Category Archives: project management

Where Does the Time Go?

How often do you ask yourself this question? Are your projects getting done on time or are they consistently late? Do task delays multiply in a domino effect? Are you profitable or are over-budget tasks digging deeply into your margins? These questions frustrate us as managers, project managers and front-line leaders. The most common time […]

Agile: the future has arrived!

Peter Drucker cautioned that managers need to be concerned less about predicting the future and pay more attention to “The futures that have already happened”. Well it’s happened again; the future is here! Agile is out of the box and is no longer an arcane idea restricted to a radical cohort of software developers who […]

Are you a Happy Project Manager?

Science indicates that the happier we are, the more productive we tend to be. Reference the work of Professor Wright at Fordham or the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. When we are happy, our lives are more balanced, we do higher quality work and our output is more sustainable. So the question becomes […]

The Cost of Doing Nothing

While it is a fact that the value of effective project management and impactful leadership training can be measured in dollars and days these quantitative metrics only tell a part of the story. In fact, the direct costs are only the tip of the iceberg when we consider the real costs of ineffective communications. Studies […]

5 Tips for Improving Your Project Communications

Everybody’s talking about it…the problem. We all know what the problem is and it seems ironic that the problem that everybody is talking about is communication! Ask anyone involved in the American workplace today and they will tell you that the problem is communication. In one form or another the problem is communication or more often, the lack of it. The PMI has […]

Is Delphi unethical?

What? The Delphi technique unethical? How could that be? I first learned about this technique when studying project management. I understood it to be a method of brainstorming that encourages unbiased input from all participants. That sounds like a very ethical way to operate. The PMI (Project Management Institute), which is fundamentally founded on a […]