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I know, I know – we’re back to the same old topic of Change Management but this time I want to take a moment and talk about the one thing that we tell every single client that they must have for effective Transformations and Category Management and that is GOVERNANCE.  Without effective governance, you might [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: May 12, 2022, 11:14 am

This is my last attempt to convince you that Project Management skills are essential.  There is not a single professional career that would not benefit from the structure and discipline associated with being a capable Project Manager.  I’ve noted that a proper launch is critical for the success of your project in addition to a [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: May 5, 2022, 12:07 pm

Over the last month I have been preaching the need for strong Project Management skills.  There is not a single professional career that would not benefit from the structure and discipline associated with being a capable project manager.  In fact, it is estimated that 22 million project management jobs will be added to the workforce [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: April 27, 2022, 7:18 pm

No, I’m not talking about the impact of climate change on supply chains (it’s humongous) or the impact of Ukraine’s plight on supply chains (equally humongous but perhaps slightly less long lasting).  Here is a recent headline – “The biggest risk to the global economy no one is talking about” and what they are talking [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: April 21, 2022, 1:07 am

A few weeks ago, I wrote that “ALL professionals should have Project Management skills!”  While having Project Management Skills is important, UTILIZING those skills and tools is critical.  If you don’t get your project off on the right foot, you are setting yourself up for chaos.  Here is why a proper project launch is so [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: April 14, 2022, 2:59 pm