As a human being, I would like to know several things in life. First, I need to know and understand everything around me. Second, I need to know the relationships between everything. I need to know the linear cause and effect relationship, the reaction that results from my taking an action or introducing an initiative. The relationship between and among all … [Read more...] about As a Project Manager, What Do You Need to Know?
At some time, every project manager, from those in the sand box to those in multi-million-dollar projects, has asked the question “Where are the resources to finish this project?” It is inevitable in our lives that something causes our projects to run short just when the end is in sight. Call it poor planning or poor management, things happen. When this happens … [Read more...] about Where Are the Resources to Finish This Project?
In 1985, Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) moved me from Chicago where I had worked in its R&D facility, to its headquarters in the ARCO Plaza in Los Angeles, to head up a strategic planning group for ARCO Products Company. The day I arrived to find my new office was really exciting. As I walked through the corridors of my new floor, I happened to see a … [Read more...] about What is the Foundation for your Project Team Leadership?
Those of us who have been actively engaged in project management for many years know that it is an evolving discipline that has expanded its tools and techniques as new challenges have arisen . Today one of the most pressing issues facing practitioners in project management is the need to introduce innovative techniques into all facets of project management. In recent … [Read more...] about Driving Innovation in Project Management: The New Paradigm
A popular book from many years ago has resurfaced. It is The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. It is an excellent book about relationships and the interactions between humans that sustain and enhance relationships. In the five chapters that introduce the Five Languages, every chapter begins with a story. The story tells the relationships between two or three participants … [Read more...] about Stories Are the Essence of Learning