As most readers of my blog already know, in summer 2011 I traveled to Panama to facilitate two courses in Project Closeout and Lessons Learned for the Panama Canal Construction Division. The Panama Canal Authority is engaged in a Canal Expansion Program which is scheduled to complete in August 2014 which happens to be the Centennial of the opening of the original Panama Canal … [Read more...] about The Development of Project Management and Project Risk Management Practices: A Real World Example–The Panama Canal
This is a reprint of my blog from last summer 2011 with the same subject. I have always thought that summer was a time for "renewal." After all, isn't that why there was no school in the summer, and why your parents sent you to those summer camp "enrichment" programs? It was so you could relax and enjoy some subjects and activities that you were not exposed to during the … [Read more...] about IS IT TIME FOR A PMO RENEWAL?
To all my PMO blog readers, I will be facilitating one day Project Closeoout and Lessons Learned Workshops in the following cities in May and June 2012: St. Louis, Indianapolis, Memphis, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Detroit and Des Moines. This is a part of a group of workshops sponsored by Gantthead and BOT International with the theme "Redefining the PMO." Details … [Read more...] about Project Closeout and Lessons Learned Workshops May/June 2012
Recently I was watching an episode on HGTV--Home and Garden TV--in which a couple was renovating and redecorating a patio area of their home. They wanted to place some three foot high planters with flowers at different locations on the patio perimeter for privacy and for decoration. The HGTV consultant they were using suggested that they fill the planters with empty … [Read more...] about Finesse in Project Management
I find it really interesting that people are all clamoring to get copies of Steve Jobs’ biography. And the press is continually revealing their own interpretation of passages from his book and key events from his life. Why is this? Because people are looking for that instant key to "wisdom" that Steve Jobs exhibited which made him a successful entrepreneur and innovator. … [Read more...] about Looking Backward, Looking Forward