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A National Capital Project Management Symposium Update

The annual symposium starts Oct. 12. The Symposium Speakers' profile has been posted on PMI OVOC website. For details, click here. To check out Symposium complete program schedule, please click here. Regular registration ends Oct. 8, 2014. To register, click here.
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Project risk management: 10 golden rules
International Business Times
All projects will encounter risks during their lifecycle, many of them caused by external factors. A fundamental task of any project manager is to recognize project risks and implement strategies that will minimize the impact they will have on project delivery. The implications of poor risk management for a project can be catastrophic. In fact it is arguably the most common reason for project failure.
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Track your time to maximize it
The Globe and Mail
Author Laura Vanderkam says successful people are obsessed with what else they can do with each specific hour — the opportunity cost of their time. As a result, they keep a time log of what they do every hour of the day to understand clearly where their time goes.

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9 secrets to project management success
CIO
Project management seems so straightforward. You set a deadline. You set a budget. You select the right people. The project gets done. In reality, project management is rarely straightforward.

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10 ways to deal with a project gone wrong
TechRepublic
Sometimes projects go downhill. And sometimes they crash. Savvy managers recognize the signs, step up and take necessary action, learn from the experience — and help the team learn from it too.

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7 ways to tell if you're ready for people management responsibilities
Forbes
One question I'm asked a lot is how to know if a person is ready to move from an individual contributor role into a job that includes people management. Unfortunately, determining the answer isn't as simple as taking a few tests, such as the written and driving tests you must pass to qualify to drive a vehicle. Although, it would be nice if it were that easy.
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The skills PM's need to succeed
Business 2 Community
Leadership and communication are the most important skills for a PM. If you are not able to communicate you will not be able to lead. Ensure that you support and encourage learning and growth. This means that you must provide coaching and training for you and your team outside of your day to day activities.
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5 tips for keeping IT projects on track
Computerworld
After more than 20 years managing IT projects at global enterprises, I have seen and experienced many situations. I've celebrated many successes and also faced many challenges. Some of these experiences have served as good examples of what works and what doesn't in IT project management.
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Next-gen project management
Constructech
Increasing complexities and costs of today's construction programs highlight the importance of strategic management of the entire construction process from project launch to close. It's no secret that effective planning and project management are integral to the successful execution of a project. The silver bullet is the technology that keeps projects on schedule and within budget.
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