It’s time to visit the Twin Cities

Next week I’ll have the pleasure of visiting the Minneapolis/St-Paul area to speak at the Minnesota chapter of the PMI as they host their Professional Development Days event.  I’ve been asked to speak on two subjects and I’m only too happy to do so.  On Wednesday, September 14th I’ll be talking about Creating Business Prioritization for Projects and […]

I’m speaking at the PMI Global Congress

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be speaking this September at the prestigious Project Management Institute’s Global Congress North America.  The conference is in San Diego California this year from September 25th to 27th.  My topic is inspired by someone I think every project manager should read about: Buckminster Fuller.  It is entitled “Just call […]

See our President at PMI

HMS Software’s President, Chris Vandersluis will be speaking once again at the Project Management Institute’s Global Congress.  This year it’s in Phoenix Arizona at the end of October.  Mr. Vandersluis’s topic this year is “Applying Agile Methodology to non-software Enterprise Projects”.  If you will be attending the 2014 Global Congress, you will find information on […]

Cancelling a project (without cancelling your career)

This paper was originally delivered at the PMI Global Congress in New Orleans in October 2013.
This article discusses how to identify a project which should be cancelled, distinguish it from a project that is merely troubled and then if need be, actively cancel a project in a way that is empowering to the project team, the organization, the stakeholders and even the project manager.