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
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?
In many of my essays and presentations over the years I have emphasized that lessons learned are all around us. ‘Every time you take an action with a result, there is an opportunity for lessons learned. Expected results versus actual results is the key to defining lessons learned. But capturing, and documenting, and sharing lessons learned adds a new dimension … [Read more...] about The Importance of Perception in Capturing and Documenting Project Lessons Learned
To those of my readers who have faithfully followed my essays over a long period of time, you will recognize that I have focused over time on some very basic principles that are continually stressed in my essays on the topics Process and Project. So, I thought at this point I would summarize in some distinct points what I call ‘A Primer for Processes and Projects.’ Here … [Read more...] about A Primer for Processes and Projects
When small businesses are formed, the owners are most often concerned with day-to-day operations. If a small business was launched to provide a product or service, the daily maintenance of that product or service is the chief interest of the business team. The financial viability of the small business is dependent on the immediate revenues generated by the day-to-day … [Read more...] about The Role of Projects in Small Business