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Relieve Madness This March

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March Madness is here! But we aren’t talking about basketball this time. Whether it is budgets being adjusted, end of first quarter deadlines sneaking up (with perhaps the trajectory of not being met), team dynamic clashing, or lack of leadership throughout the project, project madness happens. Just about everyone has experienced some sort of imbalance…

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Surviving Project Management TLA’s

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When the topic of TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms or Terrible Language Alternatives as coined by Julia Shumulinsky on Projectmanagement.com) comes up, I always mentally go to Robin Williams portrayal of Adrian Cronauer in “Good Morning, Vietnam”. In this scene, he relays his opinion of the former Vice President Nixon’s visit and ensuing press conference. Take…

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Valentines Day as a Project

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I’m a firm believer that holidays offer excellent opportunities for anyone to show off their amazing skills in project management. We’re talking shock and awe, my friends! Take for instance that fast-approaching day in mid-February. Just in case you didn’t take the hint the day after Christmas when some of your favorite local businesses stocked…

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Differences between PMBOK® Guide 5 & PMBOK® Guide 6

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As Project Management methodologies and best practices evolve, The Project Management Institute (PMI) updates their processes outlined in the PMBOK® Guide. At a high level, the changes found in Guide 6 stem from additions in the number of processes, the streamlining of processes, and a greater emphasis in the importance of both product and project…

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“Is PMP Certification Good for Me?”

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Do you know that only just over half, 56%, of all project managers are certified according to Wrike.com? What’s holding you back from becoming PMP Certified? Whether you’re already in the project management field or looking to jump in, the importance of what a PMP Certification can do for your career shouldn’t be overlooked. Here…

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Willy Wonka Saw the Future…

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I didn’t find a golden ticket, but I did find a few golden nuggets while watching the original Willy Wonka movie. That’s something I can only do as an adult, because I must have watched it a least a hundred times as a child and I don’t remember ever reflecting on creativity in the workplace…

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Benefits of Joining PMI Tulsa

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If you’re here, you’re probably looking for ways to enhance, grow, and/or compliment your existing project management repertoire. And we’re so glad you found us! Through this blog, our learning courses, social channels and more, we’re continuously working to help the community learn more about the many opportunities and resources that can help amplify your…

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Project Management Traits of Athletes

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“Think of yourself as an athlete. I guarantee you it will change the way you walk, the way you work, and the decisions you make about leadership, teamwork, and success.” Professional basketball player turned author, Mariah Burton Nelson said it best. Leadership is the first thing to come to mind when thinking of characteristics that…

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Lessons from a Reformed Gen Y’er

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Time Magazine dubbed us “The Me Me Me Generation” claiming that “Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents.” In the beginning of my telecom career, I am loathe to admit I could have easily served as the poster child for these accusations. Simply put, I was a princess and felt that…

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Creating Organizational Value through Project Management

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Executive Summary Establishing healthy and efficient Project Management within a company can be extremely difficult. It must meet the needs of the organization and the individuals within, and it must also be as valuable as the investment in running it. In 2007, Kris Reynolds, PMP, set out to create a PMO to provide the necessary…

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