When we first build our [tag-tec]project plan[/tag-tec], we need to make many [tag-dir]assumptions. As part of our project plan, we need to document what these assumptions are. We also need to acknowledge the reality that many of those assumptions may not prove out as the project unfolds.
Entries from January 2010
January 28th, 2010 · 153 Comments
January 25th, 2010 · 161 Comments
As [tag-tec]project managers[/tag-tec], we are often called upon to present choices to our [tag-dir]stake holders[/tag-dir]We are often called upon to present options for solutions, scenarios, and items for discussions, priorities and more. There is a well proven rule that when it comes to choices, less is better.
Tags: Soft Skills
January 19th, 2010 · 617 Comments
What do you do when hopelessness seems on the horizon? What do you do when it appears you have tried everything and nothing is working? What do you do when it appears that you are at the end of the road?
January 13th, 2010 · 797 Comments
I just heard a discussion led by a Duke University economics professor (sorry, I didn’t get his name) who had some interesting points to make about things being for free or being for money. He draws some very interesting conclusions that might be helpful to many of us on our projects.
January 7th, 2010 · 1,043 Comments
Sustainability is a hot topic today. Many potential projects may have the appearance of socially responsible but in some cases are not sustainable. [tag-tec]Sustainability[/tag-tec] in and of itself is a key aspect of [tag-dir]social responsibility[/tag-dir]. The growing presence of [tag-dir]living roof project[/tag-dir] is a good example of sustainability in action.
Tags: Soft Skills
January 5th, 2010 · 1,408 Comments
One of the most important things we can do to kick off a successful project is to clearly define the vision for the end state that will exist upon completion of the project. This end state is the vision for the way things are to be upon successful completion of the project. This [tag-tec]end vision[/tag-tec] should appeal to all aspects of the purpose for the project.