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Nov 22, 2021 Michael Greer
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An essay on the responsibilities (and burdens!) of ownership.  This is an excerpt from the book, Worth Sharing: Essays & Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams - Free download of full 300 page book is available at Internet Archive here: https://archive.org/details/worth-sharing-pressbooks-pdf-download-7-27-2915/Worth-Sharing-Pressbooks-PDF-download-7-27-2915
Topics: materialism, tinyhouse, sustainable living, peace, peace of mind, small spaces, small space living,...
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Oct 25, 2021 Michael Greer
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[Image: Happiness & Peace] Focus:   Whether you're part of a project team or a family group, when individuals are happy, the entire group will likely be happy!  But how can you become happier?  In this  archived podcast from 2009  I share  10 specific actions that I’ve taken to create more happiness in my life. ------------------   October 2021 Update   ------------------ This podcast was  originally produced in December of 2009.  In the 12 years since its release,  social...
Topics: Authentic Happiness, Gratitude, Happiness, Martin Seligman, Mindful Meditation, Mindfulness,...
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Aug 25, 2021 Michael Greer
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Transcript of this audio, below, was originally published on February 24, 2009 [some links referred to below may no longer be valid]. Focus:   “One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think…. On a mechanical level, cognitive therapy works because it changes explanatory style from pessimistic to optimistic, and the change is permanent. It gives you a set of cognitive skills for talking to yourself when you...
Topics: Martin Seligman, Learned Optimism, Science of Happiness, explanatory style, pessimistic explanatory...
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Jul 10, 2021 Michael Greer
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Focus:    This audio podcast includes inspirational quotations, war stories, examples, a little philosophy and some practical challenges to help individuals and teams discover the power of accepting the reality of a difficult situation in order to handling it effectively. Only when you accept it, see it clearly without denial and hand-wringing, can you take appropriate action to remedy it. Transcript of this audio originally published on April 19, 2009 [some links referred to below may no...
Topics: Deepak Chopra, serenity, peace of mind, motivation, inspiration, team building, project management,...
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Jun 2, 2021 Michael Greer
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Focus :  This audio podcast includes inspirational quotations, war stories, examples, a little philosophy and some practical challenges to help individuals and teams expand upon their inherent power of mindfulness — the practice of bringing your full awareness into the present moment. Transcript of this audio originally published on April 26, 2009 (some links referred to in the podcast may no longer be valid): ----- Full Transcript Below ----- Acknowledgement:  The main inspiration for this...
Topics: project management, mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn, meditation, present moment, team building, teams,...
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Apr 28, 2021 Michael Greer
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Focus of this audio :  " Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain - Do the thing and you will have the power.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson This podcast includes inspirational quotations, war stories, examples, a little philosophy and some practical challenges to help individuals and teams push through fear & grow stronger. Originally published on March 22, 2009. Some links referred to in the podcast may no longer be valid.  ----------- Full Transcript Below -------- Do one...
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Topics: fear, anxiety, motivation, inspiration, project management, project team, team building, Ralph...
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Apr 21, 2021 Michael Greer
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[NOTE: ACTIVE LINKS to all documents below!] COMPLETE LIST OF MICHAEL GREER’S PUBLICATIONS which are available on the Internet Archives, free & downloadable (Includes books/PDFs, Essays, Infographics, Worksheets, Audios, Videos)   BIOGRAPHICAL Biography: About Michael (Mike) Greer & his WORTH SHARING Website My Website Migration: And Then There Were Three Michael Greer's Background & Evolution As a Project Management Consultant, Author & Trainer [video circa 2009] Overview of...
Topics: project management, creativity, productivity, project management minimalist, team building,...
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Apr 21, 2021 Michael Greer
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[Note: You can download and listen to this entire article  as an  audio podcast   from my  Inspired Project Teams  Overwhelmed by chores? Spend more time in Quadrant 2! [ Note: You can download and listen to this entire article  as an  audio podcast   from my  Inspired Project Teams archives . However, you might want to refer to the grid below when listening.]  Stephen Covey’s  classic  The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People  is one of the best selling business books of all...
Topics: effectiveness, efficiency, prioritization, project management, Quadrant 2, Stephen Covey, team...
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From the article:  " The Problem: Fractured Consciousness From Interruptions Can Ruin Your Work & Your Relationships. In his  article in Fast Company , Edward Brown identified these hidden costs and morale-crushing consequences when people are repeatedly interrupted while working: Productive  time lost: 40%-60%  (3 to 5 hours every day!) Frustration from losing momentum  and having to re-start work & "rebuild pathways... reassemble resources, thoughts, and...
