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Rich Butkevic
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Project Management & PMO Leadership
Project Management & PMO Leadership

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I use the Things app every day and it's great. Slack is a game changer too:

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Some good thoughts about improving your technical skills. The more I understand the tech the easier being a PM is. Not really knowing what the team is talking about can be very stressful:

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Business Analysis Isn't a Role, It's a Mindset

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AWESOME read about requirements gathering, especially for those who don't have much experience with it. Bookmark and share this one! -

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Good to keep in mind this time of year, but adjusting velocity to account for the holidays only makes sense once you're able to reasonably predict it the rest of the year:

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I agree money/salary isn't the only factor, but it's certainly a big one. I'd hesitate to recommend trying to save dollars by thinking the best people will trade salary for pats on the back or a foosball table. You don't always get what you pay for, but you NEVER get what you don't pay for. -

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I couldn't disagree more with the first thing discussed here...SOME meetings are essential, MOST are anything but. The LAST thing I would do is blindly encourage MORE meetings. -

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Terrific reminders in here:

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Forecasting is TOUGH and in my experience I've rarely seen quantitative methods forecast any better than qualitative. Usually I see a TON of time being spent by management analyzing data that has repeatedly shown itself to be incorrect by orders of magnitude. IMO, unless you have very similar projects that are more or less rinse and repeat, or if your organization is EXCEPTIONALLY mature in regards to data tracking, trying to forecast without a huge margin on either side causes more problems than it solves.

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These are great and probably in most mission statements, but what's really important is making them more than platitudes and actually standing behind them when it's easier not to:
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