Communicating By Walking Around

By Dr. Alexander Laufer Lance, a very successful project manager of large engineering projects, writes only if he has good reason.

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From the APPEL Director: My Son’s Requirements

By Ed Hoffman Giving a talk is always a challenge for me. Recently, I was reminded of this when I needed to prepare some brief comments in honor of my son Daniel’s upcoming Bar Mitzvah.

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In This Issue: Who Do You ASK?

By Todd Post Glenn research center project manager Susan Motil’s story, “So This is Knowledge Sharing,” emerged out of a phone conversation she had with Marty Davis of Goddard Space Flight Center after reading his story in ASK 4 about tailoring reviews.

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ASK Talks with Alex McCool

ASK Talks with Alex McCool

Many people at Marshall say you are the best mentor they’ve known. What does mentoring mean to you?

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Pragmatic Leadership Advice From Donald Rumsfeld

Pragmatic Leadership Advice From Donald Rumsfeld

By Dougals R. Teany When president Gerald Ford appointed Donald Rumsfeld as his Secretary of Defense in 1975, Rumsfeld became the youngest defense secretary in U.S. history.

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The Project Manager’s Tool Kit

By W. Scott Cameron Project managers are rarely described as being funny. Moreover, a good sense of humor rarely seems to be one of the deciding factors in choosing someone to be a project manager, or something that pops up as a major discussion point at an annual performance review.

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I Hate Reviews!

By Terry Little In our business we have all kinds of reviews: financial reviews, strategy reviews, technical reviews, test reviews, design reviews, baseline reviews, etc., etc. I hate them all — every last one.

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Learning the ABCs (of Project Management)

By Allan Frandsen To lead a project effectively, one has to establish and maintain the flexibility to take appropriate actions when needed.

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