Topics: focus, concentration, flow, creativity, anxiety, stress
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Full text of article is below including active links ........ Searching for a Picture: How a Camera in Your Hands Can Improve Your Vision* “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”   – Wayne Dyer Years ago I realized that the best thing about carrying a camera is that it helps me see the world as a series of zoomed-in, artfully-framed images.  There’s something about that device in my pocket, with all its lens settings and editing tools and...
Topics: camera, photography, creativity, digital photography
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Apr 21, 2021 Michael Greer
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SEE ACTIVE LINKS IN THIS DESCRIPTION TO VIDEOS!!!  I LOVE sharing cool stuff!  And one of the best ways to share  anything  is through a video "walk through" that demonstrates how it works, what's so great about it, etc. Over the years I've collected quite a lovely pile of videos in my YouTube Channel.  In fact, as of this writing, there are over  90 videos organized into five different playlists .  (And there are  absolutely no annoying ads!  ☺👍) So since I've...
Topics: AccuWeather, Android, artyfactory.com, awning, Citymapper, clarisketch, DIY, firebrand, GCF...
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Apr 21, 2021 Michael Greer
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From the article: " I've closed down two websites ("The Best Free Training" & "Project Management FREEBIES") and I have frozen, but kept  available in archived form , two websites (" Michael Greer's PM Resources " & " Inspired Project Teams  (archived as " INSPIRATIONS "). I will continue to publish all my new articles, PDFs, podcasts, videos, etc. here at this website,  Mike Greer's WORTH SHARING . Click below to check out my other...
Topics: Best Free Training, coaching, inspiration, instructional development, motivation, PM, PMBOK, PMP,...
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From the article's introduction:   " As a “baby boomer” growing up in the United States,  I’ve lived through many, many Memorial Day commemorations and solemn memorial services. And as the years pass, I’m growing less patient with our tolerance for war.  For example, has anyone really noticed that we’ve been both killing and being killed for nearly 17 years in Afghanistan? Probably few US citizens could tell you how long we’ve been in that far-away land, why we are there...
Topics: activism, afghanistan, Apocalypse Now, Charlie Wilson's War, Eisenhower, Full Metal Jacket,...
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From the article... " Author of such timeless classics as  Treasure Island ,  The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde   and   A Child's Garden of Verses , Robert  Louis Stevenson also created some not-so-famous travel treasures that you can enjoy, absolutely free, as ebooks from  Project Gutenberg .  Why should you read these lesser-known Stevenson creations? Because they'll take you back in time and all over the planet and hold a magnifying glass to a world of simple things...
Topics: 19th Century Literature, Across the Plains, audio download, ebook, essays, In the South Seas,...
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Apr 21, 2021 Michael Greer
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This is a review of the Medito app. Full article & active links are below. .......... Medito: Your Free Meditation & Mindfulness Multitool Medito is an incredible free app  that is  packed with good stuff!  It's essentially a  meditation tutor , an always on-call (and completely confidential!)  personal therapist , a  sleep aid , a  work life coach , a collection of relaxing  ambient soundscapes  and a handy  meditation/mindfulness reference library . And all this is delivered...
Topics: anxiety, depression, meditation, Medito, mindfulness, panicattack, relaxation, relaxingsounds,...
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I know from personal experience as a political hobbiest that it can be addictive to follow the cable talking heads, dig into opinion pieces, quote the pundits and wax profound via memes and social media link-posting. I get it!  I've been there and I know it can feel good to raise hell online  -- especially if you are raising hell alongside a core group of like-minded ranters (a.k.a. an "echo chamber") who have targeted and do regular combat with opposing ranters from "the other...
Topics: political activism, political hobbiest, activism
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It’s exasperating. All day, every day we’re pummeled with  negative news story after negative news story . Then  talking heads analyze and dissect  these stories and project them into bleak, conflicting doom-and-gloom scenarios. Seeking refuge among friends on Facebook we are soon buried in their  provocative memes and rants.  And if we’re not careful, our phone calls and in-person meetings with friends and family slip into pointless stirring of a pot full of  second-hand,...
Topics: fake news, political activism, media, positive media
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Inspired by the May 2020 murder by police of George Floyd, this aricle provides some  specific, observable actions we can all take to help become actively anti-racist and not merely "not racist." Thanks to my young Black Lives Matter friend Janee (see article) for helping enlighten me and pushing me on this path. 
Topics: anti-racist, George Floyd,racism, police brutality, racism, police brutality, defund the police,...
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Apr 18, 2021 Michael Greer
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This is a 25-page collection of selected visuals from the 53-minute video The Project Management Change Agent: How to Lead Your PM Revolution (available here in the Internet Archive).   Please see the description of that video for details of the contents.
