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  • Here’s a New Way to Use 80:20 Thinking to Strike a Balance
    Using this alternative 80:20 thinking, you make an acceptable compromise with yourself and make a trade-off between approaching things one way versus another, making your outcome more palatable than it might otherwise be. Let’s see how this can brighten your prospects in many ways.
  • Put Your 80:20 Practices into Overdrive
    80:20 thinking is not just a once and done thing. You can apply it over and over again at multiple levels, a bit like peeling an onion. It is at these deeper and deeper levels that we can find the most effective applications of 80:20 thinking.
  • 80:20 Prioritizing: How to Handle What Matters Most and Least
    It’s easy to imagine how you can use 80:20 thinking to prioritize. How can you leverage 80:20 thinking to manage not only what matters most, but also what matters least (yet still matters)? This article looks at how to handle what matters most and how to best handle what matters least.
  • The Amazing Effectiveness of 80:20 Thinking
    The 80:20 rule applies in virtually every situation in the universe. It’s very useful to identify the 20 percent and the 80 percent, but what do you do once you have identified them? Let’s look at the range of possibilities for using 80:20 thinking to dramatically increase your effectiveness.
  • The Most Important Thing for PMOs
    There are many approaches to building a PMO, and myriad activities in which a PMO can engage. PMOs need to be judicious in what they choose to do and what services they provide, but there is one focal point every PMO needs to have.
  • Informal PMOs Are OK
    While there are a variety of formal approaches and flavors to PMOs, these might not be quite right in every situation. Many situations may actually call for a more customized, less formal approach. This article investigates some approaches that may be less formal but are no less effective.
  • Types of PMOs - Various Points of View
    Project Management Offices (PMOs) come in different sizes and shapes with different objectives and structures. This article discusses the various PMO flavors and points of view across the industry.
  • PMOs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    This is the first part of a series of four articles on Project Management Offices (PMOs) and looks at the best and worst of what can happened when an organization implements a PMO.
  • Foster a Culture of Strategic Change to Give Strategic Initiatives a Chance
    Strategic Initiative Management is, at least in part, a fancy way of describing how a company manages its portfolio of projects. No matter the situation, projects represent one thing: CHANGE.
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