Bruce Harpham

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5 Techniques That Will Get You Promoted As a Project Manager

No one wants to stand still in a career. The benefits of getting promoted at work are considerable and well understood. Many of us strive to be recognized for the work we do, and for a number of reasons, including: Climbing the corporate ladder Increased income The prestige of a new office Improved capacity to...

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11 Ways to Manage Project Conflict

Fights, war, battle, screaming matches—conflict is a constant presence in life. The pressure to deliver unique results on a short timeline adds to the pressure in the project management world. In fact, the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) states: “Managing conflict is one of the biggest challenges a project manager faces.” In any given...

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10 Tips for Making Better Project Decisions

Every project is made up of decisions and tasks. And every project management professional has to make decisions on how to choose among a variety of options to move a project forward. How often do you think about—and work on—your decision-making skills, as you focus on juggling your project schedule, manage resources and other job...

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Taking a Twitter Approach to Project Management

It’s hard to open a newspaper or surf the Web these days without reading about the impact that micro-blogging services like Twitter are having on society at large. As a one-to-many mass communications tool, Twitter is truly a game changer. However, companies are still looking to identify practical applications for micro-blogging within their organization. Web apps...

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Distributed Teams and Conversational Fragmentation

Several months ago I was thinking about what it was going to take to better integrate email into the LiquidPlanner feature set. Coincident with this pondering I became vexed by indenti.ca. Let me explain… I am an avid Twitter user. I love my Twitter friends and it keeps me feeling connected to them even when...

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Linear Regression FAIL

First I want to say that this report from Deloitte is actually quite intriguing. I hate to grub around in analysis and nit pick finding fault with every little thing. But I just couldn’t let this go. First, take 5 minutes and go read (or skim) this Deloitte report on cost and schedule overruns in aerospace...

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