Topics: project management, project management office, project planning, project management minimalist
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Ever wonder what separates successful project teams from those that struggle or even fail outright? It’s a lot more than simply talent, energy and creativity. Without a solid enabling project infrastructure, even the best people can fail… or, at best, work needlessly hard in a project environment that fights them and saps them of their strength. If you want  to get the most out of your project team with the least amount of effort and frustration , you need  five key enablers  in place:...
Topics: project management, project management minimalist, project team, project office, teams, team...
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Apr 16, 2021 Michael Greer
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Whenever a group of people get together to get something done, there are five role-related questions that should be asked immediately to focus their efforts and avoid wasting anyone's time: 1. Who's participating (helping) to get the job done? 2. Who's ultimately accountable for this? (i.e., Whose job is it to make certain that the work is completed?) 3. Who's reviewing the work to help make sure it meets technical, market, or other specifications? 4. Who's providing unique input or expertise...
Topics: project management, project team, team building, project management minimalist
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Apr 16, 2021 Michael Greer
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As someone who suffers from arthritis and a bad back, I have learned how important daily maintenance and a focused, science-based Physical Therapy (PT) routine is. This tool is based on an article series that I wrote advocating that everyone ought to consider a "Regular "Tune-Up" from a Physical Therapist"  : http://mikegreersworthsharing.blogspot.com/2015/10/5-reasons-everyone-should-get-regular.html The tool will help you plan for and manage that interaction with a PT...
Topics: PT, physical therapy, self-help, stretching routine, aging
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Apr 16, 2021 Michael Greer
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This extended essay includes graphics and tries to provide a framework for understanding the evolution of one's political and religious views. It is designed to help you see the origins of the strong feelings of the people you are arguing with. And it provides some suggestions for improving your interactions with those whose politics and religious views may be far different from your own. 
Topics: Politics, religion, philosophy, peace, empathy
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Are you tired of trying to figure out what's true and what's a clever distortion or (worse!) an outright lie? I've put together a PDF to help you find the truth by asking 3 broad questions .  It includes references/links to some of the most reputable fact-checking websites and suggests ways you can construct your own custom-tailored truth-seeking web searches.  Enjoy!
Topics: Fact check, fake news, media, editorial, propaganda
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Apr 16, 2021 Michael Greer
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The Problem: The Truth is Out There, But It Often Takes Time & Effort to Comprehend. Here's an assertion that some might find irritating:  Sometimes there is a right answer  -- an accurate, defensibly true description of reality. And despite what bloggers, media talking heads and political candidates would have us believe,  not everything is subject to debate!   Unfortunately, however, that right answer -- that observable, provable truth -- usually isn't as emotionally engaging, as...
Topics: media, fake news, journalism, editorial, fact check
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Apr 15, 2021 Michael Greer
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[This is a brief biographical overview of Michael (Mike) Greer and his WORTH SHARING website.] ------------ I am the author of the books  Worth Sharing: Essays & Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams ,  The Project Management Minimalist ,  The Project Manager's Partner ,  ID Project Management   and many other  PM (project management) related texts  and  articles.   (Check out  my archived websites  for lots of good stuff for project managers and their teams.) Much of...
Topics: project management, Michael Greer, project management minimalist, WORTH SHARING
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Stimulated by Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo’s incredible paper “Project Management Credentials Compared – A Preliminary Analysis” I share some thoughts and share how I ultimately came to these conclusions:  • The PM Profession should work toward creating a single set of generic, universally-acceptable PM competencies, tools, and certifications.  • HR and training people, as well as those individuals seeking to upgrade their PM skills should (at least, for the present) ignore the...
Topics: project management, project management training, project management certification, PMP...
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Apr 14, 2021 Michael Greer
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This video is designed to go with my article: "A Lesson from the Humble Pelican: Find Your Unique Mission, Then Soar! - See more at: http://mikegreersworthsharing.blogspot.com/2015/06/a-lesson-from-humble-pelican-find-your.html " -- or the "cut & pasted" article below: -------------------------------- I guess I've always had a mild obsession with pelicans. Living a few miles from the ocean and wetlands most of my adult life, I've had the chance to see pelicans in all...
Topics: inspiration, motivation, personal growth, creativity
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Apr 14, 2021 Michael Greer
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This is a visual parable about self-imposed constraints to creativity. It was inspired by what happened recently on my local exercise/walking path. The video's designed to get you and your project teams thinking and talking about these questions: 1) What boundaries, limitations do you impose on yourself? 2) Should you try removing some of these in order to see what blossoms? Enjoy! Note: Find articles, podcasts, team challenges and more to help inspire your project teams at:...
