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?
Lessons Learned- What (if anything) can or should project managers learn from the IEEE approving the 802.11n WiFi Standard
At Last: IEEE Approves 802.11n Wi-Fi Standard After 7 Years; and Institutions vs Collaboration video
I am a lifelong project manager with some 40 years of project management experience under my belt, most coming from construction project management. Over the years, I had noticed that some people are just naturally better project managers than others. Looking back over the years, it didn?t seem to matter whether they were engineers, nor […]
Tony had just finished a year-long project, and was exhausted. As a good project manager should, he had been keeping a lessons learned file throughout the project, and now that it was completed he was making a final entry, looking back over the whole year.
As project managers, I feel it’s our duty to protect our staff from bad multi tasking. Your project schedule should drive priorities, not a false sense of urgency in adhoc daily tasks.
I’m relatively new to Twitter, but I think I’m officially addicted. It’s a great way to connect with like-minded people (if you use it correctly!) I decided to ask my “followers” (I call them my “tweeps”!) on Twitter to “tweet” me their own personal top lesson learned in 2008 regarding project management. Here are some of the responses…
Imagine being asked to work on a project, only you don?t speak the language in the country in which it will be conducted. You wouldn?t get very far, and you?d most likely experience a lot of raised eyebrows because all you could do is point and smile. Sharing a common language is not the same […]
As a Mom, it is important to know exactly where everyone is at any given time, how long they are going to be there, and what they are doing while they are there. Other than that, it’s pretty simple.
As a Project Manager, it is important to know exactly what task each project resource is working on at any given time, how long they will be working on that task , what they are doing and why they are doing it. Other than that, it’s pretty simple.
It’s said there are no new project management sins, just old ones repeated. It’s also said that we don’t learn the lessons from past projects and this must be true, otherwise why would we keep making the same old mistakes?