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New Article Posted – The Single Most Important Quality of a Project Manager

I’ve posted a new article on my website. Over the past 15 years of my consulting work, I’ve had the opportunity to serve as an external project manager on dozens of software implementations. This has given me the opportunity to hone my own project management skills and allowed me to watch other project managers in action …

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New Article Posted – Enough Answers; Are You Asking the Right Questions

I’ve posted a new article on my website. The best consultants don’t just supply answers, they ask the right questions. Here are 10 questions every organization needs to consider about how they manage data. Click here to read the rest of the article. Of course, if you’re already on my announcements list, you would have received notice of …

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New Article Posted – The Difference Between Data Management and Database Management

I’ve posted a new article on my website. As the title of this article suggests, there is a difference between data management (using the data) and database management (keeping the tool running). It is analogous to  your car and your car’s mechanic. As the owner of your car, you know how to use it, and how …

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New Article Posted – What's Plaguing Associations – 2013

I’ve posted a new article on my website. For seven years I have conducted a one-question, non-scientific survey of association executives, asking them “What data management/database issue are you being challenged with right now?” This year I received over 150 responses from association executives representing all types and sizes of associations. As I always do, I’ve …

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New Article Posted – Your Database: Three Choices

I’ve posted a new article on my website. One of my primary consulting services is helping associations select new association management software systems. I get calls and emails all the time from association executives who are frustrated with the system they have in place. They are looking for guidance in choosing a system that’s right for …

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New Article Posted – Obstacles to Measuring Engagement

I’ve posted a new article on my website. From what I read and hear, it seems engagement, and particularly member engagement, is all the rage with associations these days. (In fact, I’m presenting on member engagement at the upcoming ASAE Marketing, Membership, and Communications Conference in June in Washington, DC.) First, what is member engagement? I prefer David Gammel’s definition, from …

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New Article Posted – The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

I’ve posted a new article on my website. From what I read and hear, it seems engagement, and particularly member engagement, is all the rage with associations these days. (In fact, I’m presenting on member engagement at the upcoming ASAE Marketing, Membership, and Communications Conference in June in Washington, DC.) First, what is member engagement?   I prefer …

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New Article Posted – Getting it Done: Who, How, and with What

I’ve posted a new article on my website. The intersection of people, process, and technology  occurs throughout every organization. For any system (e.g., an association management software system) to operate optimally, your organization must have the right people in place and apply the right processes to the appropriate technology. When all three circles are complete and …

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