Category Archives: Al’s Angle

Al Gubiotti’s monthly column

Did you know that a large percentage of projects are cancelled before they even reach the detailed planning phase? The most common reason is that they have not been properly defined and scoped, and as a result, they lack the … Continue reading

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Here is the the presentation given by Al Gubiotti on Project Costing a Review on 8/10/12 at St. John Fisher College. for Project Solvers of America AM/PM Workshop. To see the power point presentation: Click on the link  ==> Project Costing … Continue reading

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February 2012 Al’s Angle  –Communications Channels Communications affects performance. Where have you heard that before?? We all know this to be true but yet we fail as Project Managers to effectively communicate to our team, stakeholders and to management. A … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!! This month we are addressing project manager and team personalities. I  found this article by R. Max Wideman, FPMI, AEW Services, Vancouver, BC, Canada. In his article he breaks down project managers into four types: The Explorer, … Continue reading

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The word risk brings fear to the hearts of Project Managers and to the general population. Risk brings to mind bad things and negative responses, especially when you discuss risk in the broad sense as an “enterprise” rather than as … Continue reading

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Everyone knows by now (especially if  you have a PMP/CAPM) that the benefits of risk management in projects are huge. You can gain a lot of money and time if you deal with uncertain project events in a proactive manner. … Continue reading

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This month we are addressing project Integration Management (IM), in my opinion the most important of the knowledge areas. First a quick review: Project Integration Management includes the processes and activities needed to identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the … Continue reading

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This month it is all about how project managers make decisions.  Pondering this issue I came across the interview with Dick Cheney on the decision to go in to Iraq when George W. Bush was president.  The president tells the … Continue reading

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This August will prove to be one of the most trying times for the economy of the U.S. and its citizens.  We have a government that finds itself unable to negotiate within itself and to reach compromise. After all legislation … Continue reading

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We all deal with Risk in all our projects. We have templates, graphs, spread sheets, etc trying as hard as we can to define the risks that our project will face. When I started this article I looked back at … Continue reading

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