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QMS

Quality Management System: Are You Doing It Right?

During one of my assignments with EPMA I facilitated a client’s efforts in planning the testing activities that led to the qualification of a prototype. This was part of their product development process in the scope of a complex project, for which I was providing my project management services. In one of these planning sessions, Read more about Quality Management System: Are You Doing It Right?[…]

Project Meeting

A Beginner’s Guide to Project Management

I remember my interviewer specifically asking me the question, “Do you know what we do here at EPMA?” Of course I had read their website. Of course I had done my own research. But never once did I realize how complex their industry truly was. I didn’t fully understand what project management meant and my Read more about A Beginner’s Guide to Project Management[…]

Project Management Terminology

The 25 Project Management Terms All Beginner’s Should Know

There’s a hefty library of terminology for new-comers in the project management industry to get familiar with, which can cause unnecessary issues and miscommunications to arise if you’re not already well versed. This can be a bit daunting, but lucky for you EPMA has you covered with the 25 terms beginners in project management must Read more about The 25 Project Management Terms All Beginner’s Should Know[…]

Creepy Guy Behind the Blinds

Beware the Creep That Threatens Your Project

What is Scope Creep? Well, it’s not the guy in the next building with a telescope in his window—although that would be a great guess. “Scope creep” is an uncontrolled increase in project scope—often minor, unrelated bits and pieces—and is one of the leading causes of project failure. Those bits and pieces add up over Read more about Beware the Creep That Threatens Your Project[…]

Agile Horror

Oh, the Horror! – How Agile Can Go Wrong

We’ve all heard mentions of Agile and likely a few horror stories that tag along. Every so often one instance where it was adopted successfully by a company might crop up – but, oh, the horror stories… There are just so many! In this blog we’ll look at why people are doing agile wrong: Doing Read more about Oh, the Horror! – How Agile Can Go Wrong[…]

group cheer

Hiring a “Unicorn” – 5 Strategies to Improve Recruiting Results

We’ve all heard the expression, “Unicorn Hire.” This means a hire with an extremely rare skillset and high value to the organization.  And in most cases, it also means the Recruiting Team will struggle to fill the position. This is frustrating for both the Hiring Managers and the Recruiters. The cycle goes something like this: the Recruiter Read more about Hiring a “Unicorn” – 5 Strategies to Improve Recruiting Results[…]

Talent

4 Ways to Attract the Right Candidates

Finding qualified candidates is not an easy task. While the internet has helped recruiters make enormous strides in reaching more candidates…the question of ‘are they the right candidates?’ still leaves many hiring managers in the dark. Anyone can post a position on their website or a job board and see the resumes come pouring in. Read more about 4 Ways to Attract the Right Candidates[…]

Driving Predecessors

Driving Predecessors in MS Project

Do you have a project schedule with over a thousand lines? Are you spending a lot of time trying to determine why a certain activity is being delayed according to your plan? In MS Project, a predecessor is defined as a task which drives its successor task before it can start or finish. When scheduling Read more about Driving Predecessors in MS Project[…]