If you are a small business owner or an entrepreneur ready to start a new venture, you’ve heard all the opinions about whether to share your secrets and your uniqueness with the business community you are part of. On the one hand, the opinion seems to be that you should not give away what your customers and stakeholders should be buying from you. On the other hand, sharing … [Read more...] about The Rewards in Sharing Your Secrets of Your Startup Business
For the past ten years, I have written this blog focusing on the Program Management Office, project manager behavior and performance, and lessons learned from projects. The framework for lessons learned for projects has been very simple: What is the expected result, What was the actual result, What was the Gap between the two, and What was the Lesson Learned based on … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned Are All Around Us
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