PMI New Hampshire Chapter

PM Morsels



Managing Life’s Projects

by Bernadette Donnelly, PMP, M.S.

reprinted with permission

As project Managers, we tend to focus our skills in managing projects at work. Our Project Management knowledge and skills can be just as effective at home, with family, developing hobbies, and even for personal growth projects.


Why Project Managers Need Toastmasters

by Steve Lundquist, PMP, PMI-ACP, M.Sc.

(reprinted with permission)


"I personally have a pithy quote that says,  'Hard skills are easy, soft skills are hard.'"


While many people accept this as a true statement, I contend that it is not. Military schools unequivocally say that leadership isn't something you just have or are born with. It is a skill that can be developed and practiced. The best value proposition for practicing and developing these skills is Toastmasters.


Collaboration Tools for Project Managers

by Ken Quast, Director of Technology, PMP New Hampshire Chapter

(reprinted with permission)


Project teams may not always be in the same building, city or even country, but the requirement to work together as a team to complete projects remains unchanged. While some project deliverables can be completed by individuals and shared via email updates, there are many tasks which demand collaboration between team members.


Business Analysts as Project Managers

by Denise Patten, Senior Business Systems Analyst

(Reprinted with permission)


Polartec logoPolartec® manufactures Performance Textiles.  Polartec® started manufacturing synthetic fleece in the late 1980’s, a material that is durable, versatile, lightweight, warm, and fast drying.  It is used by clothing manufacturers in the construction of cold-weather clothing and gear.   Since then Polartec® has developed performance fabric for all outdoor sports (running, cycling, climbing, etc.) and varying weather conditions (rain, cold, heat, etc.)

Polartec® has many projects but no Project Managers.  In this high-tech manufacturing environment, there are many established systems.  Projects are related to enhancements that simplify user interfaces and electronic data interchange with business partners. These projects are managed by Business Analysts.

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