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Management Solutions Group Selected as a Seminar Provider at Project Management Institute's EMEA Congress       

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has selected Management Solutions Group to be a seminar providers at the PMI Global Congress 2009-EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa).

Seminar leader Gary Heerkens will conduct one of Management Solutions Group’s more “hands-on” workshops entitled “Project Management Tools, Techniques, Templates, and Tips”. It covers all facets of project management process methodology.

The Global Congress 2009-EMEA will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Management Solution Group is a regular provider for the PMI SeminarsWorld® series.

 

Gary Heerkens’ First Column Slated to Appear in the PM Network® Magazine in March

Be on the lookout for a new columnist in the March edition of the Project Management Institute’s magazine, PM Network®. Management Solutions Group president Gary Heerkens will begin contributing a quarterly column to the magazine called “The Business of Projects”.

Each article will deal with the critical interface (and interaction!) that exists between the world of project management and the world of business. The business side of projects is one of the main focus areas of MSG’s training and consulting practice.

 

MSG Signs On to Provide Two Workshops at Project Summit/Business Analyst World-US

 
One of the most popular project management conferences held in the US, Project Summit/Business Analyst WorldTM has invited Management Solutions Group president Gary Heerkens to conduct two workshops at their upcoming event in Philadelphia.

To be held in late April, MSG will be offering “The Project Management MBA: One Day Crash Course!” as well as “Executing Strategy Through Project Portfolio Excellence”.


   
   

From the Tip File…

 (a regular offering of helpful tips from our popular workshop:  “Project Management Tools, Techniques, Templates, and Tips)

 When you are presenting results from an alternative analysis study you've done, limit the presentation of your results and conclusions to three options:

 (1) what you have determined to be the best

      alternative;

 (2) the alternative that came in “second place”

      (it solves the problem, just not in the

      optimal way);           

 (3) the “do-nothing” or “business-as-usual”

      alternative.

 

Presenting these three particular alternatives will proactively address what is likely to be two burning questions in the minds of your senior managers and executives:
 
(1) What’s the difference between doing something and doing nothing; and
 
(2) What exactly makes the best alternative the best?
 
The fact that you have anticipated the important considerations of your management will be very impressive to them.