Category Archives: Integration

D-Day, 1944: a study in project management

Today, June 6th, 2017, marks the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, a turning point in World War II. Wikipedia’s article on the lead up to, execution of and follow-on support for D-Day are an excellent study … Continue reading

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Trust = …?

Trust. Those five letters portend either a positive or negative experience — in family life, romantic relationships, business deals, and projects. On the PMP exam, trust is a frequent concept. Trust is not a “touchy-feely” thing on the exam (or … Continue reading

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EEF & OPA

Enterprise Environmental Factors Organizational Process Assets Two long phrases that convey so little information to the uninitiated. EEF: Your customers influence how your business behaves — the work your company accepts, the risks you may (have to) tolerate, etc. The … Continue reading

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Two corpses, two memories

It’s a rainy spring morning here and for some reason my mind conjured up memories of two people who have died. One man brings back fond memories, the other? Not so much. Harry died 8 years ago at about this … Continue reading

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Goal-setting

Starting a new year, a new job, or a new project one of your first tasks is to set goals.  My wife tunes out as soon as the word “goal” is uttered because so often the process seems detached from … Continue reading

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Rainy morning PM pep-talk

Here in north Houston today we are experiencing comic-book-like clouds. A local office tower reflected the light from the south and gleamed white against a grey-black sky that accompanies the appearance of a superhero. In many ways, on your projects, … Continue reading

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Can your team reach you?

WordPress has a publish-via-email feature that is very easy to enable,  just the click of a button and they generate a unique email ID for you to send your posts to.  Easy as pie, right?  Well, for me, it isn’t … Continue reading

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