Danger lurks

Danger Lurks

In most areas of life, we are faced with this question. What I’ve observed is that most people are happy to choose one of these and move on. Exceptional people always ask the next question.

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Is Xmas a project?

Is Xmas a project?

Is Xmas a project? I know, that’s a strange question. Yet it’s a question I’ve been asked several times this past week.

Surely the answer is obvious. And it is. But not everyone has the same answer.

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Not again

Not Again (sigh)

Uttered by an executive right after being told the program he is championing is ‘under delivering’ and ‘over costing’. By any measure it’s sub-optimal.

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Advice

Advice for Project Managers

I love a challenge and yesterday Rogerio Manso gave me one. To distill my knowledge, experience and advice into one paragraph. Never to be beaten I thought hard on it and went around a few times. I was answering the question, “if you could only give one piece of advice to someone wanting to be a terrific project manager what would it be”?

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Agile Waterfall

Agile Is The New Waterfall

This article appeared in Medium and I had to share it. It’s not mine. The author is Amir Yasin. While I don’t agree in entirety (and think there are times when a waterfall is the go) I am totally aligned with the need to not follow one doctrine for every situation. I’m sure this will generate as much comment here as it did on Medium.

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Why did you go?

Why did you go?

The most common question I get asked is why did you go?

I just got back from the Academy of Management conference.  It was great. Over 10,000 people assembled to share and talk about all aspects of management. Academics, leading lights in organisations, authors and practitioners.

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