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June 11, 2015

Project Closure: The Handoff to Process Improvement

It is true that projects, by definition, have a definitive end. Planning for development and implementation is painstaking. Test cases are created and tried, there are usually at least a few bumps in the road but finally a project manager reaches the “go-live” date for the product, service or other initiative and, boom—the project is […]

June 4, 2015

Project Management Tip #25: Beware the Yes Men

If you hear “yes” a good deal—beware! You might be surrounded by the notorious “yes men.” It is hard for some project managers to ask resources for help, and then when they do they are relieved to hear those resources say “yes” they can complete tasks for a project. The problem arises if these resources […]

March 26, 2015

The Folly of a Poor Project Management Process

Credit unions are no longer what they were. At one time, they braved a new path in the banking world with the assistance of SEGs, and filled an open need for workers in America. That need is still there but many credit unions have grown from servicing singular employers into servicing entire communities. With that […]

October 30, 2014

What is the Objective?

Before any project within a credit union is launched, the project manager and project team should construct an appropriate objective statement for the finished project. The objective statement should clearly give anyone who reads it a precise idea of what the project will achieve once implemented. An objective statement should be SMART: Specific Measurable Attainable […]

March 13, 2014

Project Management Tips

As projects are kicked off in credit unions every day, many project managers understand the basic project management phases of initiation, planning, execution, control and closure. But we all know the “devil is in the details.” Here are a few tips you might find helpful: Get all the players involved at the outset. At credit […]

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