Topics: project management, project planning, project scope, project management minimalist
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Apr 14, 2021 Michael Greer
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A basic Project Management (PM) video illustrating how too many deliverables and add-ons can ruin a project. If you're a project manager, you might want to share this with a client or stakeholder who is sometimes a source of "scope creep!" Enjoy!
Topics: project management, project management minimalist, scope creep, project scope
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Apr 14, 2021 Michael Greer
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This video uses simple, real-world examples to distinguish between authority & responsibility. And it makes the argument that by finding a good balance between the two, we can improve the quality of life at home, at work and in all of society. ("It's the fair and decent thing to do!") [Presented by Michael Greer's PM Resources... https://greerspmresources.blogspot.com -- For lots of tools, podcasts, articles & more, visit https://mikegreersworthsharing.blogspot.com]
Topics: project management, project management minimalist, project team, team building
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Apr 14, 2021 Michael Greer
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(subtitle) "Loops & Hoops & Waterfalls: What's a PM Minimalist to Do?" [Find ALL my Project Management stuff here: Michael Greer's PM Resources Archives, https://greerspmresources.blogspot.com ] A quick Google search on the term "project management models" will produce lots of hits ("about 35 million results!") One item in Google's list of suggestions is labeled "Images for Project Management Models." Click on this and you'll see -- Yikes!!! --...
Topics: project management, project management life cycle, project life cycle, project management minimalist
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Apr 14, 2021 Michael Greer
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[NOTE: Get the PDF of the PM Minimalist Quick Start Guide at this Archive or here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K9vFA2U8urBtlUiXfeFGVU-SKegyolQ7/view?usp=sharing ] Can you plan and manage a project using a one-page checklist? You can if you're a PM Minimalist and you're using The PM Minimalist Quick Start Guide! This video shows you how to cut through all that complicated, esoteric PM stuff and work with your team to develop a powerful, tight project plan that will get you professional...
Topics: project management, project management minimalist, project planning
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The New Project Manager’s Support Pyramid™ identifies four levels of support that should be provided for new project managers to assure that they become effective as quickly as possible.  Detailed examples are provided to help you identify specific learning outcomes and training required. Enjoy!
Topics: project management training, project management, project management minimalist
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Apr 14, 2021 Michael Greer
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This is a very brief (non-narrated, music only) video overview of Michael Greer's YouTube channel. It describes Greer's background and areas of professional involvement and expertise.  URL for YouTube channel ->   https://www.youtube.com/c/MichaelGreer
Topics: project management, project management minimalist, Michael Greer, YouTube
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This is a short video recorded in 2009 in which Michael Greer describes his professional experiences and how they led him to become a project management (PM) consultant, trainer & author of PM textbooks.  His books on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Greer/e/B001KIVUFA 
Topics: project management, instructional design, instructional development, project management minimalist
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Apr 14, 2021 Michael Greer
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This is a brief document with words of encouragement to the newbie project manager who has been drafted, reluctantly and/or without formal training, to be the leader of a project team. It's okay! You can do this!  The essay explains why/how. 
Topics: project management, project management minimalist, project team, team building
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Apr 14, 2021 Michael Greer
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Want to improve your projects and project management processes? Start here, with this tool! Why? It's important for project managers and team members to take stock at the end of a project and develop a list of lessons learned so that they don't repeat their mistakes in the next project. Typically such reviews are called post-project reviews or "post mortems."  This set of guidelines and questions will help you conduct your own project "post mortem." 
Topics: project management, project evaluation, project management minimalist, project review
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The following 2 pages (sent in advance to my workshop participants) present my 20 Key PM Actions & Results, upon which my book, The Project Manager's Partner , is based. Note that these are not consultant-specific, idiosyncratic items, but rather are derived from the Project Management Institute's PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge). During their construction, they were reviewed and revised by people from many different industries, so they are nearly universal in their...
Topics: project management, PMBOK, project management institute, project management minimalist
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Apr 13, 2021 Michael Greer
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A look at the 10 worst practices that can be undertaken by a project manager and an organization which should be supporting projects & teams.
Topics: project management, project teams, project management minimalist, project office, teams
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Apr 13, 2021 Michael Greer
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A summary of 20 attitudes & practices that could improve the effectiveness of Instructional Design & Development projects. Suggestions for the ID project manager
Topics: instructional design, instructional development, project management
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Apr 13, 2021 Michael Greer
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Critical Attributes of ID* Project Success * (ID: Instructional Development) The 51 attributes, or project management practices, listed below are grouped according to the 10-Step ID Project Management model from Michael Greer's text  ID Project Management: Tools & Techniques for Instructional Designers and Developers , Educational Technology Publications, 1992.   Greer's workshop  Planning Successful ID Projects  helps ID project managers develop the skills needed to implement many of...
