Dominican Republic PMI Congress

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Dominican Republic PMI Congress

Last weekend I was in the Dominican Republic to speak at the PMI Congress there. I had never been to the D.R. before this trip, and the whole experience was wonderful. The all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana was the best conference venue I’ve ever experienced. There were 10 nations represented, and […]

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APCON Costa Rica

This week I am in Costa Rica in an area just outside of San Jose for the APCON conference. As you can see from the photo from my hotel room, it isn’t a bad place to be. This is a large Latin American congress on project management that is always very well run. On Thursday, […]

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A Culture of Meetings

Earlier this week I received an email from a colleague complaining about the meeting culture at his organization. He said, “I am tired of everyone stealing my workdays!” It reminded me of the esteemed economist, Thomas Sowell, who once remarked that “people who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.” Years ago, I […]

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Serendipity

Serendipity literally means “happy accident,” but my favorite definition is “looking for a needle in the haystack and finding a farmer’s daughter.” On Friday of last week, I gave a talk to an energy company headquartered close to Velociteach. I told a story about serendipity that connected with some of the people, and I want […]

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Make Way for the PfMP!

As the new school year kicks off in earnest, PMI has given some managers new reason to hit the books again. That’s right a – new credential is in the works. The Portfolio Management Credential (PfMP – I secretly fantasized about it being named PoMP), is expected to go into pilot toward the end of […]

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Job Opening at Velociteach

Find out more about a great management position at one of the top small businesses in the USA as recognized by the US Chamber of Commerce. http://www.velociteach.com/docs/OperationsManagerJobPosting.pdf  

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It’s Here!

I have some good news. The new and fully-updated 5th Edition of The PMP Exam: How To Pass On Your First Try is hitting the streets right now! In addition to being updated to the new PMBOK Guide, this book contains: – Every process, input, tool, and output covered on the PMP exam. – Entire […]

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A History Lesson For Me

Today I was honored to give the keynote address at the PMI Westchester Professional Development Day in New York. I always enjoy speaking at PDDs and similar events, but the highlight of my day was to spend  time with PMI founder Jim Snyder, who talked about his experience in creating the PMI in 1969 and […]

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Velociteach Wins US Chamber Award

Velociteach was honored today by the the US Chamber of Commerce as one of the top 100 small businesses in the USA for 2013. The criteria were revenue growth, job creation, and a record of overcoming adversity. We will be attending the US Small Business Summit in Washington, DC on April 30, where the top […]

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Public Service Announcement

A public service announcement from Boromir.  

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