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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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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The Buffalo Bills are once again “team building” as they have been for the last 10 years. I always wonder to myself whenever I hear that an organization is team building, what they mean and what they hope to accomplish. … Continue reading

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When Joanne asked me to write my February newsletter article on scheduling and time management, I told her it would be a very short article. Project managers need to schedule their project tasks and their time and they must report … Continue reading

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Projects are perfect. They are all 100% late. Companies who do projects are either less than 100% on-time or they use extraordinary measures to meet the project deadline and commitments. The University of California at Berkeley found that on average … Continue reading

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There are numerous stories and articles written on projects that failed because all the requirements were not defined or determined. Project success depends on full disclosure of requirements and that signing off of the requirements by the sponsor, stakeholders and … Continue reading

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