A cautionary tale of credentials vs professionalism

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My wife and I have had our house on the market for 6 months with very little traffic into the house and no offers. With the real estate market and economy the way it is today, its very easy to blame ‘the market’ for the length of time on market.  Its very easy to shrug […]

The Dangers of Hidden Talent – New CIO Series

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The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. Do you know the full capabilities of your team? Sure…you know what their resume’s said.  You think you know their backgrounds and their experience…but do you really know your team? […]

Project Success and Failure and The New CIO

The CIO's role in Project Success and/or Failure

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. Earlier this week, I listened to an interesting webinar hosted by Michael Krigsman and led by Chris Curran.  The topic of the webinar was the CIO’s role in success or […]

So you want to be a Change Agent?

I was recently reading Dagmar Recklies’ article titled What Makes a Good Change Agent? and started thinking about some of the people that I know who are good at change…and some who completly destroy any opportunities for change. In the article, 15 Competencies are listed that a good change agent should have.  These competencies are: […]

Clarizen – A great Project Management tool via SaaS

I had the pleasure of watching a demo of Clarizen today.  Well…watching isn’t right…I was watching as Gil Heiman, Director of Community at Clarizen, walked me through the tool. I really liked what I saw. Clarizen’s strength comes with the collaboration tools it provides to make it easy for project team members to work together, […]

David Daly: Great Websites for Project Managers

David Daly over at Outside the Triangle recently posted a listing of “Great Websites for Project Managers“…and I was surprised to a link to my blog on there!  woohoo! Jump over and read through the list…there are some great blogs there including some of my favorites: Raven’s Brain – Raven does a great job covering […]

UTD Project Management Symposium

Just a reminder…the 2nd Annual University of Texas Project Management Symposium is today and tomorrow (August 18 & 19). Yours truly will be presenting at 4:40 today….the topic will be “Project Management and the Stockholm Syndrome”. I hope to be able to link to my paper and presentation after the symposium. Related articles by Zemanta […]

Presenting at the 2nd Annual Project Management Symposium at UTD

I’ve been holding off on this announcement until I finished the paper (mainly to make sure I actually finished it!). I’ll be speaking at University of Texas at Dallas’ 2nd Annual Project Management Symposium on August 18-19 in Richardson, TX.  I’ll be presenting in the Project Management Methods – A (Track 3) on August 18 […]

From Project Manager to IT Leader

One thing that I’ve heard often is that a project manager role is a good thing for your career and will help your ascent up the ladder to more responsibility. I’m wondering how often this actually occurs. I’ve met a lot of Project Managers who have been PM’s for years and have had very little […]

The Strategic Project Leader

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I just finished reading The Strategic Project Leader: Mastering Service-Based Project Leadership by Jack Ferraro….not a bad book. In section two of his book, Mr. Ferraro writes: In project management, leadership is desperately needed; leadership that is adaptable, perceptive, timely, meaningful, authentic, and unselfish. This one sentence sums up the core of The Strategic Project […]