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STORIES & SOLUTIONS FOR THE MODERN BUSINESS USER

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    PM-ing Your Life: Negotiation and Conflict Management with a Project Manager Mindset

    In this final blog of our three-part series about project managing your life, we will look at negotiation and how that correlates to project management fundamentals. This blog series has taken different aspects of everyday life, like hosting Christmas dinner and planning your child’s playdates, to show how project management fundamentals can make a difference in minimizing the stress. Below, we have outlined the types of negotiation and how to apply them with different people in your life. 

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    Graduating Higher Education into the Digital Era: The Importance of People Readiness

    Throughout my years working in higher education, I have been fortunate to be a part of several graduation ceremonies. I love the celebration, joy, and especially hearing the journeys that students have experienced in achieving this milestone. Stories that are filled with unique and transformational experiences, with challenges and obstacles overcome, making plans, and then rewriting those plans, often several times over. In short, they are stories of triumph. With my background in student success, I pay particularly close attention to the support systems students mention, the guidance and advice they received, the planning entailed, and how they navigated their journey.

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    Preparing for Media Exposure During Your Transformation

    Organizations worldwide are executing aggressive business strategies to leverage technological advances to integrate and simplify business processes, move crucial data to more secure cloud-based solutions, upgrade digital capabilities, and unify transactions across their digital footprint. These large-scale transformations often require significant resources and as such, often attract the attention of the media, public, community activists, and watchdog groups.

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    Change Management Lessons I Learned Doing the 75 Hard

    Have you ever looked at that thing directly in front of you and just exhaled the word “Ugh” with a big sigh? I know I have, and I am pretty sure we all have at some point.

    In December, I approached a friend about doing the 75 Hard challenge with me. I wanted to do a personal reset and knew that I needed an accountability partner if I was going to have even the slightest chance of being successful. She agreed and on January 2, we started our 75 Hard journeys.

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    PM-ing Your Life: Anticipating Risk and Planning Ahead

    The first post of this three-part blog series explained how a project plan and a contingency plan are keys to success. Whether you are planning for large-scale transformation or hosting a dinner party, having a plan and a back-up plan can reduce stress and help things to run smoothly. Today, we will cover tips and tricks for anticipating risk and planning ahead to mitigate risk in any project or your day-to-day life.

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    Leveraging Data and Analytics to Prepare for Digital Transformation

    Change is everywhere. The average organization today has undertaken five large-scale changes in the past three years, with expectations of multiplying this number in coming years. Big or small, many of these changes are either directly driven by technology or have a strong technological component. Digital transformation efforts average a failure rate of nearly 70 percent, despite the right intentions.

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