Project Control or Project Chaos: You decide

I heard an interesting question last year: What is the most profitable type of company in the US?  The answer…a well-run Oil and Gas company.  What caught my attention was the follow up question: What is the 2nd most profitable type of company in the US?  Answer…a poorly run Oil and Gas (O&G) company.  These…

Relieve Madness This March

March Madness is here! But we aren’t talking about basketball this time. Whether it is budgets being adjusted, end of Q1 deadlines sneaking up (with perhaps the trajectory of not being met), team dynamic clashing, or lack of leadership throughout the project, project madness happens. Just about everyone has experienced some sort of imbalance during…

Surviving Project Management TLA’s

When the topic of TLAs – Three Letter Acronyms (or Terrible Language Alternatives as coined by Julia Shumulinsky on Projectmanagement.com) comes up, I always mentally go to Robin Williams portrayal of Adrian Cronauer in “Good Morning, Vietnam”.  In this scene, he relays his opinion of the former Vice President Nixon’s visit and ensuing press conference. …

Valentines Day as a Project

I’m a firm believer that holidays offer excellent opportunities for anyone to show off their amazing skills in project management.  We’re talking shock and awe, my friends! Take for instance that fast-approaching day in mid-February.  Just in case you didn’t take the hint the day after Christmas when some of your favorite local businesses stocked…

“Is the PMP good for me?”

Do you know that only just over half, 56%, of all project managers are certified? (Wrike.com) What’s holding you back from becoming PMP Certified? Whether you’re already in the project management field or looking to jump in, the importance of what a PMP Certification can do for your career shouldn’t be overlooked. Here are 5…

Willy Wonka Saw the Future…

I didn’t find a golden ticket, but I did find a few golden nuggets while watching the original Willy Wonka movie. Something I can only do as an adult, because I must have watched it a least a hundred times as a child and I don’t remember ever reflecting on creativity in the workplace or…

Benefits of Joining PMI Tulsa

If you’re here, you’re probably looking for ways to enhance, grow and/or compliment your existing project management repertoire. And we’re so glad you found us! Through this blog, our learning courses, social channels and more, we’re continuously working to help this community learn more about the many opportunities and resources that can help amplify your…

Project Management Traits of Athletes

“Think of yourself as an athlete. I guarantee you it will change the way you walk, the way you work, and the decisions you make about leadership, teamwork, and success.” Professional basketball player turned author, Mariah Burton Nelson said it best. Leadership is the first thing to come to mind when thinking of characteristics that…