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Project Management

Problem Solving-Step Nine-Evaluate

Congratulations on what you accomplished so far.  You learned that clearly defining the problem is the key.  You learned to distinguish between a problem and a condition.  You looked at possible alternatives, took action, monitored your progress, made needed changes … Continue reading

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Problem Solving-Step Ten-Celebrate

Humans are celebrators.  In ancient times we celebrated the sun coming up in the morning.  Our ancestors weren’t absolutely certain the sun would appear so they celebrated when it did. We celebrate births, stages in our lives, the passage from … Continue reading

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Problem Solving-Step Nine-Evaluate

Congratulations on what you’ve learned so far.  You’ve learned that clearly defining the problem is the key.  You know how important it is clearly identify whether you are facing a problem or a condition.  You weighed different solutions, picked the … Continue reading

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Problem Solving: Part Eight-Complete or Finish

I mentioned in an earlier article that most problems required a project to solve.  The previous steps you’ve seen from me in articles on problem solving really reflect a project management process.  One of the biggest failures in project management … Continue reading

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Problem Solving: Part Six-Monitor or Track Progress

You’ve assembled the right team, looked at and picked what you think is the right plan to solve your problem.  You’ve finally implemented or executed your solution.  You check back in two weeks to see how everyone is progressing.  Some … Continue reading

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Problem Solving-Part Five Implement/Execute

They used to say that GM’s business model was “Ready, Ready,Ready, Ready, Aim, Aim, Aim, Aim, Aim, Aim…”  What’s missing?  “Fire!” No one ever got rich planning for gold   Guy Kawasaki Let me ask you this question.  Is it better to have … Continue reading

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Problem Solving: Step One-Can the Problem Be Solved?

The first step to solving any problem is to ask yourself this question:  Am I trying to solve a problem or am I trying to change something that I have no power to change?  In my world a problem is … Continue reading

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Change Management: Reducing the Impact of Change

Change happens.  We either initiate it or are part of it.  In this blog we will cover keys to lesson the impact of change.  These keys are to communicate truthfully, early and often and to make as few unnecessary changes … Continue reading

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Change Management: Getting People Excited About Change

The only constant nowadays seems to be change and uncertainty.  Because of all the scary changes going on-stock market gyrations, housing prices plummeting, political instability in the Middle East-most folks feel powerless in many ways.  People are resistant to change … Continue reading

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