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Hiring a Project Manager!

Hello Project Management community! I am looking for a PM, with Supply Chain experience, to join us at Kroger in the Logistics Engineering team. Our team is known for finding solutions to solve challenges at our conventional and automated warehouses.   If you have any questions, please reach out to me at florin.stanescu-bellu@kroger.com Please share …

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PMP / CAPM prep class in Cincinnati OH

“The PMI Southwest Ohio PMP®/CAPM® Certification Exam Preparation class covers the process and knowledge areas of the PMBOK6®, provides sample exam questions, tips for passing the exam and answers questions on how to complete the test application. The class is instructed by experienced Project Management Professionals in the industry. Learn information from the PMBOK® Guide …

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Time versus Schedule Management

One of the changes in the current PMBOK Guide 6th Edition compared with the previous PMBOK Guide 5th Edition is the renaming of Time Management as Schedule Management. The change came unexpected for members like me and got me thinking. The first time when someone argued the “time management” expression was during the leadership course …

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Front Line Leadership Course

During the month of May I attended a course on leadership. It is a course with a good reputation in our neck of the woods, plus a number of coworkers have also attended it and gave it rave reviews. The course is scheduled during 4 sessions (1 per week), 4 hours a session; if you …

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Procurement Challenge

I faced an interesting case of procurement challenge as lead design engineer in one of my current projects. The bill of materials (BOM) of a few hundred of items was sent to our preferred overseas supplier and over a week period they sent back an original quote and a revised version of it. The items …

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Lessons Learned from a PMP bootcamp

At the end of September 2017 I was presented with an unexpected opportunity to teach my first PMP bootcamp. I could not refuse it. It was something I was curious about ever since I attended one as a PMP aspirant back in the summer of 2014. Back then I was not ready to attend a …

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The 3 Magic Questions

Corporate Trainer Dana Brownlee presents her “3 Magic Questions” technique for managing an under-performer: “What is your understanding?” “What the deliverable will look like?” “What are the first 3 steps you are going to take to begin working on this task?” These 3 questions ensure there is task clarity and expectations, creating an open communication …

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5 Common Project Management Mistakes

An excellent short video courtesy of Corporate Trainer Dana Brownlee, focused on the 5 common project management mistakes: Ignoring the Team Slacker Skipping the Initiation Phase Skipping Risk Analysis Not Being Brutally Honest with the Project Sponsor Failing to Learn from Previous Mistakes Hope you will enjoy it like we did!

The Future of PM Community

The future of our Project Management community is dependent on the number of professionals and their professional readiness; quantity and quality. It is a bold statement, and some of my peers may disagree. During small and large projects we have experienced situations where team members are outnumbered by tasks and challenges, and their professional experience …

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BC Hydro “PMI 2016 PMO of the Year”

This month’s event organized by our Canadian West Coast Chapter had a special meaning for all of us. BC Hydro is the electric utility in the province of British Columbia. They have won the prestigious “PMI 2016 PMO of the Year” and ever since this has been the buzz in the community. Having them come …

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