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Project Management Lessons Learned

How Cutting Corners Costs You More

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It happens to all of us. You’re a developer or a project manager and here comes the customer or stakeholders asking about how to cut a few corners. Your spider-sense should be tingling, because usually this will cause you more pain than it’s worth. Get the Full Perspective In order to make a decision like […]

Project Failure: We are at it Again

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Serendipity happens. I responded to a student Inside pmStudent e-Learning with what turned out to essentially be an article about criteria for project success and failure. A few days later, Shim wrote “Projects failure rate ? the conventional wisdom is wrong!” on his fantastic blog.? I started leaving a comment, and it became one of […]

5 Things To Be Grateful For

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OMG. I LOVE Thanksgiving. When else can you eat 4000 calories without feeling guilty and put yourself into a tryptophan-induced coma? Family, food, and last but not least… Giving Thanks Really though, the best thing about this holiday for me is that is forces me to stop complaining and start noticing all of the amazing […]

Why I’m mourning for Toyota

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I’m sure you’ve all heard about the recent news with Toyota. Recalls happen. It’s a statistical certainty that companies are going to have recalls from time to time. Usually it’s something minor in nature but recently Toyota has had multiple issues regarding accelerators sticking and potential braking system issues. The part I’m in mourning about…