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Symposium News: Introducing Keynote Speaker - Lt. General (ret) Andrew Leslie

We have secured General Leslie as one of our keynotes this year!! General Leslie is very much the modern military leader. Cool under fire in the field and in the boardroom; he brings a fascinating perspective to the Four Ps of project management, where changing personal priorities and changing technology are creating a new normal.

Click here to read more about both of our exciting key note speakers, Lt. General (ret) Andrew Leslie and Ron Tite.

Under link above, also view our preliminary, partial speaker list as well as our workshop leader list. .

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The fairest metric of all
PMI
We often rely on a number of different metrics to help create insights into our true project progress. These can range from discrete indicators, such as schedule performance index, to more subjective measures, such as forecasting completion dates based on prior experience on similar projects. I am asked on regular basis which project progress metrics is my favorite. In other words: if I were marooned on an island with a project status report with only one project metric, which one would I pick?
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How to be a winning project manager: Manage up and out
IT World Canada
Are you working flat out to deliver your project while almost no one is noticing or seems to care? Winning project managers avoid this situation by managing up and out. This shift in focus is feasible because they rely on the experience of their project team to ensure project deliverables are completed and are fit-for-purpose.
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Forget lean and agile — it's time to be anticipatory
Business 2 Community
We are all good at reacting and responding, putting out fires, and crisis management. In addition, organizations large and small have learned how to be lean and agile, and how to best execute a strategy at a high level. However, despite these skills, General Motors still declared bankruptcy, Blockbuster closed its last store, and Blackberry quickly moved from leading to bleeding.
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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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The perils of fast-tracking executives
The Globe and Mail
The standard formula for incoming CEOs is to take 90 days to size up the new situation and begin making changes. That speed has been mimicked throughout organizations, particularly with fast-rising talent — high potentials, as they are known — who are shuffled through new posts about every year.

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Can project management metrics create stakeholder synergy? Be careful what you wish for
Business 2 Community
Synergy occurs when the interaction of a cohesive group of elements produces an effect that is greater or more favorable than the sum of the individual efforts. Now, let's apply this to project management by replacing the word "elements" with "stakeholders."

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Fine-tuning your project management style: 4 tips on how to successfully blend Agile, Waterfall methodologies
FierceCIO
An Agile versus Waterfall battle is raging in the project management ranks. Agile loyalists see the benefit of empowering individuals and teams in a bottom-up approach that produces a faster, more responsive way of working.

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The 'inboarding' revolution: Do employees get more to leave their job?
Forbes
An article recently posted in Forbes declared in its title "Employees Who Stay in Companies More than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less." This statement created an overnight social media frenzy, not only generating more than a million views of the article, but also instigating a comment frenzy by readers from all over the globe.
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Agile development: Why the big issue is often that tricky first step
ITProPortal
There is one step in the agile (or any development) process that is often the hardest and probably the number one reason that projects either fail or take much longer to complete — the first step. Software developers throughout the decades have often found it difficult to figure out exactly what the client wants in the first place. This is commonly called the discovery phase in agile-speak.
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How to be a better team collaborator when you're a lone wolf at heart
Liquid Planner
In the movie The Incredibles, the protagonist, Mr. Incredible, regularly declares "I prefer to work alone." As expected, this ultimately comes back to bite him. The moral of the story: sometimes even talented people who prefer to work alone can only succeed through cooperation and collaboration.
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Every step counts in successful project management
Bdaily
The role of a project management team is crucial to the successful completion of any commercial property development process, whether it be a multi-million pound design and build scheme or a small scale refurbishment. As specialist building surveyors and project managers our goal on any such project is to deliver it on time, within budget and to the client's specifications.
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