Is It Clear?
Last week my daughter Shannon and I went for a walk around the local pond. As we came around the corner, the garbage can caught us by surprise. It said: “What?!” we said to each … Read more
Will Working on Projects Help You Be Less Stressed?
I was talking with a business manager the other day about organizing a presentation for her group. She said, “It’s always so hectic around here, people aren’t so organized. Let’s see if they have time … Read more
Have You Got Plans?
Last week my daughter and I were sitting down to breakfast. I asked Shannon what her plans were for the day and she told me. Then she asked me the same thing. I said, “I … Read more
The Emperor’s New Clothes
My friend Amy was telling me about a project she was on. Being new to the industry, she had asked her project manager (PM) for more information on a term. The PM blustered through an … Read more
Who Needs to Know?
Have you ever had someone say, “You don’t need to know that; leave that part to me,” when working on a project? After your first reaction (“Huh?”), if you are like me, you would be … Read more
The Desiderata for Projects
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful … Read more
Where’s the Project Manager?
Yesterday a friend told me the story of a house under construction. The carpenter arrived to install kitchen cabinets but discovered the drywallers’ work wasn’t complete. She also learned the electrician hadn’t completed his job … Read more
Recently I went to a luncheon hosted by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, which my company was proud to sponsor. (See our logo on the banner to right of stage above.) The topic of the … Read more
This week I had some contract issues to look at regarding an agreement with a supplier. Several areas concerning deliverables needed to be examined. I called the supplier to get more insight on what had … Read more
The Top 10 Factors for Project Success
Are your projects successful? A study determined the following factors lead to project success: Clear goals Support from senior management Adequate funding and resources A realistic schedule End-user commitment Effective leadership and conflict resolution A … Read more