About Andrew Makar

My official bio is I'm an "IT Director with delivery experience across projects, programs and portfolios in Automotive, Financial and Marketing industries". I've enjoy putting project management theory into real-world practice and over the years I've published and taught my approaches to Tactical Project Management.When I'm not working, writing, or teaching, I'm hanging out with my kids and learning the occasional card trick or two.

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W.A.I.T – The Project Management Meeting Time Saver

One project management process flow you don’t want to forget

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7 Tips to Land Your Next Project Management Interview

Project Management jobs continue to be on the rise! Check out 7 great tips on how to land your next PM interview.

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7 Steps to Inbox Zero and Better Email Management

Go ahead. Admit it. You’ve got an overwhelmed email inbox. You can fix that situation with a few clicks without losing key emails. Learn the 7 Steps to Inbox Zero and Better Email Management.

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6 Takeaways from the Agile and Beyond 2015 Conference

Learn about the 6 key takeaways from my trip Agile and Beyond 2015 conference

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6 Steps to a Successful Project Management Office

Assume you’ve been given the task of organizing a PMO for your organization. Where do you start?

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How to Prepare and Pass the PMP Certification Exam

Learn how to prepare and pass the PMP certification exam in 7 steps.

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Meet the PMConnection Search Engine

If you have a project management question, who do you reach out to? Try the PMConnection Search Engine and get quality answers to your project management questions!

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Project Schedule Quality 103: Finding Invalid Milestones

In this Microsoft Project tutorial, you’ll identify invalid milestones using by creating an invalid milestone custom filter.

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Project Schedule Quality 102: Finding Invalid Summary Tasks

In this Microsoft Project tutorial, you’ll learn how to identify invalid summary tasks in a project schedule by building custom filters. We want to identify any summary tasks that have a predecessor and any summary tasks that have resources assigned.

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Project Schedule Quality 101: 14 Ways to Improve Your Project Schedule

Learn how to improve your project schedule quality with 19 Microsoft Project schedule quality assessment checks including the DCMA 14 point assessment

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