The Critical Chain

I’ve been reading Eliyahu Goldratt’s book Critical Chain and am quite intrigued with the application of Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (TOC) to Project Management. The book has some excellent ideas for possible improvements to Project Management methodologies. I am currently about halfway through the book and am very interested in finishing. After starting the book, … Read more

Growth at all cost?

David Maister posted another great article today relating to the almost relentless quest for corporate growth in todays marketplace. David writes: In most companies and firms, it is taken as a matter of unexamined faith that the organization must grow. A related article of faith is hat size matters – in marketing, in recruiting, in … Read more

Case Study Assitance

The recent IEEE Engineering Management newsletter had a link to an excellent Case Study reference guide…thought I’d post it here for everyone else: http://college.hmco.com/business/resources/casestudies/students/ There is an interesting PDF file that describes the process of writing case studies that looks very interesting. Technorati Tags: Case Study, Case Study development, Writing

In Memoriam: Dr. Frank M. Bass

Dr. Bass passed away on December 1, 2006. From the University of Texas at Dallas’ webpage: (1926-2006) Dr. Frank M. Bass, often called the “Father of Marketing Science,” died on December 1, 2006 at his home. At age 79, he was in his 25th year as a professor of marketing science in the School of … Read more

Manager Mindsets

In a 2003 article in Harvard Business Review, the article titled “The Five Minds of a Manager” written by Jonathan Gosling and Henry Mintzberg, the authors address the question of the mindset of managers. The authors believe that there is too much emphasis on Leadership and not enough on Management within most organizations today when … Read more