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Perfect Phrases for Project Management

The Griffin Tate Group Announces Release of Perfect Phrases™ for Project Management
Company President Karen Tate Co-Authors McGraw-Hill Guide for Mastering Project Management Communications

CINCINNATI, October 10, 2012 – The Griffin Tate Group, Inc. ( today announced the release of Perfect Phrases™ for Project Management: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Delivering Results on Time and Under Budget. Company President and PMI® Fellow, Karen Tate, MBA, PMP, was commissioned by McGraw-Hill Publishing to co-author the book with Helen S. Cooke, PMP.

Poor communication is considered one of the top causes of project failure. It stems from issues surrounding clarity, tone, and confusion over project management language and processes. Perfect Phrases™ for Project Management includes hundreds of words and phrases that help project leaders, managers and team members successfully plan, execute and complete projects. Content focuses on:

  • Clarifying project goals
  • Defining project objectives, scope and boundaries
  • Estimating time and resources
  • Creating powerful team dynamics
  • Managing process stages with confidence

"Mastering the language of project management is crucial in today's business environment, where companies are expanding project portfolios and increasing performance expectations," said Tate. "We've created an easy-to-use guide that provides finger-tip access to phrasing ideas for initiating conversations, eliciting information and unifying team members to meet project budgets, deadlines and goals."

Perfect Phrases™ for Managing Projects is Tate's eighth publication on the project management discipline. In the book, she draws upon her expertise as a worldwide educator on Project Management Institute (PMI®) global standards to help teams compensate for gaps in skillsets. She addresses the need for emotionally intelligent communication by providing non-threatening phrasing and approaches for addressing project issues.
The affordable guide is currently available in paperback and digital formats. It is also stocked in The Griffin Tate Group's online bookstore along with Tate's other publications. For more information on books or project management training courses, visit

About the Author
Karen Tate, PMI Fellow, MBA, PMP has been working with projects and project teams for more than 25 years. She is an internationally recognized expert in the project management discipline, and co-author of two editions of the Project Management Memory Jogger ™, The Advanced Project Management Memory Jogger ™, The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course on Project Management, Getting Started in Project Management, A Step By Step Approach to Risk Assessment, and Triz: An Approach to Systematic Innovation. She founded The Griffin Tate Group, Inc. in 1994 to provide a full spectrum of project management and leadership training, and currently serves as president.

About The Griffin Tate Group
The Griffin Tate Group, Inc. helps diverse teams excel in all aspects of project management through practical, high-impact training. It is a Charter Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI®), an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), and a Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified company.

The Griffin Tate Group's courses teach proven project management practices, processes, tools and techniques to professionals at all levels, around the world. By emphasizing standard methodologies and team dynamics for effective execution, The Griffin Tate Group's training delivers immediate value while instilling career-long competencies. For more information, call +1.877.984.8150, or visit