Five Tips for Starting a Tough Project

Project management is hard work, and complex projects are especially tough to get off the ground. In the real world, building momentum at the beginning of a project is an essential skill for project managers, but there is a shortage of practical advice on the right kickoff strategy. To succeed as a project manager in the real world, follow these five tips for starting a tough project:

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Five Tips for Solving Complex Problems as a Project Manager

Solving complex problems is a critical skill for project managers. In the real world, the business problems that affect your customers and staff are messy and amorphous. But traditional project management training treats “scope creep” as a risk to be minimized through the mechanics of change management, and scorns very wide scope complex problem-solving projects as a fantasy akin to “boiling the ocean” or “solving world hunger”.* To thrive as a project manager in the real world, follow these five tips for solving complex problems:

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Food Day is Transforming the Sustainable Food Movement in the United States

Food Day on October 24, 2015 is the annual campaign to create a more sustainable food system in the United States based on the philosophy that “Food should be healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the animals, environment, and people who serve, produce and harvest it.”

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Transform Your Real World Project Management Skills

We all use project management skills every day, at work, school and home. If you have coordinated a group of people over a period of time to achieve a common goal, then you have acted as a project manager.

After twenty years of experience I have seen plenty of training designed for experts, but a shortage of practical advice on how to do project management well every day. There is no shortage of myths, however.

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Now is Our Chance to Transform Food Safety Culture

In 2011 food safety in the United States was ready for transformation. In a nation where 48 million people get sick and 3,000 die each year from foodborne illnesses, a series of product recalls had raised public awareness and drove enough political courage to pass comprehensive food safety reform legislationwith this bold introduction:

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