January 11, 2017

In the News: Project Management Legislation

Excellence in project management has found its way onto Capitol Hill. The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act  (PMIAA) was signed into law on December 14, 2016.  The new law (S.1550) was enacted to enhance accountability and best practices in project and program management throughout the federal government. Will there be any impact on Life […]

December 28, 2016

Lessons Learned Lead the Way

As the final days of 2016 wound down and we started to prepare for a new year, I couldn’t help but think back on the past twelve months. Reflecting back on my year both personally and professionally, I see a lot of experiences that would make my highlight reel for 2016 and probably a few […]

December 14, 2016

Project Management: By the Numbers 2

This article is a continuation of our “Project Management: By the Numbers” series. Part one can be found here. In theory, every project we take on in life should have some form of guidance.  We often rely on past experience for support, ensuring that the same mistakes won’t be repeated, but other sources can also […]

November 30, 2016

A Slice of Turkey & A Side of Thanks!

The speed at which time passes never ceases to amaze me. One minute I’m planning our summer parties and the next thing I know I’m Christmas shopping. It feels to me like we were just talking about New Year’s resolutions, yet here we are celebrating Thanksgiving. Such a wonderful time of year and the perfect […]

November 16, 2016

Project Management: By the Numbers

In theory, every project we take on in life should have some form of guidance.  We often rely on past experience for support, ensuring that the same mistakes won’t be repeated, but other sources can also provide direction.  Maybe it’s the instruction manual on the 900-piece IKEA dresser or a wedding planner that helps us […]

November 9, 2016

The FlexPro Group Visits Mitzvah Circle

On Sunday, November 6th, the FlexPro team and family members attended a fall service day at the Mitzvah Circle Foundation in Harleysville, PA.  More than 20 volunteers filled the facility set up to provide relief to entire families in need around the Northeast. The day began with a discussion about the Mitzvah Circle Foundation, a […]

November 1, 2016

Actively Making a Difference

I used to love the Far Side cartoons by Gary Larson. One of my favorites is of a guy reprimanding his dog, “Ok, Ginger, I’ve had it. Stay out of the garbage…”  And what the dog actually hears is, “Blah, Ginger. Blah, blah, blah!”  I have to admit, I sometimes feel this way when I’m […]

October 12, 2016

FlexPro Focus – Tim Palladino

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 […]

September 28, 2016

Finding the Perfect Blend

It used to be, back in the day, that work was work and at five o’clock when the whistle blew, Fred Flintstone slid down the dinosaur’s tail and the work day was over. You never saw Fred going back to the gravel pit on the weekend or checking e-mail to deal with an issue after […]

September 21, 2016

What Gets Measured, Gets Done

The old adage goes, “What gets measured gets done.” Time and time again, it’s been proven right in both personal pursuits and around the office. When we look at project management specifically, metrics are an important part of monitoring and controlling throughout the lifecycle of a project. So how can we measure the performance of […]

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