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Mark Piscopo
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Risk Management vs. Issue Management - Surviving the Dangerous Gray Areas
Survival as a project manager can’t be separated from effective risk management. The necessary skills in the art can take years to mature, but even if you’re new to the subject you can get started right away and make a difference. In this article, we’ll attempt to get you started with immediate payoff and get you past a point of frustration often encountered when one is just beginning.

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Not all projects require procurement of goods and services. However, projects requiring procurement need an additional level of planning to avoid the common failures and pitfalls of determining, awarding, and managing procurement activities. This article can help solidify your approach to developing your project Procurement Management Plan

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Seven Considerations When Developing a Project Management Plan
In today’s world of dynamic and complex projects, a carefully developed Project Management Plan is more important than ever. The Project Management Plan is the foundation for all projects and the importance of careful and deliberate planning cannot be overstated. There’s an old adage that the more planning put into a project, the higher the likelihood of success. While no Project Management Plan can ever plan and account for every possible contingency, there are some areas of consideration that will help ensure your plan avoids some common pitfalls.

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What do Successful Project Managers Have in Common?
Most people who have practiced project management for any length of time have undoubtedly seen examples of good and bad project managers. Successful project management stems not only from one’s individual knowledge, talent, and ability, but their interactions with teams, understanding of methodologies, and ability to use the project management tools they’ve learned over the years. Most would agree that project management is neither an art nor a science but a combination of both. While there is no perfect formula for what makes a successful project manager, there are certain characteristics that they have in common.

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Why are Lessons Learned so Important?
As project managers it's important that we capture lessons learned from all of our projects.  It should be a formal process within your organization / PMO.  Here's an interesting article supporting that thought.
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