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ISO Audits – Just A Project With A Scary Face

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Introduction The word audit alone can cause panic-inducing sweats but pair that with all the various versions ISO has and getting certified can seem even more daunting. The process can feel extremely intimidating, especially when you struggle to know where to start. I recently performed a combo ISO 20000:2018 / 27001:2013 implementation and wanted to…

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4 Fundamental Values To Look For In Top Consulting Firms

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Introduction In today’s business environment, organizations constantly face challenges that affect their People, Processes, and/or Tools.  Some of those challenges can be handled in-house through existing departmental staff, while others may require outside experts who can supply a unique perspective.  This is where consulting firms come in.    Typically, consultants are brought in to produce…

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4 Tips For Passing Your PMP Exam

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What are some tips to successfully pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam? This is a question several project managers will ask themselves as they prepare for their upcoming rite of passage into PMP status.  The “ritual or ceremony” consists of a 200 question, 4-hour long, test that isn’t for the faint of heart but,…

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May The FOUR Be With You – DiSC Personality Styles

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Part Two: Do or Do Not, There is No Try. A Jedi’s Guide to Mastering Conflict in the Workplace. Attacks, Battles, Civil Wars, and Revenge – Since 1977, we have watched the ultimate conflict play out in a galaxy far, far away.  In George Lucas’s epic space-opera Star Wars series, it is EMPIRE vs. REBELLION,…

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Should I Get My ITIL Certification?

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Don’t Be ITIL Book Smart Well into my computer science degree program, I asked myself when I was going to actually learn how to do the job I was hoping to gain from my education. Thankfully in my last semester, I finally started learning….as a corporate intern. I’m sure many of you can relate when I say that “book smarts” don’t always translate into “street smarts.”  I’m a big fan of Steven Covey’s principle of “starting with end in mind.” In looking at ITIL certification, it’s important to…

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Primavera – 3 Tips I Learned In My First 60 Days

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My Introduction to Primavera Starting a new job is always difficult, but starting a new job and learning a completely new scheduling program makes it even that much more difficult.  When I was brought on to Arrowhead Consulting, one of my jobs would be to learn and assist with our project controls projects.  Because of…

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May the FOUR Be With You – A Series on The DiSC Assessment

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Part One: Learn to Identify the FOUR Primary DiSC Personality Styles of Your WorkFORCE. Much like popular science fiction movies, every workplace is made up of a variety of distinct personalities. This is where DiSC Assessment comes in. Interacting with people in a one-size-fits-all or cookie-cutter STORM TROOPER approach may lead to RESISTANCE. Understand, you…

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Lock the Safe—Secure the Database

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Reading Time: 3 minutes – Database Security You are going away on a much-needed vacation to Aruba. You will only be gone for a week. But you understand the importance of security, so you make sure you lock the windows and doors. You put the lights on a timer so would-be thieves think there is some activity…

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5 Steps for Launching a Successful PMO

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Introduction If you are reading this blog, you are likely considering starting a Project Management Office (PMO) or looking for ways to ensure you can maintain the one you’re already working in now. These 5 Steps for Launching a Successful PMO are a great place to start your journey. Implementing new and/or helping course-correct existing,…

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