Project management is one of those things that seems very complex when you’re starting out. But after you been doing it for a while, it really turns out to be a good dose of common sense with some science and discipline added in. I think many project managers tend to focus on tools and techniques […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dux corralled Bas De Baar, Cornelius Fichtner, and myself and we did a collaborative webcast on Ustream while we were at the Project Management Institute’s North America Global Congress in Washington D.C. Bas provided several lessons learned for us in this video: Focus on “What does ‘done’ look like?” – specifically to your stakeholders Focus […]
Dux corralled Bas De Baar, Cornelius Fichtner, and myself and we did a collaborative webcast on Ustream while we were at the Project Management Institute’s North America Global Congress in Washington D.C. Cornelius discusses the importance of building customer relationships early in this segment, and focusing on your customer. His second point is on the […]
Dux corralled Bas De Baar, Cornelius Fichtner, and myself and we did a collaborative webcast on Ustream while we were at the Project Management Institute’s North America Global Congress in Washington D.C. We went around and discuss our top 3 lessons for project managers in general, and then gave our thoughts about the conference. I’ll […]
Behind every historic monument and building is a great story and lessons to be learned about project management. Dave Garrett from Gantthead.com inspired me to record this video blog from the base of the Washington Monument after he told me a bit about the history over dinner and drinks the other night.? I am here […]
Your ultimate goal in rendering a project is to finish on time, below budget and with a happy client. But how do you perform it? Here are five tips to assist you. Be Honest As the saying goes “Honesty is the Best Policy”.You have to be honest all the time in dealing with your customers. […]
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…
This is a guest post from Utpal Vaishnav.
We take utmost care to protect our computers, laptops and mobiles from viruses but have we ever thought that the projects we are managing can also be infected by viruses?