What’s your favorite MOVIE about PROJECT MANAGEMENT?

Here are my 3 favorite movies with a PM theme!

Q. What are some of yours?



The Project: An American oil exec (Peter Riegert) is sent to Scotland to build an oil refinery on the Scottish Coast, but encounters some magical surprises.

Cast: Peter Riegert, Burt Lancaster, Peter Capaldi, Denis Lawson Jenny Seagrove, Jennifer Black, Fulton McKay

Extra: Great […]

By |May 31st, 2015|NYU PMP|2 Comments

My Upcoming Classes at NYU – Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

1) Basic PM 

2) PMP Prep

3) Ethics In PM (New!)

4) Persuasive Presentations For PMs (New!)

5) Summer Intensive In PM

6) PM Principles For Construction Professionals

With 5 of my NYU students at the PMI NYC Holiday Party(Clockwise: Emma, Shota, Manisha, Jeff, Sherry, and Luigi)

1. Principles of PM For Construction Professionals – COPM-CE9649 – 001

October 1, 2, 3 (Wednesday, Thursday, […]

By |May 1st, 2014|knowledge, NYU PMP|2 Comments

Recommended Video: “The Cost of Bad Project Management” (plus InfoGraphic!)

This video ==> “The Cost of Bad Project Management” would make for a great opening to a presentation or class.

It’s free! from the people at OneDesk based in Montreal.
It includes alarming stats from a Price Waterhouse Coopers study (on project failure rates).
OneDesk grants permission for free use of this video in presentations and classes, and to share via Social […]

By |March 18th, 2013|knowledge|0 Comments

2012! Upcoming Agile Events in MANHATTAN (The “Agile NYC Open” & more)


Topic: Small Agile Steps, Big Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Impact

Presenter: Claude Remillard

Day/Date: Tuesday, February 7

Location: 1290 Avenue of the Americas, between 51st and 52nd Streets (Microsoft)

Sponsor: Microsoft

To Register: ClaudeRemillard

2) PMI NYC Agile & IIBA

Topic: “Collaboration Workshops: Discover, Plan, and Prepare Your Product Backlog”

Presenter: Ellen Gottesdiener, EBG Consulting

Day/Date: Monday Feb. 13

Time: 5:30 – […]

By |December 17th, 2011|Agile, knowledge|2 Comments

Announcement: PMI has added my book to their eReads & References site

PMI has just added my book: “The Project Management Answer Book” to their listings on their eReads & References page.

Question: Did you know about this benefit for PMI members?

Here’s what PMI says about their eReads & References page:

“Use eReads & References as an on-the-job guide, a research and study aid, or to preview books before you […]

By |December 15th, 2011|Books|0 Comments

My highlights of the PMI Annual North American Congress 2011 in Dallas — What were yours?


I attended another great PMI conference (my third-in-a-row) in Dallas last week.

If you attended also, Please share Your Highlights in the “Leave a Reply” box.

1. Keynote Speaker: Malcolm Gladwell, author of “Blink,” “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.” Much of his talk was about Steve Jobs, and how he felt that Jobs epitomized the ability to succeed […]

By |October 29th, 2011|Agile, Books, knowledge|7 Comments

Three PM / Agile Anniversary Events in NYC in October!

As a sign of the ever-increasing popularity of Agile, there are two Agile Anniversary Events coming up in NYC next week, one for the Agile NYC Users Group and one for the NYC SCRUM Users Group.

And one more BIG anniversary: The NYC Chapter of PMI, which in the past year has been running […]

By |October 15th, 2011|Agile, knowledge|0 Comments

Is it possible to screen for Ethics in a candidate? (Hint: Yes!)

The other day I was meeting with the senior manager and he told me that one of his biggest problems is poor Ethics in his employees.

He said he felt that Ethics was impossible to screen for in applicants, because A) every candidate will say he or she is very ethical, and B) people solicit references […]

By |October 12th, 2011|Books, knowledge|0 Comments

Top 10 Reasons To Take Jeff Furman’s PMP Class

Top 10 Benefits of Jeff Furman’s PMP class:

1. Highly-experienced PMP instructor – I’ve taught more than 85 weeks of PMP/CAPM (more than 550 students!) I’ve trained hundreds of PMs from private industry, US Federal Government, and NYC government (in Manhattan, Bethesda MD, Carlyss LA, Fremont CA, Houston TX, Philadelphia PA, Washington DC and Fort Hood TX for the US Army).

2. […]

By |October 6th, 2011|Books, knowledge|0 Comments

Upcoming Agile Events in NYC (end of September / October)


Speaker: Emiliano Soldi, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM

Topic: “Agile PM: A Tradeoff Between Proactivity & Reactivity”
Emiliano Soldi, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
Day / Date:  Monday, August 13, 2012

Time: 5:30 – 9:00 PM

Location: Microsoft – 1290 Avenue of the Americas (6th Floor: Tavern / Carousel)

Key take-aways:

Understanding how complexity can be reduced and faced through an agile approach
Learning about how the requirements […]

By |September 20th, 2011|Agile|0 Comments