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?
A popular book from many years ago has resurfaced. It is The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. It is an excellent book about relationships and the interactions between humans that sustain and enhance relationships. In the five chapters that introduce the Five Languages, every chapter begins with a story. The story tells the relationships between two or three participants … [Read more...] about Stories Are the Essence of Learning
What the world needs… No. Start that over again. What WE need is a simple fact-based framework for getting the best truth we can about the world we live in. For many years, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have been engaged in investigative journalism. Their faces are very familiar because they appear on many newscasts such as CNN and NBC. They are sought after repeatedly … [Read more...] about What We Need Now Is…