Author: Jeff Gurley

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Create Your Vision and Be Rewarded with Value

I’ve noticed a trend recently while perusing LinkedIn. Much of my network are starting new positions. Yet, the rest of my network are actually celebrating ten or more years with their current employers. This got me thinking about the reasons why people decide they need to make a move or whether they are comfortable staying in their current roles. What criteria do they base their decisions on? Do they need to identify new criteria each time they face these decisions? Do they even think about criteria when making key decisions? We all face choices on our professional journey and...

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March Madness is Here – Will Your Project Bracket Win?

Can you feel it in the air? Do you sense it in the wind? There’s a whisper out there building in strength, building into the annual crescendo that it always aspires to be. A battle is coming. Many will compete, yet only a few will survive. We fill our brackets with the names of the contenders who we feel are the most deserving. And we strive to be standing firm at the end of the tournament. March Madness has arrived, but if you’re thinking this is a basketball analogy, you’re mistaken. It’s time to get funding for this year’s projects and you better have your program and portfolio brackets together because the battle is about to begin.  

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Are You a Bulldog? They Need a Pussycat

You’re a bulldog. You walk into a room with your spiked collar and everyone knows you’re in charge. You curl back your lips revealing fangs that let everyone know you won’t be taken advantage of.  You own the yard and everything happens exactly how you want. The pack follows your direction without dissent and is better together with you as their leader. You’re a project manager. You know how to deliver in any situation, at any level of complexity and with any business executive. When you’re presented a project, you are the main event, the top shelf, the E-ticket....

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Here are the 5 Categories You Need to Prepare For to Get That Next Job

Spring is among us. The sun is warming our days, baseball stadiums are filled with the smell of brats and cracking bats and tulips and cottonwood trees are beginning to blossom. This time of year, companies are also beginning to blossom. Annual budgets are now set and new projects are getting approved after end-of-year assessments of accruals, carry-over spending and holiday parties. This means hiring managers are now on the prowl and that makes it a great time of year to look for your next project management opportunity. Managers are developing resource plans for their portfolios for the year...

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