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A Case Study -- Forming an HR/IT Alliance: How GE Built its Own Software to Lead Cultural Change

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  November 1, 2016

I don’t normally post case studies but when Lauren shared this case study with me I thought there was so much useful information in the study that I couldn’t help...

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Managing a Business Agile Project: Discussing what works and what doesn’t

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  September 13, 2016

I’ve recently been speaking with clients about how to handle projects in an agile environment and it occurred to me that we needed to start a much more public discussion...

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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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Advice for Young Women Entering Project Management

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  August 28, 2011

  I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal purporting to offer leadership advice to young women at the beginning of their career ( .  The only kind...

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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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Thoughts on Impact of the Next Generation in the Work Force

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  September 17, 2010

I’ve been noodling the issue of how much of an impact the younger generation is actually going to make on the workforce and as you might expect I’ve come to...

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