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?
As project managers, we have all participated in Project Reviews and Project Closeout Sessions that looked and felt more like "inquisitions" than positive, healthy, and constructive reviews. "What went wrong? Who is to blame? Who was responsible for these outcomes and results? These actual results were not expected and we are going to get to the bottom of the story." There … [Read more...] about A Little Mood Music, Maestro!!!
A great deal has been written during this golfing season on the abilities of many young golfers such as Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, and Rory McIlroy on the PGA tour and the international golf circuit. By winning The Open Championship at Liverpool this past month (and maintaining his number one rank since then), Rory McIlroy has positioned himself to become one of a few select … [Read more...] about A RENEWED Perspective on Project Lessons Learned
How Project Management Relates to Business Continuity Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Vendor Management, IT Management, and Other Related Professions By Barry Cardoza, CBCP Business Continuation Consultant (Note: Barry Cardoza is an internationally recognized consultant in Business Continuation Planning, Emergency Response and Enterprise Risk … [Read more...] about Guest Blogger Viewpoint–Business Continuity and Emergency Response
The other day I was listening to a speaker on TV talking about his experience with a waiter in a restaurant recently. He was focusing on the expression or phrase "No problem," which the waiter continually used during the process of waiting on the customer. The TV speaker indicated that he was very thirsty when he sat down at the table, and initially said to the waiter "Please … [Read more...] about Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say