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Project Success: The Basis of the Five Immutable Principles

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People in the field talk about the "basic tenets" of project management. Where do these come from? Some say they come from hands-on experience, anecdotal best practices, and the good old "school of hard knocks." According to Webster's Dictionary, a principle is a "gener... More »

The Cost of Underperforming―Driving Government to Success

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Todd Young

Just as private companies utilize project management standards to save time and money in their drive to remain competitive, the government should identify and utilize similar best practices. More »

Unlocking the Potential of Federal Project

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Joanie F Newhart

Shortly after taking office in 2009, the president issued a memorandum on government contracting with a distinct focus on improving key aspects of federal acquisition and strengthening the acquisition workforce—the first time a president issued such a memorandum. ... More »

Overcoming Barriers to Collaboration

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Jim Trinka

Leading EDGE: Executives Driving Government Excellence is an interagency executive leadership development program authorized in September 2011 to facilitate a free flow of ideas and agency-spanning collaboration. It was launched by the President's Management Council (PM... More »

What’s in Your Training Wallet?

Seek out extra-curricular activities to boost your skills. Taking charge of your own training makes you look good, too. Before lamenting the lack of training for your employees because of tight budgets, check your training wallet. Likely there are opportunities that co... More »

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