NASA and the Triple Constraints

This year marks the 30th anniversary of NASA’s space shuttle as well as the sun setting of the program.  I listened to a radio show the other day which highlighted the major achievement and challenges of the program.  They had several participants including...

Why Curiosity is Important

There is a Saturday morning radio show on NPR called Car Talk.  This is a call in talk show where the two hosts (Tom and Ray) receive inquiries from people about cars.  The person calling may have a question about a problem they are experiencing or a general question...

Trust and Competence

A friend of mine was sharing with me the other day that he and his colleagues were feeling a bit challenged with his manager.  It seems that as time passes this boss is actually losing trust in his employees.  He was specifically talking about his bosses willingness...

Is Project Management a Critical Necessity?

A very important question that organizations are always interested in is whether project management is a competitive advantage or a critical necessity.  In the early days of the IT boom as project management began to spread there was quite a bit of resistance in the...

Accountability & Organizations

Last year my wife and I took our kids on a trip to Disney World.  It was a fantastic family activity that was filled with fun but also a variety of educational activities.  One of the factoids that I learned about was that the trash cans in the parks are positioned...