Monthly Archives: April 2008

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Ask Cadence Ep 019: Creative Problem Solving for Training Teams (Special Guest Dr. Sean Harry)

Organizations dealing with cuts to their training budgets are suddenly forced to think creatively about getting teams the training they need to build results. This week, Rob Bremmer and guest Dr. Sean Harry and ASTD join the round table to continue our series on finding the training you need in a volatile market.

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Ask Cadence Ep 018: When Training is Hard to Find

What do you do when your organization is forced to trim training budgets? You get creative! This week, the regular team is joined by Dr. Sean Harry to take on the importance of training even in a volatile market, the process of creating a skills inventory, and where to find resources to continue to learn [...]

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Training Resources: Be Creative when Looking for Training

When traditional training channels inside your organization are strained, but you find you need training, it is time to get creative. First, make sure you have a clear understanding of your training needs. Project Managers are in affect “Mini CEO’s” for their projects. The skill requirements are broad — from core business skills to finance, management, leadership, communication, and more. While it is important to have a focused competence in project management, don’t forget that the best project managers — like the best in most fields — are the most well-rounded in their search for life-long learning. […]

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Ask Cadence Ep 017: Poor Visibility of Customer Project Planning

When working with customer-based extended teams, how do you remain responsive and reactive when you don't have visibility of customer project planning efforts? This week, John Patton and Connie Plowman take on this issue and give advice on how teams can get control of broad teams through communication and collaboration.

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Get the Training You Need; Hone your skills, even in a volatile market

Scan the top news websites and it will not take long to find news about our “volatile global market.” While the overall tone of these economic editorials is typically negative, we tend to take a different approach. In times of volatility, there lies great opportunity for success through project management. Over the coming weeks, we will share some of our thoughts on navigating the sea change that can come with market volatility inside and outside the workplace. The most important: Focus on you. […]

By |April 7th, 2008|A Step Ahead|0 Comments

Ask Cadence Ep 016: How do you plan and execute simultaneously

The problem card this week asks for help when a team is handed a new project and a timeline for delivery that most would feel is too tight to plan. John Patton and Connie Plowman work through the implications for the team -- and for you as project manager -- and show just how critical [...]

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Get the Training You Need; Hone your skills, even in a volatile market

Scan the top news websites and it will not take long to find news about our "volatile global market." While the overall tone of these economic editorials is typically negative, we tend to take a different approach. In times of volatility, there lies great opportunity for success through project management. Over the coming weeks, we [...]

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