Topics: instructional development, project management, instructional development project management
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Apr 13, 2021 Michael Greer
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A slide set that compares the processes by which the creation of a complex instructional system is different than creating a mere message. The object of the game is to educate senior managers and other stakeholders re: why their training development team must, of necessity, take longer to develop deliverables that their marketing or communications teams. 
Topics: instructional design, message design, instructional development
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Apr 13, 2021 Michael Greer
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Below are two typical project life cycles that might be employed to achieve different types of HPT (Human Performance Technology) deliverables. Note that our purpose in listing these phases is to illustrate the typical project stages from a PM perspective, not to provide detailed recommendations about how to execute the phases. (This handout by Michael Greer is an excerpt from "Chapter 6: Planning and Managing Human  Performance Technology Projects," Handbook of Human Performance...
Topics: instructional design, curriculum design, project management, project life cycles
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Apr 13, 2021 Michael Greer
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This is a book chapter written by Michael Greer & his client at Respironics, Inc., Jacquelyn McClure, titled:  “Beyond Sales Training: Designing a Learning Organization ,”  In Action: Designing Training Programs , American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), 1996 [“18 case studies from the real world of training”] ISBN 1-56286-057-7 It describes a performance-based approach to going "beyond sales training" for their growing sales force to attain breakthroughs in...
Topics: sales training, curriculum design, instructional design, performance improvement, performance design
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Managing Instructional Development Projects Check out my classic! For more than a decade, I managed teams of contractors as they worked side-by-side with new product developers to create training and performance improvement systems for major corporations  such as Xerox, Epson America, and Apple Computer. The instructional design (ID) projects I planned and coordinated were as simple as a single resource working for three weeks and as complicated as 60 people working for more than a year and a...
Topics: instructional development, instructional design, project management, project management minimalist
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[THE LIST BELOW CONTAINS ACTIVE CLICKABLE LINKS.] This is a list of articles and book chapters written & published by Michael Greer that focus on project management (PM) training, career development & leadership. PM Training, Career Development and Leadership Training is what I do!  And I've had quite a bit of experience analyzing PM skills, designing PM career paths & job models, etc. The articles below share my perspectives on  how PM newbies can best develop their skills. ...
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Apr 13, 2021 Michael Greer
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NOTE: THE LIST BELOW CONTAINS ACTIVE, CLICKABLE LINKS (Summary list of Michael Greer's published books & articles.  (Some blog posts, etc. are also identified in my separate "Collections" ) Bibliography: Books and Journal Articles Web-Published eBook, Articles, Podcasts, & Videos Worth Sharing: Essays & Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams The Project Management Minimalist: Just Enough PM to Rock Your Projects! (2nd edition, available in Kindle, NOOK, &...
Topics: project management, project management minimalist
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Apr 11, 2021 Michael Greer
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"This PDF describes how I came to develop the Project Management (PM) Minimalist approach. It is part biographical, since it is my journey through the various dimensions of project management (as a practitioner, consultant and trainer of new project managers) that led me to reduce PM to its essences as described in my book, The Project Management Minimalist: Just Enough PM to Rock Your Projects! (The full book with tools is available in this Archive as a PDF for free.)"  - Mike Greer
Topics: project management, project management minimalist, project planning, project team, team building
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Apr 10, 2021 Michael Greer
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These  Inspired Project Teams  sample pages are designed to help you decide if you want to download the large zip file (available elsewhere in this Archive) which contains all the files in my Inspired Project Teams Coaching Guide. These sample pages here  include the  complete Table of Contents  for the Guide  and a  list of all audios in The Guide's Podcast Collection . For your reference, The Inspired Project Teams Coaching Guide (giant zip file, available elsewhere in the Archive)...
Topics: teams, team building, inspired project teams, inspired project teams coaching guide, project...
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[THIS IS A ZIP FILE CONTAINING MANY OTHER FILES!! For details re: what to do with a zip file, see TECHNICAL NOTES after "Description of Contents."] DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS The Inspired Project Teams Podcast Collection includes: 30 podcasts  (MP3 format audios, some of which are referenced by my book The Project Management  Minimalist , which is available elsewhere in this Archive for free.) Over 5 hours  of audio The Inspired Project Teams Coaching Guide includes: 58 pages in...
Topics: teams, team building, inspired project teams, project management minimalist, project management
This is Michael Greer's first book. It was also the first book to provide a step by step process for project managing the design and development of instructional materials. It is loaded with worksheets and guidelines for project planning and inspection.   NOTE: This version is set up to be printed as hard-copy pages, so the pages have larger margin spaces to allow for binding & handling. Get the PDF e-reader version if you do not intend to print a hard-copy of the work.  Background...
