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Seven Habits of True Project Leaders: Habit #7

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This series covers highlights the seven habits that are highly ingrained in project leaders who are capable of consistently delivering project success.  Our last post discussed the importance of being a stark realist.

Habit #7: Scope Changes Are Second Nature

As the old saying goes: How does a project fall a year behind schedule? One day at a time! If you ran a post-mortem for all of the projects that have failed in your organization, the most common cause of death would likely be scope creep. (more…)

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Seven Habits of True Project Leaders: Habit #6

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This series covers highlights the seven habits that are highly ingrained in project leaders who are capable of consistently delivering project success.  Our last post discussed the importance of airtight communication.

Habit #6: Stubbornly Sticks to Reality

The ideal project manager would make for a lousy politician. The project manager’s job isn’t to inspire optimism, but to tell you why a project might fail and to inform you when it’s failing. (more…)

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Seven Habits of True Project Leaders: Habit #5

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This series covers highlights the seven habits that are highly ingrained in project leaders who are capable of consistently delivering project success.  Our last post discussed the importance of administrivia.

Habit #5: Enables Airtight Communication

Every hiring manager knows to emphasize “communication skills,” but this generally refers to someone’s individual ability to speak well. Equally important is the insistence to put the plan and infrastructure in place that enables communicating in the first place. (more…)

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Seven Habits of True Project Leaders: Habit #4

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This series covers highlights the seven habits that are highly ingrained in project leaders who are capable of consistently delivering project success.  Our last post discussed risk management.

Habit #4: Strong Attention to Detail

When people think of a leader, they don’t generally think of someone who dots the Is and crosses the Ts. When managing projects, especially the control activities during execution, the ability to flawlessly execute on the minutia is crucial. (more…)

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Seven Habits of True Project Leaders: Habit #3

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This series covers highlights the seven habits that are highly ingrained in project leaders who are capable of consistently delivering project success.  Our last post discussed the importance of the architect.

Habit #3: Doesn’t Gamble with Other People’s Money

Leadership is often associated with bravery and fortitude, but you don’t want to trust the helm to someone who exposes your organization to unnecessary risks. (more…)

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Seven Habits of True Project Leaders: Habit #2

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This series covers highlights the seven habits that are highly ingrained in project leaders who are capable of consistently delivering project success.  Our last post introduced the topic and discussed the project charter.

Habit #2: Demands a Strong Architect

A strong leader relies on the support of their team members, especially in areas where the project manager is either weak or not expected to have a certain skill in the first place. (more…)

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Seven Habits of True Project Leaders: Intro and First Habit

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Our last posts discussed how failure is not an option for projects, and the way to avoid failure is through perfect planning and flawless execution. This series will cover the habits that need to be ingrained in a project leader for them to instill the discipline necessary to make project failure obsolete.

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Make Project Failure Obsolete

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In our last post, we discussed how failure is not an option in today’s business environment. This post will cover how to do the seemingly impossible of getting projects right every time.

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Agenda for Project Leadership Webinar Announced

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7 Habits of True Project Leaders

Date: Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Time: 12pm PT /3pm ET
Duration: 1 Hour

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Project Execution Solutions: People

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The critical elements of successful project execution are People, Process, Technology, and Governance. Success is consistently delivered when all of these dimensions are well defined, fully implemented, well-managed, and fully adopted. They must be both adopted individually and integrated together to enable each other for success.

This post covers the first and foremost of these dimensions: (more…)

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