Fortune Cookie Decision Making

In one of my previous articles I explored the issue of decision making in certain organizations and the various barriers to establishing flexibility and speed with which an organization needs to make decisions.  This morning I was reminded of this discussion but from...

Does Experience Really Matter?

This week I find myself again conducting a training session on project management.  While in some respects the topic is average and close to an introductory session, the unique element for me is that it is the first time that I lead a workshop where the average age is...

Limitations

I was reading an article of a few days ago where the author was discussing the importance of understanding the limitations of technology and accepting them.  It was in the context of what current day technology can do versus what we want it to do.  It reminded me of a...

Ineffective Management or Smart Approach?

One of the benefits of working in a variety of organizations across several geographies is the opportunity to interact with a diverse set of management approaches and styles. Throughout my career I have been fortunate enough to see both positive and negative aspects...

Assumptions

Much of what we do at work and indeed in our personal life is based on assumptions.  Assumptions are defined by the PMBOK Guide as “factors that, for planning purposes, are considered to be true, real, or certain without proof or demonstration.” In other words...