Risk Management: Three Steps

Risk Management: Three Steps

One of the most forgotten and ignored aspects of project management is risk management. The project plan and issues log get a lot of attention. And rightfully so. Those are important aspects of a project. If you don’t pay attention to the tasks that need to be...
The Skill of Categorization

The Skill of Categorization

Imagine going to the grocery store where food is just randomly put on shelves based on available space. You might find one brand of breakfast cereal in isle two, and another brand in isle seven. Instead, the grocery store categorizes their products. The produce is all...
Failure to Execute – I’ve Got it All in My Head

Failure to Execute – I’ve Got it All in My Head

I have a friend who is a really good sales person. He is also very entrepreneurial. He has worked for other people for a number of years, but I’ve always been impressed by how he approaches his work like it is his own business. It shows commitment. He has been talking...

6 Tips for Managing Scope on a Project

One of my favorite books I used to read to my kids was The Mitten. It’s the story of a young boy walking in the woods and loses his mitten. A mole comes along and crawls in it to stay warm. Then, a rabbit sees the mitten and squeezes in with the mole. After that the...