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?
As small businesses begin to open up again, the business owner must look forward to creating future business or new ventures. Here is some advice from other entrepreneurs and business leaders. In his book Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonalds, founder Ray Kroc stated in the first chapter that he had always thought a person should be responsible for their own … [Read more...] about How to Ride the Right Tide for Business Success
In a program entitled ‘Achieving Your Potential and Investment in Excellence,’ that I attended when working for the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), leadership guru Louis Tice of The Pacific Institute introduced me to three principles that changed my life and my approach to teaching project planning. The most significant principle is that, in order to make bold plans, … [Read more...] about Are You Leveraging Your Creative Subconscious To Help Solve Your Most Pressing Project Issues?
On Sunday, February 6, 2022, twenty-three (23) NASCAR Busch Stock racing cars squared off at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in a 150 lap race worth $2 million. If you are attuned to NASCAR, you will recognize many incongruities in this scenario. A 1/4 mile race track for a sport that has never sanctioned official racers on tracks at least 1/2 mile in length. In a market with … [Read more...] about As a project management professional, What Can NASCAR Teach Me About Reframing My Value Proposition?
I was watching the Georgia Tech men’s basketball game today when the ball was deflected out of bounds and the official signaled that it was in the possession of the visiting team. He was quick to go to the scorers’ table and check the video replay. The replay showed clearly that the official’s original call was in error. What did this … [Read more...] about Technology Is The Key. To Your Success as a Project Leader