Topics: project management, instructional development, instructional design, instructional development...
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This is Michael Greer's first book. It was also the first book to provide a step by step process for project managing the design and development of instructional materials. It is loaded with worksheets and guidelines for project planning and inspection.   NOTE: This copy is for use in a PDF e-reader without printing/binding margins. Background (author's note) This book is old. (1992!) But every couple of months someone emails me and asks where they can get a copy of this book. I usually tell...
Topics: project management, instructional design, instructional development, instructional development...
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Apr 4, 2021 Michael Greer
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This is an infographic summary/overview of the book Worth Sharing: Essays and Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams . It lists the main sections and all the chapters.  ....................................... NOTE: Below is an interactive, linked text version of this TOC. Each link is to a chapter at Pressbooks, my self-publishing tool. To get the full 300+ page book as a free PDF, go here:  Worth Sharing: Essays & Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams [complete 300+...
Topics: Project management, project management minimalist, project teams, project planning
So what’s the difference between competence and certification? And, if there is a difference, why should it matter? In this article I examine these issues and then try to help you answer two questions you might ask yourself: 1) “Instead of jumping through some artificial hoops erected by one or another certifying organization, why shouldn‟t I simply bestow upon myself my own, unique PM certification based on my experiences and my track record?” 2) “How can I easily construct a...
Topics: project management, project management minimalist, project management certification, PMP...
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Apr 2, 2021 Michael Greer
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[This is a PDF version of the book. For a nominal fee Amazon can provide a paperback version of this book if you prefer a hard copy.] This is Michael Greer's eclectic compilation of practical PM tools, thought-provoking PM essays and suggestions for helping individual project managers and their teams stay sane while delivering good quality finished products. It consists of 54 Chapters and hundreds of live links to additional PM resources. Most of the chapters were originally published as blog...
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[This is a PDF version of the book. For a nominal fee Amazon can provide a paperback version of this book if you prefer a hard copy.] This tool collection includes specific, scripted meeting discussion guides so you can facilitate your project team meetings like a pro! It will take you and your team through all 10 Steps to Project Success as laid out in The Project Management Minimalist reference book (also available here for free). See also this brief video: "Preview: The PM...
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[This is a PDF version of the book. For a nominal fee Amazon can provide a paperback version of this book if you prefer a hard copy.] The Project Management Minimalist, 2nd edition, is designed for absolute project management (PM) newbies or seasoned PM veterans who want to streamline their PM processes. It has 122 succinct pages of PM guidance, including 35 PM tools with PM "Minimalist Squeeze" strategies for tightening up your PM, and more! BONUS: You can build an entire PM...
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This is a quiz to accompany the "Do It Yourself Course Outline: Become A PM Minimalist" two-day workshop. It may also be used as a self-check to see how well the reader understands the PM concepts in The Project Management Minimalist text. 
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( NOTE : You may ignore the links in this document to external materials. ALL the materials listed in this outline by name are available absolutely free here at the Internet Archive -- I've uploaded them all for you. Enjoy!) This is a full outline and list of materials that anyone can use to easily create a hands-on Project Management Basics Workshop using The Project Managment Minimalist book and supporting materials. It is based on Michael Greer's two-day, customized Basic PM workshop which...
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“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi =========== Background ========= The PM Minimalist Audios** are available as individual digital downloads (MP3 format podcasts) and blog posts absolutely free! This audio is one of 10 that are designed to accompany The Project Management Minimalist book. You can use these to enrich your experience while using the book or you can build your own team activities around them. Each audio includes: * Quotations, war...
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A project team’s attitude can make or break the project. In this post learn how you can consciously choose your attitude instead of simply allowing it to overtake you as a collection of random feelings. =========== Background ========= The PM Minimalist Audios** are available as individual digital downloads (MP3 format podcasts) and blog posts absolutely free! This audio is one of 10 that are designed to accompany The Project Management Minimalist book. You can use these to enrich your...
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Get moving… get unstuck… & just do it! If you and your project team members are sometimes plagued with fits of analysis paralysis or procrastination, then this post/podcast is for you. =========== Background ========= The PM Minimalist Audios** are available as individual digital downloads (MP3 format podcasts) and blog posts absolutely free! This audio is one of 10 that are designed to accompany The Project Management Minimalist book. You can use these to enrich your experience while...
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“Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood.” – Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Audio examines why & how project teams should listen, understand, & collaborate. =========== Background ========= The PM Minimalist Audios** are available as individual digital downloads (MP3 format podcasts) and blog posts absolutely free! This audio is one of 10 that are designed to accompany The Project Management Minimalist book. You can use these to...
