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Ask Cadence Ep 096: Balancing customer priorities and managing difficult resources

During the implementation phase of the project, the team is stretched by the customer to add to scope. It's causing strain on the team and putting pressure on the schedule. This week on the show, Jay Christensen and John Patton join Pete Wright to discuss the critical importance of scope definition in planning, and how [...]

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Ask Cadence Ep 095: Implementing a project with no plan for sustaining support

The transition from project mode into operations is often every bit as critical as planning the project itself. This week on the show, John Patton and Jay Christensen join Pete Wright to take on this issue, and provide options for bringing transition planning back into the planning process, and under control.

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Ask Cadence Ep 093: Lack of Timely Decision-Making

Lack of timely decision-making can cause rework and re-scoping on projects. This week on the show, Jay Christensen and Pete Wright take on this challenge from a course attendee and offer suggestions for maintaining team focus and strong communication up and down the project hierarchy.

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Ask Cadence Ep 091: The clock is ticking, but the project isn t authorized!

You know the project is coming, but it hasn't been authorized. As the window to deliver closes, how do you push sponsors to move the project forward before the schedule slips? This week on the show, Jay Christensen and Pete Wright take on this issue from an attendee with solutions for getting action without sacrificing [...]

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Ask Cadence Ep 090: Unclear Priorities coming from the Steering Team

This week on the show, Jay Christensen and Pete Wright discuss a key project management hurdle as presented in class: there are unclear priorities and mixed messages coming from the steering committee and an unwillingness to move projects down in priority. We cover the role of the portfolio manager and offer solutions for streamlining communication [...]

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Ask Cadence Ep 089: When the organization doesn’t believe in project management

As a new team member in an organization, what do you do when those around don't understand or believe in the power of project management? This week on the show we respond to this common yet difficult challenge with strategies for building success, support, and understanding, while helping your new team shine. Join John Patton, [...]

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Ask Cadence Ep 085: The Importance of Training in Teams

On projects, it's all about the team. The same is true for training. This week on the show, John Patton and Pete Wright discuss the importance of attending training and consulting events in teams, leveraging the experience of training together to work on real projects, delivering real results fast.

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Ask Cadence Ep 081: Cadence grad Denise Tischler talks project management and elementary education

The Cadence scholarship program for educators, in partnership with the PMI Education Foundation, has been a boon to teachers and administrators looking to bridge practical business and organizational skills with curricula. This week, join Pete Wright, Connie Plowman, and guest Denise Tischler to discuss her experience in the 3-day Cadence course, and how she will [...]

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Ask Cadence Ep 080: The importance of cultural behavioral models in project management

This week, we take on culture. Building off our on-going discussion on behavioral models for individuals and teams, John Patton and Pete Wright discuss the importance of defining and understanding cultural behavioral profiles in project management in light of the ever-increasing demands on teams to work in geographically and culturally diverse project environments.

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Ask Cadence Ep 079: The importance of group behavioral models in project management

This week, we take on groups. Building off our discussion last week on individual behavior models, John Patton and Scott Lissit introduce group behavior dynamics and outline critical strategies for project managers who are bogged down by the discomfort that can come in the early phases of team development.

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