As a project manager, your team is often a group of people who don’t understand the goal and have come to the ‘party’ late. Many of them will have been…Read More
The Keys to Our Success: Lessons Learned
We are published. Late last fall, a group of 25 dedicated project managers were tapped to contribute to a book on the most important lesson that we had learned as…Read More
What Wise Project Leaders Do!
I am in south Florida today attending a conference hosted by John Maxwell and his team of dedicated people. In late June, I made a decision to become part of…Read More
Lessons from Underground: Safety Matters.
I am watching the rescue of the miners in Chile. It struck me that I had seen this before and just like this, it could have been prevented. I have…Read More
Drive By Project Management Moment – There Is No Time Management
You have to manage your time better. You can hear the drum beat in your head. I should have made better use of my time today. I should have… I…Read More
Avoiding ‘Drive By Project Management’
I was talking with a colleague today. We are working on a project and our discussion turned to the mechanics and practice of project management. We are collaborating on a…Read More
You might be a Project Manager, if
I am sitting in the Minneapolis airport thinking about projects that I have worked on and it occurs to me that if Jeff Foxworthy had been a project manager that…Read More
The Opposite of Goldplating is?
The opposite of gold-plating in the airline industry is ‘anaemic programs for customers’. Last week, I had my first flight this year on the ‘new’ Delta. I was sure that…Read More
Expectation Management: Reading is optional
Today has been one of those days when my sense of humour has taken several hits. It can be very entertaining most days but Murphy has taken possession of our…Read More
Lessons from Marvin the Martian: The Equipment is Faulty
Lesson Number 2 from Marvin the Martian. Marvin was totally focussed on his goal. To meet his goal, he had at his disposal sophisticated equipment that relied on a simple and easily…Read More