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While it might make sense for individuals to say “yes” to life as often as they can, there are critical moments when project teams have just gotta say “no!” =========== Background ========= The PM Minimalist Audios** are available as individual digital downloads (MP3 format podcasts) and blog posts absolutely free! This audio is one of 10 that are designed to accompany The Project Management Minimalist book. You can use these to enrich your experience while using the book or you can...
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This post is all about getting outside your comfort zone…If you can imagine it… if you can see it clearly… if it gets you excited as a possibility, then it may be your destiny to make it a reality. =========== Background ========= The PM Minimalist Audios** are available as individual digital downloads (MP3 format podcasts) and blog posts absolutely free! This audio is one of 10 that are designed to accompany The Project Management Minimalist book. You can use these to enrich your...
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So where’s the joy in the work itself? What about the intrinsic value of our chosen profession? The beauty and fascination of the field itself? =========== Background ========= The PM Minimalist Audios** are available as individual digital downloads (MP3 format podcasts) and blog posts absolutely free! This audio is one of 10 that are designed to accompany The Project Management Minimalist book. You can use these to enrich your experience while using the book or you can build your own team...
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“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche. This post/podcast provides suggestions on how project managers & leaders can support creativity. =========== Background ========= The PM Minimalist Audios** are available as individual digital downloads (MP3 format podcasts) and blog posts absolutely free! This audio is one of 10 that are designed to accompany The Project Management Minimalist book. You can use these to enrich...
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Are you driven to perfection? … or simply driven crazy? This post/podcast provides suggestions for project managers and team leaders about how they can let go of perfectionism and improve their results. =========== Background ========= The PM Minimalist Audios** are available as individual digital downloads (MP3 format podcasts) absolutely free! This audio is one of 10 that are designed to accompany The Project Management Minimalist book. You can use these to enrich your experience while...
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Many great teachers and philosophers say that to achieve anything great you must trust that voice which lies deep within you. This audio examines why this voice is trustworthy and how to trust it. =========== Background ========= The PM Minimalist Audios** are available as individual digital downloads (MP3 format podcasts) absolutely free! This audio is one of 10 that are designed to accompany The Project Management Minimalist book. You can use these to enrich your experience while using the...
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This audio was one of my Inspired Project Teams audios. However, it focuses less on the inspirational side of project management and more on the “nuts and bolts” practices that can help your project team be more effective as a Project Management Minimalist. It provides an overview of the Project Management Minimalist 10 steps and more.  After all, if a project team is ineffective, no amount of inspiration can help them find much joy in their work.  So in this audio, we look at how you can...
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Purpose: This document provides tools to help your organization gradually integrate Project Management Minimalist practices. It contains three sets of guidelines: Integration Stage 1: Proof of Concept Integration Stage 2: Limited Practice Integration Stage 3: Extended Practice
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This Quick Start Guide is designed to help you plan and manage your first project using the PM Minimalist approach, as detailed in the e-book The Project Management Minimalist: Just Enough PM to Rock Your Projects! You don’t need the e-book to follow the steps outlined here. After all, they are “the absolute least you can do.” So they don’t involve anything that is all that complicated. However, the e-book contains worksheets and guidelines that might help you do these Minimalist chores...
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Question: What happens when you do a Google search for this phrase: "project management models, images?" Answer: You get images of "a zillion PM models!" (This video shows a bunch of these.) And what can you learn from such a search? 1. That all these models constitute an "audit trail" of the thinking of many, many PM experts. 2. It's liberating! It's clear that no one model is the only one you should use... Instead, you're free to choose. 3. It's empowering! If so...
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This is a one-page summary listing of the 10 Steps to Project Success that make up the best practices of a Project Management Minimalist. The results of successfully performing each step are also clearly stated. Further elaboration on the steps and results are provided in book, The Project Management Minimalist: Just Enough PM to Rock Your Projects!
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When senior managers or clients are asked to approve instructional development projects, they often ask these questions: * Why do instructional development projects take so long? * Why can't you just start jump in and start writing? ... What's with all this analysis up front? * Why do you training people create such complicated projects? This brief video answers these questions. (Note: The info presented here is based on Greer's early career experience as an instructional designer and manager...
