5 Myths About Program Management

What are the "standard" business related terms we use every day that seem clear enough, but perhaps are not. One of the classic culprits that jumped immediately to mind is the definition of Program Management. Rather than wax on with an etymological history of the phrase, I thought I would address five common myths about program management to help properly define the phrase.

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Five Ways to Think and Act Like an Effective Project Manager

You don't have to be a project manager to think like one and benefit from their approach to project work.  Getting work done, and done well, usually involves having a plan.  But where does that plan come from?  How do you get started, and how do you see it through?  These are questions I hear often and as one of the greatest sources of frustration.

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Tell Your Business Story with Smart Data

We will wrap up 2013 with “big data” as the dominant business and tech buzzword of the year.  Marketing slogans have been created or revamped to incorporate the seeming imminence of Big Data, and big players to small-timers have jumped on the Big Data bandwagon.  Unfortunately for many, these marketing slogans miss the much more relevant attribute of data analysis today.

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Making a Job Search Work

In last week's post I outlined a primer for writing an expert resume as an integral part of a job search.  A resume is one asset (of a few) that needs to be honed and kept at the ready as it is part of the choreography between different efforts and stages in any job search.  But, the resume is neither the beginning nor the end to a successful job search.

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Five Essential Steps for Designing Business Success

Whether or not entrepreneurs or business managers realize it, or consciously set out to do it, we design our business successes (and failures).  We set ourselves up for success, or for failure.  At the heart of any great business venture, regardless of complexity or whether your funding is in the thousands or millions, there are five essential steps for designing business success from the outset.

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