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Why You Absolutely Need a “Negative Nate” on Your Project Team

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  June 17, 2014

I found this quote from Ron Friedman of 99u interesting… “A study in Psychological Science found that when we work with others to reach a decision, we become overly confident in the...

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The Value Proposition of the PMO (part 3) - An example of a personal concept of value

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  August 22, 2013

Since my last posting didn’t generate a lot of feedback – I’ll take the next step by articulating what I believe the value of the PMO was for me.  It...

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Collaboration, Team Learning and Who Makes the Decision

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  July 1, 2013

How much collaboration do you need on a project team?  Does everything need to be collaborative?  XP would imply it does when it comes to coding.  The core view here...

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Rethinking how to improve Project Performance by building business consulting skills and domain expertise

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  June 28, 2013

After almost a year hiatus I thought I’d start blogging again – and is my wont I’ve decided to pick a topic that should  generate some strong reactions and offer...

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Machiavelli, Sociopaths and the Difference Between What’s Right and What’s Correct

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  August 31, 2011

  “Appear merciful, faithful, humane, religious, upright, and to be so, but with a mind so framed that should you require not to be so, you may be able and...

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Make One Friday a Month Your “Forest for the Trees” Day

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  August 5, 2011

I'm a big believer that no matter what job we're in we need to spend some time looking at the big picture. It keeps us honest and it keeps us...

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The Secret of Change Management

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  July 12, 2010

I recently had two calls both of which centered around the need for real change management.  In both cases there was a problem that needed to be solved, and in both cases...

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The Unfamiliarity Factor is Critically Important in Change Management

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  February 15, 2010

One of the topics I had planned to spend more time discussing in 2010 is change management.  I found this quote today that I think offers a nice perspective on...

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Chaos Builds Job Security

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  January 14, 2010

I've been working away on my slides for the Business Process Management conference in March and the light bulb came on about a tendency I've seen in certain work groups...

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More Thoughts on Servant Leadership

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  October 18, 2009

"IT pros always and without fail, quietly self-organize around those who make the work easier, while shunning those who make the work harder, independent of the organizational chart." Found this...

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