Archive for July, 2013

Can project managers stem cost overruns?

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Why do so many large infrastructure projects seem to be plagued by cost overruns? The Atlantic believes it has one answer.

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How not to run a meeting

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

It’s not that hard to to be a good project manager. Sadly, it’s even easier to be a bad one.

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Apple Maps debacle demonstrates the need for skilled project managers

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Now that the company has had a year to perfect its Maps app and to scrutinize the process that produced it, Apple should invest in some highly trained, well-qualified project managers.

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Project managers needed to coordinate Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The federal government will need skilled project managers to coordinate health care activities between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Boston company uses gamification to encourage salespeople, waiters

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Boston-based company Objective Logistics has developed software that uses gamification principles to teach employees in the retail and restaurant industries how to excel at their jobs.

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Project managers needed to handle U.S. oil and gas boom

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

There are many logistical concerns about the fracking boom that could benefit from the attention of PMP®-certified project managers.

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Could skilled project managers save public transportation?

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Public transportation has suffered in recent years, as recession-beleaguered cities and states have been forced to slash their budgets, resulting in delayed maintenance and cuts to service.

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Skilled project managers needed for Canadian bridge repairs

Friday, July 19th, 2013

If project managers are not technically qualified and professionally prepared, crucial infrastructure projects may fail to meet required engineering specs. And failed infrastructure projects can be dangerous.

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Airbus project failure led to delays, additional costs

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Well-trained project managers are essential for the success of any project. Poorly trained managers make more mistakes, and any mistake—even a minor one—can cause serious cost and schedule overruns.

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Author: Project management can improve nonprofits

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Nonprofits can use project management strategies to succeed, writes one author.

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