dr. Duncan has two of his works published in health care related matters. With 10 years of ...

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 810 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 14 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the ...

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Tips To Increase The Engagement Level Of Your Project Team

PM Center Insider – by Dr. Wayne Richards Jr. Dr. Wayne Richards serves as a PM Center Faculty teaching in the MPM Degree Program at Bellevue University. He is also the Program Manager of External Programs at Raytheon Intelligence where he leads the execution and supports the capture of internally/externally funded programs for professional engineering ...

What is the Best Power of the Project Manager?

By Fahad Usmani, PMP®, PMI-RMP®, contributing blogger When I was studying this topic, I saw everywhere that the expert and reward powers are the best powers for the project manager, and all sources were pointing this out. However, I was not convinced, so I researched it and gave a lot of thought to this topic ...

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