The Art of Project Management: Expert advice from experienced project managers in Silicon Valley, and around the world
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How does a one-woman business handle big growth, fast?

Hello, this is Laura Lee Rose – author of TimePeace: Making peace with time – and I am a business and efficiency coach that specializes in time management, project management and work-life balance strategies. I help busy professionals and entrepreneurs create effective systems so that they can comfortably delegate to others, be more profitable and […]

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How to navigate office politics.

How to navigate office politics.

How can women navigate office politics while staying professional?

Regardless of whether you are male or female, the most effective way to get ahead in an office environment is to do the following:

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Mid-Air Disaster Avoided: Values win over Litigation!

Mid-Air Disaster Avoided: Values win over Litigation!

In an emergency, would do what’s right to help someone or would you do what’s legally acceptable?  I hear you saying, “It depends.”  Well, yes it does. But on what does your choice depend?  What influences your choice? Here’s a client’s story about that kind of dilemma that had him up-in-the-air, literally, and how his […]

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Been nudged lately? (Are you sure???)

I got a D in English when I was a sophomore in high school.  I don’t remember who my teacher was or if I liked him or her. I don’t remember who I sat next to in class.  I don’t remember being yelled at by mom or dad; it’s likely they expressed their deep, deep […]

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Got POWER? (what kind?)

Dictionary.com defines power as a person or thing that possesses or exercises authority or influence. To this, I’m adding to get something done.  Sounds like a basic definition of business. As such, I think it’s worth exploring what kind of power is being used to get what kind of work done. While a conversation about […]

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OPM and Agile; Conflicting Frameworks or Complementary Approaches?

 OPM and Agile; Conflicting Frameworks or Complementary Approaches?

Everyone in development knows about Agile. However, Organizational Project Management (OPM) is still relatively unheard of. Simply stated; OPM focuses on linking strategy with project work.  This is the ultimate framework to make sure that your project  creates the right enterprise outcomes and not just outputs.   Today I am heading to the Project Management […]

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Managing Projects Overseas – Part III – Simplify the Process

Managing Projects Overseas – Part III – Simplify the Process We just spoke of global perspective of managing projects overseas, followed with how PMs can minimize culture gaps in these situations. We now conclude with a value-based sequel relating to simplifying the process as we successfully manage our project (s) overseas. Meeting Your Timeline Objective: […]

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One of the Few Women at Work

One of the Few Women at Work

(This article is part of a series originally published in Japan by ALC Press English Journal, and is written in “Global English”. CLICK HERE to see the accompanying video, spoken in “Global English”.) QUESTION:  “I’m one of the few women in a leadership position in my company, and often I’m the only woman at meetings. Sometimes I feel […]

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Are Businesswomen Contributing Enough? Nope!

Are Businesswomen Contributing Enough? Nope!

Not even close! Don’t take my word for it. I’m educated as a scientist, and I do everything I can to make fact-based decisions based on data, so here’s some data for ya . . . According to the 2011 Catalyst Census:Fortune 500 Women Board Directors, Executive Officers and Top Earners and prior Catalyst Censuses, women have made no […]

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