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The Secrets to Better Project Start-ups

This blog post will contain a series of videos discussing the values […]

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Unraveling Complexity, Part 3, Situation 3

From Prior Posts in This Blog Series… In parts 1 and 2, […]

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Project Complexity

I’ve been writing lately about complexity and addressing it head-on so it […]

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Unraveling Complexity, Part 3, Situation 2

From Prior Posts in This Series… In part 1, I introduced the […]

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Unraveling Complexity, Part 3

In Prior Episodes… In part 1, I introduced the complexity topic and […]

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Unraveling Complexity, Part 2

Recap In part 1, I introduced the complexity topic.  Not that anyone […]

Unraveling Complexity, Part 1

Introduction Every day we go to work we do battle with complexity. […]

Communication Excellence

The path to communication excellence begins with identifying all people affected by […]

Assessing your vendor relationships

If an upcoming project includes any kind of technology change, such as adding or enhancing a solution delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS) or being custom built for you by a third-party, attention to the that vendor relationship is important.  Looking critically at your relationship, whether new or well established, should be part of your start up process.  This can help you to avoid obstacles, surprises, or conflicts that, at minimum, could cause delays or, worse, cause you to terminate your project. 

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This post is the next installment in an ongoing series about areas […]