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Author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, talks about the level of technical expertise that project managers need to bring to the table.

This is a guest post from the MindEdge Report. For more professional development videos, visit www.mindedgereport.com.


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We’re always on the look-out for the latest noteworthy Project Management news and commentary. We’ve aggregated pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

“15 Awesome Tool I Use To Management My Projects” – A Girl’s Guide to Project Management
If you’re expecting to find a long list of project management apps in this article, then I’m sorry but you’re in the wrong place. I don’t believe that software is the be-all and end-all for managing projects. There is some software in the list, but most of what I use to manage projects isn’t software-driven… Continue Reading

“PM Tip: Manage Your Pipeline” [Video] – BrightWork
In order to successfully control your portfolio of projects, we suggest you do the following to ensure you have the visibility to keep your portfolio running smoothly… Continue Reading

“How to Be a Great Team Player” – Innovative Management Solutions
Have you worked for teams where everyone pitches in, and you all work together in perfect harmony? Do you always play to your strengths in a team, or are there times when the group you’re in just doesn’t gel?Either way, teamworking is such a vital way of completing projects that it’s worth developing and refining the skills that will help you make a valuable contribution… Continue Reading

“Are Your Communication Habits Good Enough” – projectmanagement.com
About 75-90 percent of a project manager’s time is spent formally or informally communicating, according to PMI’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (aka, PMBOK). No surprise, then, how much communication is linked to project success… Continue Reading

“Ishikawa (Fishbone) Diagram – always use it for Problem Solving” – PM Perspectives
Typical for technical problem solving is that a special matter expert is dealing with this and that he or she knows the root cause very soon or at least the direction where to search for the root cause. In many cases the problem solver is the developer of the product (or process) or a well-trained quality… Continue Reading

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2016 MindEdge, Inc.


We’re always on the look-out for the latest noteworthy Project Management news and commentary. We’ve aggregated the pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

“9 Signs Your Project Management Solution Is Broken” – LiquidPlanner
Managing projects is a complex business. And many of the project management tools out there don’t help—in part because they’re just as complex as the projects themselves… Continue Reading

“Systems Thinking in Project Management” – PM Hut
Most project managers tend to think only conventionally when managing projects. This means that they begin from a given project goal, plan the project to meet the goal, then execute the plan in order to meet the project goal. Little thought is given to strategic thinking… Continue Reading

“A Brief History of Project Management” – Innovative Management Solutions
Many tend to think of project management as a new venture for growth and development. However, project management has been around for thousands of years. Project management was involved in the planning, coordination, and construction of the Ancient Wonders of the World… Continue Reading

“The Best Way to Ensure Project Success? Understand and Control the Scope” – PM.com
There are dozens of studies about project failure. (To name just three: Standish Group’s Chaos reports, PMI’s 2013 Pulse of the Profession®: The High Cost of Low Performance and Gartner’s 2012 survey on why projects fail). There are at least as many reasons why projects fail… Continue Reading

“The Campaign for Real Project Managers” – PM Perspectives
I’ve been thinking recently about authenticity and the way that Project Managers [PMs] present themselves in the professional arena. One recent post on LinkedIn highlighted a vacancy advert requiring that the PM had previous experience of managing “ugly” projects… Continue Reading

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

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We’re always on the look-out for the latest noteworthy Project Management news and commentary. We’ve aggregated the pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

“The Three Things That Transcend All Project Approaches” – PM Voices
Recently I had the chance to engage with Microsoft’s social media team about some of the issues I have been covering here. Their team brought up a question you may have asked as well: How do you differentiate between “digital” project management and project management?… Continue Reading

“What will the Internet of Things mean for project management?” – CIO Online
Ok, the Internet of Things (IoT) may not mean anything to your next project, but it’s coming. IoT will eventually affect you, your next project, the technology you are delivering, and your IT organization as a whole… Continue Reading

“Dress Properly for Your PMI-ACP Exam” – Agile PrepCast
Although there are numerous preparations you can make before the day that you sit for the PMI-ACP Exam, there are also some things you can plan to do ahead of time on the actual day of the Exam to help maximize your chances of successfully passing and obtaining your certification… Continue Reading

“10 Questions to Ask a Project Manager Before a New Project” – netguru
With any new project that you and your team undertake, one thing is absolutely vital – communication. Indeed, a lack of adequate communication can prove to be the downfall of many what would otherwise be successful projects… Continue Reading

“Methods or Madness?” – LinkedIn Pulse
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Never discuss religion or politics with your coworkers?” After meeting with a group of peers for drinks and gossip the other day, I would like to add one more item to that piece of contemporary wisdom: methodology. Nothing seems to fire up a group of project managers quite like the topic of project management methodology… Continue Reading

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2015 MindEdge, Inc.


