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Publisher's Letter, April/May 2013 Featured

Written by  Judith W. Umlas // Friday, 31 May 2013 15:33 // Publisher's Letters// 92448
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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In this month’s edition of allPM Today,  we are focusing on Project Success, so we are lucky to have an article by Dr. Harold Kerzner, Ten Medals and Ribbons for Project Managers that explore various successes of a Project Manager, including successfully managing global projects, innovation, and learning to say ‘no’ to clients! See how ‘decorated’ you are with these project management medals and feel free to share the results with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We also continue Dr. Kerzner’s article on the 7 Deadly Sins and Project Failures with our 5th sin, Sloth! Now who would suspect that project managers are guilty of that one!? If you are willing to share your “terrible tale” about an example you have noted regarding one of the 7 Deadly Sins, we will send you a book from the IIL Bookstore! If it’s your OWN sin and not someone else’s, you get TWO books. Remember, confession is good for the project manager’s soul.


We also feature another excellent interview from our Roving Reporter, George Bridges, who speaks this time with Steven DelGrosso, PMP and  Director, Project Management Competency  at IBM about his role at the Project Manager Center of Excellence. Wait until you hear about IBM’s Delivery Excellence Team – what a fantastic and enviable initiative that is!  In addition, our featured Grateful Leader this month is Tom LaForge, Global Director of Human and Cultural Insights, The Coca-Cola Company, who tells us about his global experience making a difference through his company’s willing efforts in sustainability and corporate consciousness. Finally, we are featuring another excerpt from Frank Saladis’ new book Positive Leadershipin Project ManagementA Practical Guide to Enhancing Individual, Team and Organizational Performance in which he explores the 12 factors of successful leadership.


Remember that project success is available to all of us – use your resources like allPM Today well, and you will definitely improve your success ratios. And don’t forget to tell us about what you have accomplished by doing so, and how we can help you be more successful in the future!



Until the next time,


Judy Umlas, Publisher


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