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 as … [Read more...] about To My Project Community Readers: Please Support the Fastest Path to Zero Initiative
How to Capitalize on the Life Cycle Position of your Project to Determine the Best Applications of Energy and Activity Levels for Your Project Team
As most of my readers know, for the past twenty years I have been actively involved in defining project practices and in leading project teams to successful completion of projects. I have learned a great deal through direct experience, feedback from other project managers, and from benchmarking my own organization’s practices versus those of others. But I never cease to … [Read more...] about How to Capitalize on the Life Cycle Position of your Project to Determine the Best Applications of Energy and Activity Levels for Your Project Team
A Little Mood Music, Maestro!!!
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!!!
Five Tangible Things Aspiring Young Project Managers Can Do to Enhance Their Capabilities
I have noticed recently, in the Discussion sections of LinkedIn's Project Managers, PMO, and PMO Bloggers Groups, that aspiring young project managers have been requesting advice from more experienced project managers and PMO leaders as to what steps they can take to enhance their ability to move forward in the "project community" and to advance their project management … [Read more...] about Five Tangible Things Aspiring Young Project Managers Can Do to Enhance Their Capabilities
Change Creates Opportunity: Is Your PMO Ready?
I once worked with a college professor whose reference books on his desk had notations in the margins which consisted of columns of scribbled, handwritten dates such as "8/25/1982." When I questioned him about the notations, some of which consisted of five or six dates in a column in the margin, he said that many of the "topics" and "subjects" were really recurring themes in … [Read more...] about Change Creates Opportunity: Is Your PMO Ready?