Consequences

Everyone is faced with dozens if not hundreds of decisions in our day to day life.  This is true not only of our personal lives but also in our professional activities as well.  While it is easy to recognize the potential impact of a major decision, as project...

Reinventing the Wheel

One of the business sayings that we use in project management is related to the phrase “reinvent the wheel.”  Typically this is something we want to avoid.  The idea is that sometimes in our quest to get something done we forget that what we’re...

Asking the Right Questions

Most of the training workshops that I lead have group activities or case studies.  The idea behind this is that people learn better when they can apply concepts as opposed to simply listening to theory.  This works very well with most groups, however, every once in a...

Dysfunctional Relationships

I was watching a movie today that was highlighting what happens when people have dysfunctional relationships.  It occurred to me that so much of what we do in project management is hinged on having effective relationships.  There is no doubt that effective planning...