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The Best Leaders

Today's Quote: "The best leader is the one who has the sense to surround himself with winning people." Each day, I receive a motivational quote from Walk The Talk (www.walkthetalk.com) and today's quote really hit home with me. Whether you are a project leader, corporate leader, or volunteer leader, surrounding yourself with great people is [...]

By |December 10th, 2009|A Step Ahead|Comments Off on The Best Leaders

Capabilities/Maturity Model (CMM)

The goal desired by most organizations is to develop project management competencies. The Cadence solution helps clients grow to full maturity - the optimal state of management. Through coaching, mentoring and consulting services, Cadence aids in the application of project management skills to specific project challenges. Cadence uses the Capabilities/Maturity Model as a guide for [...]

By |December 9th, 2009|A Step Ahead|Comments Off on Capabilities/Maturity Model (CMM)

Ask Cadence Ep 072: 19 Techniques Part 5

In part 5 of our special, "19 Techniques for managing people who do not report to you," Jay Christensen and Rod Sharman join Pete Wright to discuss the importance of using facts and data in supporting positions on projects, how you can encourage critical thinking in your team, and what you need to do to [...]

By |December 7th, 2009|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|Comments Off on Ask Cadence Ep 072: 19 Techniques Part 5

Ask Cadence Ep 071: 19 Techniques Part 4

In part 4 of our special, "19 Techniques for managing people who do not report to you," Jay Christensen and Rod Sharman join Pete Wright to discuss task definition, specifically around critical impact tasks, and how to manage these tasks in a way that encourages action and progress.

By |November 30th, 2009|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|Comments Off on Ask Cadence Ep 071: 19 Techniques Part 4

Ask Cadence Ep 070: 19 Techniques Part 3

In part 3 of our special, "19 Techniques for managing people who do not report to you," Jay Christensen and Rod Sharman join Pete Wright to discuss issues and concerns, with special focus on how to manage resolution of issues in a visible way.

By |November 23rd, 2009|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|Comments Off on Ask Cadence Ep 070: 19 Techniques Part 3

Ask Cadence Ep 069: 19 Techniques Part 2

In part 2 of our special, "19 Techniques for managing people who do not report to you," Jay Christensen and Rod Sharman join Pete Wright to discuss roles and responsibilities on your projects, ensuring that commitments are clear and visible through the Responsibility Matrix and Schedule.

By |November 16th, 2009|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|Comments Off on Ask Cadence Ep 069: 19 Techniques Part 2

Ask Cadence Ep 068: 19 Techniques Part 1

This is part 1 of our special, "19 Techniques for managing people who do not report to you." Jay Christensen and Rod Sharman join Pete Wright to discuss the importance of goal statements, clear objective statements, and a well-publicized project profile in getting the support you need to deliver project results.

By |November 9th, 2009|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|Comments Off on Ask Cadence Ep 068: 19 Techniques Part 1

PMI Best of the Best Awards Presentation Photos

Following up to the the PMI Provider of the Year presentation at the North America Congress in Orlando, we have finally received the photos from the event! It's a thrill for us to be sharing the stage with so many quality professionals in our field. Below, Connie Plowman (2nd from left) and John Patton (3rd [...]

By |October 30th, 2009|A Step Ahead|Comments Off on PMI Best of the Best Awards Presentation Photos

PMI Recognizes NASA for 40 Years of Shared Project Management Excellence

Apollo 11 landed on the moon 40 years ago last week. To celebrate, PMI shared a moment of joint success at the Institute's Global Congress in Orlando: Throughout history, NASA has invested in and applied key principles of project management to support the achievement of its momentous milestones. As a member of the PMI® Global [...]

By |October 13th, 2009|A Step Ahead|0 Comments

Project Management Institute Honors Cadence Management Corporation

PORTLAND, Ore., OCTOBER 12, 2009 — Cadence Management Corporation was awarded the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Continuing Professional Education Provider of the Year Award (Individual/Business Category) for its exceptional skills in the delivery and implementation of a professional development program in project management. “This is a tremendous honor for Cadence,” says Cadence president John Patton, [...]

By |October 12th, 2009|Public Relations|0 Comments