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Information Technology (IT) Project Management Survey

Information Technology (IT) Project Management Survey Dear PMI Members    We would like to invite you to participate in a doctoral study on information technology (IT) project management conducted at HEC Montreal, under supervision of Professor Suzanne Rivard in the Chair in Stra[...]

Worldwide study on organizational enablers of project governance

Dear PMI Members    We would like to invite you to participate in a PMI sponsored, worldwide study on organizational enablers of project governance. The study aims to identify the organizational characteristics that lead to different governance approaches for projects. Please cl[...]

The Basics: The 4 Phases of Negotiation

Obvious but true: Project professionals must know how to negotiate. Whether they're dealing with customers, suppliers, contractors, colleagues or other departments, negotiating skills are crucial in pushing ideas through, securing finances or resources, and agreeing to contract t[...]

Culture Shocked Into Action

During my project management career, I have experienced many culture shocks. But the one that changed my life happened when I joined a global corporation in Mexico in the mid-1980s.   I was a recent graduate and had just finished my internship with this organization when I got a [...]

Real Results From a Dinner Joke

Who said managing projects would be a bed of roses? You have probably experienced the same hardships I have on a few projects, especially if you manage multicultural distributed teams.   Well, the global project I was leading was no exception. We had hit some bumps in the road, b[...]

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