We’ve all experienced change. In fact, we lead and manage change everyday as project and program managers. Anita Wotiz did a terrific blog on Practical Change Management last week that provided a framework on planning and tracking to insure that the change is completed and successful. Let’s consider what environment we are in right now: […]
Oh yeah, more anecdotal data tells me silicon valley wants SO MUCH MORE for so much less!
In classrooms all over the world little children are taught the importance of coloring within the lines. Indeed, they are often called names like “sloppy” or “careless” if they don’t conform. In some cultures conformity to the norm (tradition) is everything. Everyone must toe the line and behave appropriately. Those that deviate from the norm […]
Global projects. Teams in five different time zones. Team members traveling. “We will meet again on the telcon at 5 on Tuesday.” When? Tuesday your time? my time? Some of us may have a calendar system that automatically can communicate and translate date/time. Wonderful (and horrible in other ways that we won’t go into […]
40 years ago this December, something extraordinary was offered to us. It became known as the “mother of all demos” (MOAD): Douglas Engelbart showed the world what collaboration could look like in this new world empowered by the technology that can connect each of us. He had not only seen the future decades before everyone […]
More self-inflicted project wounds . . . Some project managers seem to think that projects should proceed in a sensible and reasonable fashion, enjoying the cooperation and support of executives, team members, vendors and customers. Not so! Team members are put on this earth to ignore voice mails, email and action item due dates. Executives […]