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Getting Back to Our Roots

by Winnie Liem

With the profession moving forward into new territory, let us reflect and look back at our roots to ensure we are bringing forward those key lessons for continued success on our projects, programs and portfolios.

Network Like a Leader

by Naomi Caietti

We live in a digital world, so has face-to-face networking lost its importance? There are so many options for busy professionals, so it’s best to plan a nice blend of options. Before you get started developing your basic networking plan and getting yourself out there, you may wish to consider these questions to develop some strategies...

2016 Survey Roundup: Trends in IT

by Michael Wood

Since the last installment of this annual recap of what IT issues are trending (and where those trends are likely to be going), much has been happening. This installment, the roundup will focus on numbers with CIOs, IT salaries, IT spending and IT security.

3 Ways to Use Your Project Skills in Consulting

by Bruce Harpham

Starting a consulting business is an exciting opportunity for accomplished project managers. Let’s consider three ways you can apply project skills to start a consulting business and develop your career…

The Scourge of the 'Vanilla' Consultant

by Andy Jordan

Project management and consulting go hand in hand, but not all consultant PMs are created equal. So why do so many of them try to convince us otherwise?

Wanting to Be Right Is Wrong

by Christopher Cook

Project managers have a responsibility to their teams to be a leader, and leaders put pressure on themselves to be mistake-free. But having to be "right" all the time is a detriment, not a benefit. Here are some ways to deal with the want or need to be right…

Life in the PM Consulting Lane: Is It Right for You?

by Michael Wood

There are roughly three options for pursuing a career as a PM consultant. Is this path right for you? Regardless of the path you choose to follow, there are some success factors you need to be aware of...

Establishing Priorities

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

When you have time to reflect on projects past and new, you may find that you need to establish new priorities for yourself and your team. Anytime is the right time to make sure you are focusing on the right goals.

The Project Manager: Entrepreneur by Nature?

by Júnior Rodrigues, MSc, PMP

We can observe similarities between the profiles of project managers and entrepreneurs due to the "make it happen" attitude of both. But is this comparison relevant? What can it tell us about these two essential roles?

Consulting Agreement

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Whether you're a consultant starting with a new client or a company looking to outsource, this agreement will make sure everyone is on the same page going into your next project.

Conflict of Interest Questionnaire

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Stop conflicts before they start using this questionnaire designed to raise red flags with your employees' relationship to the company.

Discrimination Quiz

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Nobody means to discriminate, but are you sure that your policies are in line with legal definitions of discrimination? Take this quick quiz and find out.

Telephone Reference Check Template

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by Miriam Ziemelis

This Telephone Reference Check Template will help you checking references in a consistent way, asking the same questions of each former employer/reference so that you have comparative data to work with at the end of the process.

Traditional Job Competency Model

PREMIUM deliverable
by George Ball

Looking for a training tool that will evaluate as well as guide you? Here's an example of how to define and analyze basic job competency for a relationship management specialist.

Internet Policy Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

Your employees spend a lot of time online, but what exactly are they doing on the Internet all day? It is wise to have a policy to outline what is expected of their Internet use.

Communication Skills Evaluation

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Communication is a vital tool that any candidate for employment must demonstrate. Use these questions and suggestions to help evaluate candidates' written and oral communication skills.

Applicant Rejection Letter

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With every offer letter, there's a horde of rejections to be made. Make it easier on yourself using this sample letter.

Training Presentation Package

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Use this agenda and the included tips to make your training meeting and presentation go off without a hitch.

Flex Time Policy Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

If you decide that you're going to offer flex time to your employees, make sure you take care of the paperwork first. Flex time shouldn't mean "come and go as you please."

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