Pitching Value

September 29, 2009 by · Comment
Filed under: Project management, Quality 

For almost all of the projects that I have seen, the most difficult challenge for the project manager is to be able to clearly express what the expected value for the project will be for the sponsor. Without this, though, all that you are proposing is to spend some someone’s money in a given time period. Read more

Resilience

September 22, 2009 by · Comment
Filed under: Leadership, People, Quality, Teamwork 

Particularly in these challenging times, over and above the uncertainty that is usually associated with technology projects, there is one attribute that should guide us in building our teams, and support us in weathering the current storm: resilience. Read more

Back to School

September 8, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Leadership, People 

Throughout my career, I have found that effective team dynamics trump individual performance when it comes to delivering great products. While heroic efforts may get the job done and can be the stuff of lore, the damage to relationships and corporate risk with such an approach are not sustainable. That stated, there is one area where personal focus is imperative: learning. Read more

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