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How to identify and prepare change management coaches

If you’ve been tasked with leading a high-impact project for your organization, you may find managing the scope, budget and schedule is not enough to ensure project success—especially when you encounter resistance to change. When embarking on...

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Grappling with Software Gaps

Your government agency just signed the contract to purchase and implement a shiny new commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software to replace your aging legacy software. The project plan and schedule are set; the vendor is ready to begin...

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Change Management: Keeping Employees Motivated During Multiyear Projects

People are naturally resistant to change. Employees facing organizational change that will impact day-to-day operations are no exception, and they can feel threatened or fearful of what that change will bring. Even more challenging are multiyear...

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Measuring Success, One Milestone at a Time

Large-scale projects require extensive planning, quick decision-making, thoughtful problem-solving, and above all else, resourcefulness. One way to be resourceful? Reutilize elements that naturally occur in the course of a project. My favorite...

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Prize in the Sky: Creating Drone Programs for Local Governments

Private-sector pundits love to drone on about drones! Also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs), drones are dramatically altering processes and increasing opportunities in the for-profit world. There is no doubt that these changes and...

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10 Non-tech Strategies for Tech Project Success

Success is slippery and can be evasive, even on the simplest of projects. Grasping it grows harder during lengthier and more complex undertakings, such as enterprise-wide technology projects—and requires incorporating a variety of short- and...

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Success by Steering Committee

Most of us have been (or should have been) instructed to avoid using clichés in our writing. These overstated phrases and expressions add little value, and often only increase sentence length. We should also avoid clichés in our thinking, for...

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Transforming Your Government Healthcare Agency through Leadership Training: A Business Analysis Approach

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines leadership as having the capacity to lead. Though modest in theory, the concept of leadership permeates all industries and is a building block for every organization’s success. Too often, however,...

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Getting Millennial with It: How State and Local Governments Can Recruit and Retain a New Generation of Workers

As more state and local government workers enter retirement, state and local agencies are becoming more dependent on millennial workers — the largest and most educated generation of workers in American history. But there is a serious gap between...

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We’re All in This Together: How to Identify Stakeholders and Achieve Project Success

Have you ever had a project derail at the last minute, or discovered that a project’s return on investment did not meet projections? These types of issues happen in the final stages of a project, often as a result of incorrect or incomplete...

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