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Project Problem 8: Project Managers are Passive

July 31, 2017

In this episode’s conclusion to “The 8 Biggest Problems” podcast, Cadence president John Patton brings you problem number eight in the series: Project Managers are Passive.

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Project Problem 7: Changes are Not Controlled

July 24, 2017

This time, in “The 8 Biggest Problems” podcast, Cadence founder John Patton brings you problem number seven in the series: Changes to cost, schedule, and performance are not controlled.

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Project Problem 6: Responsibility is Unclear

July 17, 2017

A common stumbling-block for companies appears well into the project planning and implementation stage, when roles have been decided but actual responsibility at the task level is lacking. We have detailed several causes and effects below, along with a best-practice solution to help you ensure that your project has the greatest possible chance of success.

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Project Problem 5: Inability to Get Team Members

July 10, 2017

A common challenge many clients face in project management is simply being able to get enough people onto the project team. To build crucial momentum, a successful project requires sufficient team members to take care of all aspects of the planning and execution.

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Project Problem 4: People Don’t Know How to Plan

July 3, 2017

A common problem that we regularly see with clients in a broad spectrum of industries is that many people simply don’t have the ability to plan their section of the work required for the project to be successful.

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Project Problem 3: Projects Start Slowly

June 26, 2017

We see this all over the world and it is one of the most common problems clients talk about: our projects start slowly.

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Project Problem 2: Inadequate Scope Definition

June 19, 2017

The planning phase is the stage that comes into play immediately after authorization and initiation, and it is critical to the success of your project.

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Project Problem 1: Execution

June 13, 2017

People are not working on the project and their management doesn’t know it.

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Introduction to the 8 Biggest Project Problems

June 12, 2017

Cadence founder John Patton brings us this series based on his speech, “The 8 Biggest Problems with Project Planning and Execution … and Solutions for Each.”

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PM SkillBuilder Part 3 — The Eternal Ending

January 14, 2013

As projects near completion, it can sometimes be difficult to finalize and deliver them due to issues that can drag on or situations that arise. Getting over that last hump, to deliver the finished project can be the most difficult phase.

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