Category Archives: Humor

A collection of posts reflecting on the lighter side of life.

Change Reflux Disease

  During my working years I was frequently bothered with night-time acid reflux. Given the stresses of work and life, along with poor eating and exercise habits, I guess that’s not an unexpected consequence. In any case, one night last … Continue reading

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Does Good Luck Trump Good Planning?

Best Laid Plans Your plan said you’d do what you should, And you did the best that you could. But when the going got tough, And it still wasn’t enough. It was better to be lucky than good                                                                                   Don McAlister, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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