Your Program Management InstrumentsMy hydrometer is a key instrument in creating my award winning beer. This simple buoyant instrument, as seen in the accompanying photo, gives me a plethora of direct and extrapolated information. If you are not familiar with hydrometers or the art of creating award winning fermented beverages, then here is a quick interpretation of the reading in this photo.
1. The gravity reading is 1.004. For reference, water reads 1.000. This means that the sample of beer will have a residual sweetness just slightly sweeter than a glass of water. When consuming this beer, you can expect each mouthful to fi... more
... then, you might just have a problemProgram and Project Management is future focused. The sole reason we have a profession is to plan work, and execute the plan in order to achieve a better outcome than if the work were to be executed without a plan. After decades of experience I observe certain behaviours lead to corresponding outcomes, and I call these Project Management Predictions.
Project management is unlike the investment industry disclaimer of "Past performance doesn't predict future performance". In Program and Project Management, past performance is a reasonable indicator of future performance, unless something chang... more
Tips from the Trenches - What you don't learn in PM Prep schoolA collection of tips, as observed and practised in real-life and contrary to what you might have learned in Project Management Prep school.
1.If you don't need somebody in a meeting, disinvite them. That's right. In corporate America, I find that when you have a recurring team meeting, the invitee list grows and grows as people seem to be needed for an aspect of the project and yet deduct more value than they add. If someone (like a shared designer for multiple projects) isn't in every team meeting and frequently needs to be brought up to speed on the project status, then remove them from the... more
Wayne's Weekend - The 25 hour SundayThis morning we adjusted the external manifestations of time measurement, namely, the clocks on the wall. The look-alike TV anchor people all chant the same moronic phrase "Remember to set your clocks back before you go to bed on Saturday night, and you will get an extra hour of sleep this weekend". Huh? Setting a clock gives you an extra hour of sleep? How dumb can you be if you think that the effect of sleep is caused by setting a man-made instrument of tracking time. I guess the same reasoning requires all weathermen to wear ties, jackets and sometimes suits in order to predict the weather ... more
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