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   Jim Milliken is a consultant and coach who invests decades of in-the-grind experience in helping individuals and organizations become more productive and communicate more effectively.

    He works on-site with executives and managers to improve the processes and structures of organizations. In companion consultation, Jim provides customized skill-building counseling in the key skills of management and professional performance.

    Jim also presents classroom training, with workplace-based designs that emphasize practical skills in Project Management, Communication and Personal Productivity.

    And he is an interviewer and writer known for producing insightful reports and profiles; he provides professional editing services for newsletters and for writers of magazine articles and books; and he coaches writers in a broad range of disciplines. For professionals in midcareer, he provides counseling in workplace advancement and job interviewing/resume skills.

    

   For online education, Jim Milliken is certified as a Master Reviewer in the Quality Matters program for online college courses. He has been designing and delivering online undergraduate and graduate courses for 10 years.

   As an accomplished public speaker, Jim Milliken provides presentations in any of his areas of specialty, customized for specific technical, managerial and professional requirements. Jim is active in the Association for Consulting Expertise; the Maine Chapter, Project Management Institute; and the Corporate Partners of the University of Southern Maine.

 

Jim's Latest Post

Procrastination

Why do we put things off? Because we don't want to do 'em, that's why. Here's what to do about it.

http://jimmillikenproject.blogspot.com/2014/11/procrastination.html

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USM Project Management Certificate

    PARTICIPANT COMMENT: My title at work is now Systems Project Leader -- so getting the Certificate really paid off for me. And the Intro and Advanced classes you taught were my favorite out of all the ones I took to get it. They gave me a great foundation to start from.

    Best part is -- I really like what I'm doing now -- makes it easier to come to work!

    PARTICIPANT COMMENT: The course was fantastic. I'm already implementing some of the processes we learned, and hope to do a lot more. I get compliments on my (your) new PM style.

    It is allowing me to build my personal business as well. Coming from a professional PM role and venturing into an entrepreneurial environment is a strange (but beautiful) thing.

    PARTICIPANT COMMENT: I really got a lot out of your class. Your 'Six Step' program not only gives me format/direction but also provides an added layer of confidence for both myself and the project participants. The timing also couldn't have been better -- I finished the class and was assigned two new projects. I've had an initial meeting with one of the requesters and laid out the plan just like in class. Folks were impressed and I'm sure it will improve my chances of bringing success to the team.

     PARTICIPANT COMMENT: I certainly hope that you get as much enjoyment out of the classes you give and we the students do! It was so pleasurable that we forget the learning aspect, but there was much to be gained in the variety of exercises we accomplished in the short two day.

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PROJECTS are the defined processes of moving organizations, ideas and groups of people from Point A to Point B when there are significant areas of uncertainty and complexity. They invest resources in efforts specifically designed to create, build and/or install innovations. There always is risk in projects, and the risk often increases in proportion to the value of the intended outcome.

 

 
Organizations need frequent tune-ups to maintain effective workflow amid change. Jim has long experience – plus creative tools -- to help executives analyze their organizations, then design and implement better ways.
Project Management is the 21st-century model for managing complex, risky innovations to on-time outcomes within budget. Jim Milliken offers workplace-tested designs in customized formats for onsite implementation and classroom training.
Communication is the lifeblood of human organization, in small partnerships and large corporations – and the pipeline to their markets. Jim provides practical approaches to all the oral and written forms.
Personal Productivity is fundamental, and it consists of skills that can be examined, practiced and perfected. Likewise Leadership and Supervision. Jim has common-sense training designs for dozens of these essentials.

 

 

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