Not Your Father’s Project Management

“Come gather 'round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown (. . .) The times they are a changin’”  - Bob Dylan Those lyrics may have been written in 1964, but they are just as true now as they were then. Between the relentless forward march of technology and...Read More >

Cook the Whole Ham

Once upon a time there was a brand-new bride who was preparing her very first holiday dinner for her husband’s family. When it came time to put the food on the table, everyone noticed something odd about her baked ham-- both the ends were cut off. They all ate politely, and it certainly was...Read More >

How to Be A Hero at Work

The other day I got to be a hero at work. I was praised in front of everyone. My colleagues patted me on the back. Everyone celebrated this thing that I had done without ever having been asked. I bet you can’t guess what I did. Well, I’ll tell you . . . I documented my processes!  Wait. Why...Read More >

7 Tips for Building Better Relationships in Project Management

You’ve heard the old adage, you only get one chance to make a first impression . That is certainly the case when it comes to working with project teams. If your project relationships get off on the wrong foot, it can be disastrous. You need to be intentional about building these relationships...Read More >

The Map is Not the Territory

I love maps. I have a lot of maps at home published by the University of Kentucky Press showing the state of Kentucky at various points in its history. Here is a famous one by John Filson, showing the state during the time of Daniel Boone. It’s fun to look at, although if I tried to use it to...Read More >