Author Archives: Patrick White

Patrick White

Small project teams typically communicate and collaborate constantly, which makes coordinating and approving individual tasks easy. However, as teams get larger or work in different parts of an organization, it becomes important to clearly define the roles and responsibilities of each person who interacts with the project. The RASIC project

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3 Steps to Building a Decision Matrix
Patrick WhiteOctober 30, 2015

We’ve all been in a situation during a meeting when the group needs to come to a decision and choose one or more options among several contenders. This often happens while brainstorming potential projects, market opportunities, or even locations for your next office party. Sometimes the answer is simple and

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Top Tools to Drive Change Management
Patrick WhiteJanuary 12, 2015

There are a wealth of strategies out there that will help you drive and manage change in large and small projects—I’ve shared four simple techniques to lead change here before. Yet these often feel very abstract. The approach sounds great, but putting into practice? Not so easy. I’ve come to

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Is a Webinar Right for You?
Patrick WhiteMarch 25, 2014

We’ve discussed the importance of facilitation before, but what happens when you don’t have everyone in the same room? Tele-working and virtually working with colleagues has become the norm thanks to improvements in technologies making it easier and cheaper to support virtual work environments. In fact, hosting a web-based meeting

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The advisory board, the steering committee, the working group—these bodies can all be spectacular tools to help focus and guide your project when the task is complex. But they take time and effort to establish, and it’s not always clear which projects need formal guidance. So when should you create

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How To Take Over a Failing Project
Patrick WhiteJuly 16, 2013

As project managers, we are often asked to step in and take the lead on a project that is already underway. The reasons for the change can vary—staff turnover, a need to reallocate resources, or the project simply not proceeding the way the client expected it to. So what should

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Four Simple Techniques for Change Management
Patrick WhiteApril 12, 2013

Most people don’t like change. We build familiar routines and resist disrupting those habits unless we are convinced that the change will benefit us. In the workplace, this tendency can make it difficult for leaders to implement new policies and procedures, even if these new ideas will bring improvements in

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