Monthly Archives: April 2012

Technology Driven Emergent Habits

Last week I attended a wonderful conference dedicated to better thinking about thinking. During a break between sessions, I made use of the hotel restroom and while washing up, I experienced a moment that I can only describe as brain … Continue reading

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Knowing When to Re-baseline Your Project

There is much debate over when, and even if, it’s appropriate to “re-baseline” a project.  For the purpose of this blog, I’ll define re-baselining as actions taken by the Project Manager, with the customer’s concurrence, that result in the elimination … Continue reading

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Striving for No-Surprise Project Management

We have a love-hate relationship with surprises. In our personal lives we tend to love surprises. Surprise Parties, surprise call from friends, surprise wedding proposals, and movies with surprise endings. In fact, research shows that when we are pleasantly surprised, … Continue reading

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Tactical Application of Project Management Maturity Models

Project Management Maturity Models (PMMMs), can be powerful tools for improving the performance of project teams and the businesses and customers they serve. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the way that most of the current PMMMs are designed and used, I … Continue reading

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Found in Translation – My Experiences in Japan, Part 1

Remember that movie “Lost in Translation”? It was a romantic comedy starring Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansson. Bill Murray plays an American movie star (Bob Harris), in the autumn of his career, who reluctantly takes his first trip to Japan. … Continue reading

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