PM Tip, Week of 17 September

Now that the PMBOK(r) Guide Sixth Edition is out, I’m planning the 2017 update of my risk management books. It was nice to see that in some ways the PMBOK caught up: it speaks to prompt lists, analogous to the taxonomy of categories from my framework which has been there since the beginning, over 10 years ago. And PESTLE, one of the prompt lists, I started adding to my training and writing last year.

To stay on the leading edge, I value input from my social media followers and readers: please leave a comment or message me if you think there is an emerging trend or other new practice I should consider for the 2017 update. Publication is planned for December.

PM Tip, Week of 10 September

PM Tip, Week of 3 September

Thank you family, friends, extended family, and network for the birthday and work anniversary wishes in the past week and a half . With over 100 each from 6 continents, I learned how awesome you all are.

PM Tip, Week of 27 August

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PM Tip, Week of 30 July

PM Tip, Week of 23 July


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