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We’re always on the look-out for the latest noteworthy Project Management news and commentary. We’ve aggregated the pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Project Risk Management” – Edupristine
There is no project or technique that is 100% risk free. Risk in unavoidable when we take projects. However it is the responsibility of the project manager to ensure that risks are reduced to a minimum. With a proper risk management in place the risks can be monitored and controlled… Continue Reading

“A problem well-stated is a problem half-solved” – Go Lean Six Sigma
A problem well-stated is a problem half-solved. Continue Reading

“An Introduction to Cost of Delay” – All About Agile
I was recently watching an episode of Shark Tank. I loved the unfiltered statement from Kevin O’Leary (Mr. Wonderful) toward an entrepreneur seeking an investor in his company… Continue Reading

“5 Ways Project Managers Can Use Stress To Their Advantage” – ProjectTimes
What does swearing, kissing, chewing gum and eating garlic all have in common? Well, apparently they are just some of the more unusual ways you can quickly reduce your stress levels… Continue Reading

“Three Steps to Create a Project Closure Report” – ICPM
The Project Closure Report allows you to document the reasons for closing the project, as well as the steps you intend to take to do it properly. There could be a lot of loose ends to tie up, including the following… Continue Reading

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2015 MindEdge, Inc.


We’re always on the look-out for the latest noteworthy Project Management news and commentary. We’ve aggregated the pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

When to Use Lean Six Sigma Tools?” – PEX

Why Projects Need Stories” – A Girl’s Guide to Project Management

Demystifying Portfolio Management” – Agile Development Blog

How do you onboard new project team members” – Easy in theory, difficult in practice

Carl Sagan’s BS Detector” – Herding Cats

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2014 MindEdge


We’re always on the look-out for the latest noteworthy Project Management news and commentary. We’ve aggregated the pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

Don’t Shrink – Rethink” – PEX

4 Steps for More Effective Meetings” – A Girl’s Guide to Project Management

Measurements Towards Continuous Delivery” – Agile Advice

Mnemonics for PMP and CAPM Certifications” – Deep Fried Brain
Cultivating the team is crucial to reaping a good project harvest” – Easy in theory, difficult in practice

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2014 MindEdge


We’re always on the look-out for the latest noteworthy Project Management news and commentary. We’ve aggregated the pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

10/10/10” – Zen, Project Management, and Life

How Not to Start Off Behind Schedule (video)” – pmStudent

Introduction to Agile Methodology” – Arocom Solutions

How do you counteract scope creep” – Ron Rosenhead

7 Measures of Project Success” – PM Power

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2014 MindEdge


We’re always on the look-out for the latest noteworthy Project Management news and commentary. We’ve aggregated the pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

What George Orwell Can Teach Us About Project Management” – A Girl’s Guide to Project Management

Move Fast, with Stability” – Agile Development Blog

A planning technique: Split team planning” – Better Projects

Conditions over causes” – Eight to Late

Green Belts Get Paid Higher Salaries” – Go Lean Six Sigma

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2014 MindEdge


We’re always on the look-out for the latest noteworthy Project Management news and commentary. We’ve aggregated the pertinent stories for your consideration so you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of Project Management.

Here are recent links of interest:

5 Steps to Cultivating an Agile Culture” – The Agile Management Blog

How to create an Agile Burn-Up Graph in Google Docs” – Scrumology

How Do I Prioritize Work?” – LeadingAgile

What your PMI Chapter Can Offer You” – Project Management Tips

The Impact of Defining a Project’s Problem” – PM Hut

If you spot project management news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge is a Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, offering online, self-paced courses and simulations in Project Management.

Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

Please click on any of the following MindEdge project management online courses for more information:

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2014 MindEdge


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