Monthly Archives: January 2012

Yawning – Sleepy, Bored or a Hot Brain?

One of my favorite places to look for topics of interest and learning value is the Psychology Today Web-site.  Not long ago I noticed a blog called “Why Do You Yawn When You’re Not Sleepy” by Faith Brynie, published in … Continue reading

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“Project Dis-Integration”

One of the most critical and difficult parts of executing a complex product development project, is the integration of all of the stakeholders, tasks, resources, requirements, and management information. Project Integration ensures that objectives are understood and aligned; tempo is … Continue reading

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Worrying About Risk Management

I was recently asked for my thoughts on the relationship between “worrying” and risk management. I thought I’d share my response in this blog. “Worry” is an emotional state, evoked in response to some condition we have, or might encounter. … Continue reading

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Creative Scheduling

Project Managers always face customer schedule pressures and drive their teams to be responsive.  Sometimes those responses can be very creative. Creative Scheduling A creative scheduler once remarked, “Einstein’s Theory could improve my chart.” “By accelerating the plan…” To the speed of … Continue reading

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Project Management from a Knowledge Management Perspective

This is the second in a series of three blogs that I’m be posting on the intimate relationship between Project Management, Knowledge Management (KM), and Risk Management. In the first blog, “The Interdependency of Project, Knowledge and Risk Management”, I … Continue reading

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A Bit of Risk Management Humor

Although you may not be professionally enagaged in risk management activities, you and everyone else in the world is in fact a risk management practitioner.  If you buckle your seat, make a restaurant reservation or have life insurance, you’re managing risk.  I wrote this … Continue reading

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The Interdependency of Project, Risk, and Knowledge Management

One of the many things I’ve learned during my 39-year career as an Engineer and Project Manager is the intimacy of the interdependency between Project Management, Risk Management and Knowledge Management. This is the first in a series of blogs … Continue reading

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