VPMi Blog – Finish What You Start

Projects Build the Cities of the Future

Whether you loved to build with Lego and create towns, carefully crafted cabins with Lincoln Logs or dreamed of futuristic cities with out-of-this world technology, everyone has given thought to the cities of the future in some way. Population growth, globalization and urban sprawl have necessitated city planning on a pace never seen before. These new cities must account for environmental challenges, technological innovation and infrastructure needs we can only imagine. Building these cities brings together the best in urban planning, academia, and a profession you may not expect – Project Manager. This article from PMI shares a fascinating view […]

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Podcast: Simplify Your Project and Resource Management

Powerful. Cost-effective. Intuitive. Those are the words you’d use to describe the best project management software for your business. But solutions that lived up to those standards were hard to find when Nick Matteucci co-founded VCSonline sixteen years ago. Listen to our latest podcast on Technology Advice to learn how VCSonline simplifies project management.   Join the Discussion   Have a tip or best practice to share? Have a question or a different point of view? We would love to hear from you. Scroll down to join the discussion now. How VCSonline Simplifies Project Management Back then, most enterprise-level project management (PM) […]

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End “Management by Screaming Loudest”? Step 1: Score Business Value

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Project priorities are frequently decided by emotionally charged managers who scream, politic, and subvert in order to push their agenda forward. This kind of “Management by Screaming the Loudest” demoralizes the workforce and buries the RIGHT projects that can better satisfy customers, lower costs, and transform your business. Here are our favorite ways to end the shrieking in your organization and replace it with a process that will allow your best ideas to come to fruition.   Join the Discussion   Have a tip or best practice to share? Have a question or a different point of view? We would love to […]

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6 Things a PM Can’t Say to Their Boss Any Longer

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We work in an ever changing and disruptive world. Many products, and companies, we found indispensable five years ago have been replaced with better, faster, cheaper or more convenient products. The stress of our disruptive new world order has changed how we, as project managers, interact with our management. In light of this, here are 6 things you should never tell your boss – and innovative ways you should handle these sticky situations.

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PPM without Getting Fired? Step 5: Clear Your Calendar

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In the 16 years we have been working with customers (big and small) on their project portfolio management implementations we have seen every mistake in the book. Unfortunately, some mistakes turn into implementation disasters where budgets, time, and the careers (of those who picked the software and planed the roll-out) go to die. Don't let this happen to you. There are definitely ways to implement a resource and project management solution that minimizes the chance you will fail to meet expectations and will have to take the walk of shame with your stuff in a cardboard box. Let's review the […]

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