April 7, 2016

FlexPro Focus – Paula Carpenter

Project managers in the life sciences industry face new challenges in the office on a daily basis.  With each new endeavor comes the need for skillful forecasting, strong communication, and a deep understanding of time management.  And that’s just in the office. Many working professionals understand that their career is just a small piece of […]

March 30, 2016

Karma Anyone?

  If you’re inclined to believe in karma like I do, you can probably think of a few examples where you know it played a part. While I don’t think any of us deliberately wish harm on others, it can be a little satisfying when we see someone get a dose of their own medicine. […]

March 23, 2016

Three Sides to Every Story: The PMI Talent Triangle

Take a moment and make a mental list of the qualities most critical to a successful project manager.  Whether you have held a full-time role at some point in your career or have spent time on a long-term project team, a few common attributes are likely to grace the page. Is planning at the top? […]

March 2, 2016

Ready, Steady, Go: Project Management for Startups

Take a moment to remember the excitement of a game-changing idea.  A new proposal for the office, a home improvement design for your personal life, or the establishment of a plan for a long-term goal.  The thrill of potential for positive change is nearly as infectious and intense as the achievement itself. For most of […]

February 24, 2016

Spring Training for Project Management

If you’re a baseball fan like I am, you know what this time of year means. At my house February 17th is circled on the calendar as the day that the Phillies pitchers and catchers reported in Clearwater, Florida. It’s an exciting time of changes and new beginnings for the team, especially when their past […]

February 17, 2016

Making the Leap: Tackling the Move to Consulting

Traditions and customs in the American workplace exist for any number of reasons.  Cost-efficiency, privacy, leadership style, and personal preference shaped office norms that went largely unchanged for the last half-century.  Business was good and the old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” led to the same job arrangement we touch on each […]

February 10, 2016

Project Management Heads to Hollywood

When the word “Hollywood” is tossed around the office, it’s only natural to assume productivity is being interrupted by celebrity gossip or tales of a recent trip to the West Coast.  Just a picture of the famous hillside sign inspires visions of the red carpet, star sightings, and a luxurious social community.  Often the setting […]

February 3, 2016

Making a Performance Review Work for You

From the first moment we set out in the world to develop our social skills, one of the first lessons learned is to not let another’s opinion of you shape the way you live.  The only feelings that matter regarding your personality are your own – a mindset that fosters individuality, creative growth, and independence. […]

January 27, 2016

A Different Drummer

We’ve all heard the expression he or she ,”marches to the beat of a different drummer”.  Generally we recognize these people as those who think or behave in a way that’s different from those around them. We all know someone like this – the odd duck – the one who views or interprets things uniquely. […]

January 20, 2016

Project Management When the Sky is Falling

When a project team embarks on a long-term venture, the plan is collaboratively designed and agreed upon, timelines are firmly set, and expectations are clearly stated. From the moment the project kicks off, a group of cross-functional experts guides it smoothly to the finish line while working as an unbreakable unit to power through obstacles […]

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