Are you an “Accidental Project Manager?” You’re not alone!

Many PMs get their start by one day finding themselves “thrown into” managing projects. A new buzzword for this is “Accidental PM.”  Are you one?  You’re NOT alone!

In my case, I was a technical trainer, who started falling into supporting the I.T. products I was training on.  Then one morning I got a big surprise when […]

By |April 8th, 2012|knowledge, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 10 Trainer’s Tips For PMs Giving Presentations

How many times have you attended presentations where the presenter knew the content, but the slides were too busy, or there were technical glitches which distracted the audience?

I have given hundreds of classes and presentations, and also taught many Train The Trainer classes.  And I’ve put my best 10 tips into an article: “Top 10 Trainer’s Tips For PMs Giving Presentations” […]

By |June 21st, 2011|knowledge, podcasts|0 Comments

Joey Pants’ autograph & other highlights of BEA 2011 this week (Book Expo America) in NYC

Met “Joey Pants” (Joe Pantoliano, Sopranos & film star — Risky Business & many others!)  yesterday at the BEA signing autographs for his new book “ASYLUM” which looks great!

Asylum <=Joe Pantoliano’s new book

I’ve been a big fan of Joe Pantoliano since “Risky Business.”  He talked to me about two of his earlier movies: “Eddie And The Cruisers” and the remake of  […]

By |May 26th, 2011|knowledge|0 Comments

Great new book for trainers: “The Book of Road-Tested Activities” (proven successful activities from more than 100 instructors)

One of the training activities I developed for my PMP class was selected to be part of a new book filled with hands-on activities trainers can model from and use in the classroom: “The Book of Road-Tested Activities.”

This very creative and valuable book was compiled and edited by renowned training expert Elaine Biech, and published jointly by Pfeiffer (an imprint of […]

By |May 2nd, 2011|knowledge|0 Comments

Announcement: My book is now out on Kindle! (also on Google Books)

My book, “The Project Management Answer Book,” is now available as an eBook (2 vendors, both at discounts off the hardcopy price) as follows:

1) Kindle Edition (Amazon) –

2) Google Books:

By |April 25th, 2011|knowledge|0 Comments

3 Agile user-group events in NYC in March

For PMs interested in Agile Management, 3 recommended events coming up this month:

1)  Agile NYC Users Group,, March 17th, Speaker: Jutta Eckstein, “Agile Software Development In The Large,” Location: The Ladders, 205 Hudson St.

2) PMI NYC Agile Workshop, March 21st, Led by: Gene Gendel, contact:, Location: Microsoft, 1290 6th Ave  (for members of PMI NYC)

3) NYC SCRUM User Group, March […]

By |March 3rd, 2011|knowledge|0 Comments

My interview on change control with London-based book author and blogger Elizabeth Harrin

My interview on change control with Elizabeth Harrin was just published in Elizabeth’s “Money Files” blog for

Elizabeth Harrin is the author of 2 books: Project Management In The Real World and her latest, Social Media For Project Managers, and her award-winning blog: “A Girl’s Guide To Project Management” at

By |February 22nd, 2011|knowledge|2 Comments

Free 2-hour seminar on the Key PMP Formulas – Feb. 22, NYC (& free book giveaway!)

I will be giving a free 2-hour session on the key Earned Value Formulas (next Tuesday, 6:00 PM). Will include a giveaway of 1 copy of my book: ~The PM Answer Book~

These formulas are emphasized on the PMP & CAPM tests because they help PMs predict cost and schedule overruns, and nip problems in the bud.

Register thru:

(Counts for 2 PMI PDUs if you […]

By |February 16th, 2011|knowledge|0 Comments