Millions of people are engaged in “research” today. Some of them just want to satisfy a “curiosity” they have about a question or problem. Many are seeking to satisfy a need of society. Many are digging into a new technology solution which will add functionality to new or existing product or system. Research may often involve looking at old problems from new … [Read more...] about What’s RESEARCH without PROJECT MANAGEMENT?
As active project managers and PMO leaders, we need to look beyond just "linear thinking" and explore some other ways of examining situations, gathering information, and making decisions. "Nonlinear thinking" "systems thinking," and "integrative thinking" are just a few variations we need to be aware of and use occasionally. This blog post is about "linear" versus "nonlinear" … [Read more...] about How the New York Yankees Influenced my Career Choice in Process Improvement
I have received a number of comments from readers of my blog MEL BOST PMO EXPERT that make the observation that applying the Framework I have stressed in my book, Lessons Learned: Taking Project Management to a New Level, must mean that you have a large business process that needs improvement. However, consider the fact that lessons learned are all around us in everyday … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned Don’t Have to Imply BIG Process
I am sure that most of my readership is familiar with the Billy Joel song "New York State of Mind." Those of you around New York will recognize in this song some familiar landmarks and favorite places which he says creates a "New York State of Mind." His longing for the old familiar of New York and its surroundings is particularly appealing in this song, which has become one … [Read more...] about Toward a Process State of Mind
As most of my readers know, for the past twenty years I have been actively involved in defining project practices and in leading project teams to successful completion of projects. I have learned a great deal through direct experience, feedback from other project managers, and from benchmarking my own organization’s practices versus those of others. But I never cease to … [Read more...] about How to Capitalize on the Life Cycle Position of your Project to Determine the Best Applications of Energy and Activity Levels for Your Project Team