Author Archives: Joanne Greene-Blose

The Project Solvers hosted an apres-work open house on June 5th, 2012 to celebrate our move from our office location in Pittsford to our new facility at The Piano Works Mall. In this new location we are now able to … Continue reading

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As our friend Angelo says, “We’re getting ourselves out of a pickle”. A pickle factory that is! The Project Solvers  is moving our office from The Pickle Factory in Pittsford effective May 1st to The Piano Works Mall in East … Continue reading

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I write this today with a heavy heart and with the hope that it will have some type of a cathartic effect on me and perhaps those in our small community in Webster, NY. As many are now aware, Michael … Continue reading

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Our speaker at our October 14th AM on PM was Don Pillittere, MBA, Subcontract Program Manager at ITT and author of the book, “Are we there yet? Diary of a project manager”. Don discussed his four “P’s” of project success; … 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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Earlier this year I wrote a paper on the leadership style of Steve Jobs as part of my coursework for Boston University. Now that Steve’s no longer with us I thought more would be interested in learning about what he was … 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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Another great session today! Great turnout and excellent speaker and discussion. We had Anthony (Tony) Ciero, PM at National Grid, walk us through a tool he created to enable data-driven decisions for the company. In particular the tool facilitated project … 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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We had a really great event today with a wonderful speaker and over two dozen people in attendance! I walked away with a number of tips that I can use in the future for better negotiations. Michael Shacket, President of … Continue reading

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