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
Why Record Lessons Learned?
In projects, it is a good practice to document ‘lessons learned’. These are things we have discovered to do – or not do – to make our projects stronger. For example, we may have learned … Read more
The Project Tribe
I listened to a fascinating interview of Sebastian Junger on CBC Radio the other week. Mr. Junger is an award-winning journalist and author. His most recent book – Tribe – talks about the war veterans … Read more
A Great Team
“My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the … Read more
Happiness is… being a Project Manager
There is a lot of research on happiness these days. One of the latest books to come out on the subject is by Shawn Achor – Before Happiness. Mr. Achor gives five strategies for being … Read more
Is it Really a Project?
I asked a colleague the other day how everything was going with his project. He told me that what he was working on was supposed to be a project, but really it was operations. The … Read more
Have you ever used affirmations? Have they given you results? I have read lots on the power of affirmations but must admit I have never really used them. However, when I saw “The Book of … Read more
Project Management Truisms Ring True
I went to a fascinating presentation on lessons learned from projects yesterday. The two presenters analyzed ten projects they had worked with and came up with twelve lessons learned. I listened intently. Of great interest … Read more
Managing Your Multiple Projects – Get the Exec on Board
Project Managers know that executive support is crucial for successful projects. But did you know that senior management support and organizational culture are especially important for those project managers who manage multiple projects? A study … Read more
Starting Something New?
In this day and age many businesses are working on incorporating online tools into their product portfolio. If you are, you might want to consider planning before you begin your exciting new project. Here are … Read more