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A basic Project Management (PM) video illustrating how too many deliverables and add-ons can ruin a project. If you're a project manager, you might want to share this with a client or stakeholder who is sometimes a source of "scope creep!" Enjoy. -- Mike Greer, author, The Project Management Minimalist: Just Enough PM to Rock Your Project. Lots of free tools & media at: https://greerspmresources.blogspot.com/p/the.html
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Note: A 25-page PDF containing highlights of the video is available. See URL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qn-TA4-FyE_BbbnW_s1VGxjN_PHQscb_/view?usp=sharing .] Is your organization ready for a project management (PM) revolution? More specifically: * Are your projects always running late, over budget, and plagued by "do overs?" * Do people hate working on your project teams and try to avoid being assigned to projects? * Are you continually reworking and reworking deliverables...
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"Loops & Hoops & Waterfalls: What's a PM Minimalist to Do?" A quick Google search on the term "project management models" will produce lots of hits ("about 35 million results!") One item in Google's list of suggestions is labeled "Images for Project Management Models." Click on this and you'll see -- Yikes!!! -- HUNDREDS of lovely LOOPS AND HOOPS AND WATERFALLS masquerading as "the one true PM Life Cycle!" It would appear that there are...
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This is a "sneak preview" of The PM Minimalist Mentor: Scripted Coaching Tools to Guide Your Project Teams. https://greerspmresources.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-pm-minimalist-mentor-scripted_10.html (This is a companion to The Project Management Minimalist book.)
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(Ref.: https://greerspmresources.blogspot.com/p/the.html ) Overview of M. Greer's new book, The Project Management Minimalist: Just Enough PM to Rock Your Projects! (2nd Edition). Also included: information about free worksheets, videos, and other resources that help you become a Project Management Minimalist. [ https://greerspmresources.blogspot.com/p/the.html ] ! BEST VIEWED AT 360p.
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Get PDF of Quick Start Guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K9vFA2U8urBtlUiXfeFGVU-SKegyolQ7/view?usp=sharing ------------------ Can you plan and manage a project using a one-page checklist? You can if you're a PM Minimalist and you're using The PM Minimalist Quick Start Guide! This video shows you how to cut through all that complicated, esoteric PM stuff and work with your team to develop a powerful, tight project plan that will get you professional results the first time. To download the...
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The series is designed to help you apply "just enough" project management (PM) to manage your projects effectively -- without burdening your team (and you!) with PM administrivia. It's based on the eBook, The Project Management Minimalist. Info at: https://greerspmresources.blogspot.com/p/new-book-project-management-minimalist.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- See this online article for more: Become a Project Management Minimalist:...
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The series is designed to help you apply "just enough" project management (PM) to manage your projects effectively -- without burdening your team (and you!) with PM administrivia. It's based on the eBook, The Project Management Minimalist. Info at: https://greerspmresources.blogspot.com/p/new-book-project-management-minimalist.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- See this online article for more: Become a Project Management Minimalist:...
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The series is designed to help you apply "just enough" project management (PM) to manage your projects effectively -- without burdening your team (and you!) with PM administrivia. It's based on the eBook, The Project Management Minimalist. Info at: https://greerspmresources.blogspot.com/p/new-book-project-management-minimalist.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- See this online article for more: Become a Project Management Minimalist:...
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The series is designed to help you apply "just enough" project management (PM) to manage your projects effectively -- without burdening your team (and you!) with PM administrivia. It's based on the eBook, The Project Management Minimalist. Info at: https://greerspmresources.blogspot.com/p/new-book-project-management-minimalist.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- See this online article for more: Become a Project Management Minimalist:...
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The series is designed to help you apply "just enough" project management (PM) to manage your projects effectively -- without burdening your team (and you!) with PM administrivia. It's based on the eBook, The Project Management Minimalist. Info at: https://greerspmresources.blogspot.com/p/new-book-project-management-minimalist.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- See this online article for more: Become a Project Management Minimalist:...
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The series is designed to help you apply "just enough" project management (PM) to manage your projects effectively -- without burdening your team (and you!) with PM administrivia. It's based on the eBook, The Project Management Minimalist. Info at: https://greerspmresources.blogspot.com/p/new-book-project-management-minimalist.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- See this online article for more: Become a Project Management Minimalist:...
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The series is designed to help you apply "just enough" project management (PM) to manage your projects effectively -- without burdening your team (and you!) with PM administrivia. It's based on the eBook, The Project Management Minimalist. Info at: https://greerspmresources.blogspot.com/p/new-book-project-management-minimalist.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- See this online article for more: Become a Project Management Minimalist:...
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This video is simply a list of all 8 videos in the series "Become a Project Management Minimalist." All of these videos have been archived here on the internet archive. Search for them by name. Here's the full list: Video 1:  Become a PM Minimalist [6:44]    Overview of PM The PM Minimalist Approach Overview of Series Video 2-A:  PM Nuts & Bolts [9:59] (!! Get the PDF reference tool: 10 Steps to Project Success.) 1. Define the project concept, then get support & approval....
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