If you're preparing for taking the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, you need to know how to calculate critical path by hand. Beyond the exam, what's important is to truly understand how critical path can help you manage your project. Too often, critical path is a red line on a Gantt chart, with little attention paid to it. In this episode, I share a video from our project management e-learning course entitled The Essentials of Project Management. Here's what you need to know about critical path!
We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week we discuss a quote I heard from Michael Hyatt, that "all the good things in life are on the other side of fear".
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We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week I share an experience about a workshop participant that was struggling with confidence.
What Did You Learn This Week?
Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). What have you been learning? I look forward to hearing from you!
Increasingly project managers tell me they are responsible for a team that is not completely co-located. Whether it's just a few people who are remote or the entire team, thriving in a virtual environment is critical for you and me as we seek to lead and deliver in the years ahead. To help us further develop our ability to lead virtually, we're joined today by one of my favorite voices on the topic: Emily Luijbregts. You can contact Emily with follow-up questions at Emily [DOT] luijbregts [AT] gmail [DOT] com
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In this discussion with Emily, I mention the following episodes:
Harvard teams expert J. Richard Hackman: Episode 33