Mel Bost with Todd Allen, Chair, The University of Michigan Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences The climate crisis is worsening. Hurricanes are more intense. The Arctic ice is melting. Western droughts are extending in time. Forest fires with the accompanying deforestation are threatening populated areas with floods.Coastal flooding is worsening … [Read more...] about To My Project Community Readers: Please Support the Fastest Path to Zero Initiative
In the past seventy-five years since the Manhattan Project in World War II, there have been tremendous advances in the way project management has been conducted resulting in increases in performance, deliverability, repeatability, and consistency in delivering results. This increase in performance has been the result of the introduction of computing, information, and … [Read more...] about The Role of Cognitive Sciences in Project Management and PMO Performance
‘’Our present thoughts determine our future. So, if you want a better future, begin today. Use the power of your mind. First, see the change, then live it. There is great power in purpose.’’ Louis Tice Louis Tice is a legend among management gurus Once As the President of The Pacific Institute in Seattle, Louis Tice taught thousands of leaders in all types of industries to … [Read more...] about A Tribute to Louis Tice: What He Contributed to my Thoughts about Project Management
Many years ago when my daughter was in grade school, the annual scence fair was a big happening in the school learning curricula. Students were asked to pick something of interest from science, to develop an "hypothsis" to be proved or disproved and conduct an "experiment" that would either verify or negate an "hypothesis" of their choosing. It was always a big … [Read more...] about How Can Project Managers Use the “Scientific Method” to Finesse Projects?
Some project managers reading this blog are engaged in developing software, hardware and systems applications for corporate or other uses by stakeholders who bank on their technical expertise to provide solutions for cost, scope, quality, and schedule issues. Other project managers are engaged in designing and building "brick and mortar" facilities. Still … [Read more...] about When is Project Management Much More Than Just Cost, Schedule, Scope and Quality?