EVERYONE complains about the unmanageable amount of time spent on meetings, and the cost to the company. Some “disruptive” managers attempt to ban ALL meetings, but that does not work in our knowledge economy. To make your meetings meaningful and effective, we developed a Meeting Management Monitor that will help you achieve up to 50% […]
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A very Lean process Improvement history, with key milestones from ancient times – to our days. Feel free to add important events or correct the math.
Is it just me, or this is a universal tendency now – looking for Life Hacks instead of working towards Excellence?
Here’s how to plan and deliver your project without a project management certification: just imagine that you have to eat an elephant, and follow these steps. If the elephant is really big, find the way to have only one elephant dropped on your plate. Make sure that the elephant is … well, does not move. This […]
Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO) once praised her boss for “trying to make meetings as productive as possible.” According to her, Mark Zuckerberg “asks people to send materials in advance so we can use the time for discussion” and “we try to be clear about our goal when we sit down for a meeting–are we in […]
Requirements can make or break your projects. Depending on your personal level of PM maturity, you will make sure that you have clarified them on one, two, or three levels. Here’s what can further improve your chances to deliver the project successfully: shared values of the team. The secret is in the proper composition […]
The three key reasons why some projects fail are: Requirements Requirements Requirements There is but a grain of joke in this PM joke: requirements are key. In real life, three different sets of requirements could and should be identified during the project initiation. Requirements-1: The Spec. First requirements that come to mind are the “standard” […]
To answer this question (asked on Quora), we need to define the meaning of “bad” in “bad project.” As an old project management bit of wisdom goes, there are three main reasons why projects fail (and thus may be identified as “bad projects”): Requirements Requirements Requirements
If you are a professional project manager, you have been through this many times. You get a project to run, receive a list of specialists assigned to the project, start making your calls – and see that the team that you will have to spend a better part of your life with in the coming months […]
“What is the purpose of your visit to the United States of America?” The US Custom and Border Protection officer was a big guy. He asked the usual questions in a deep and hoarse voice and was sitting on a rather tall chair behind his counter, which made him look somewhat dominating if not menacing. […]