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Articles

These articles are typically longer and more heavily researched and/or edited than the posts in the Blog part of this site.  They mainly focus on the genesis and use of Principle-based Project Leadership

 

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No Asshole project team

The Nine Teaming Principles

What prevents high performance teams? Have you ever worked in a high-performance team? A team that really “clicked”? A team which was harmonious, complementary and truly greater than the sum of its parts. Have you ever worked in a real ...
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What is the Single Most Important Skill for a Project Manager?

“What is the most important skill that a Project Manager needs to be successful?” This question is asked endlessly in articles, blog posts, discussion groups and polls. The usual answers are skills such as: “Leadership”, “Communication”, “Team-building”, “Honesty”, and “Technical ...
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Building a “No Asshole” project team

Have you ever worked in a high-performance team? A team that really “clicked”? A team which was harmonious, complementary and truly greater than the sum of its parts. Have you ever worked in a real “self-organising team”? A team that ...
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Why do projects fail?

Why do so many projects fail?  Because we make them fail! There have been many studies that assess the failure rates of software and technology projects. One, the “McKinsey Oxford Reference Class Forecasting for IT Projects Study” indicated that 64% ...
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Principle-based Project Leadership

So many project failures and impairments, which I've covered in detail in the article called “Why do Projects Fail?”. (Please review that article before reading this one). So what’s wrong? Our business environments have become more complex, but the more ...
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