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 … Read more

Agility & Business

Michael Hugos had a really good post on CIO.com titled “Agility Means Simple Things Done Well, Not Complex Things Done Fast” that provided the best definition of “agility’ that I’ve found.  He writes: Experience shows me (again and again) that agility is not about working fast but about finding elegantly simple solutions to business problems. … Read more

The Program Management Office

I was browsing the local Half Price Books and noticed a book titled “The Program Management Office: Establishing, Managing And Growing the Value of a PMO” by Craig J. Letavec. Seeing as how I have an interest in Project Management, Program Management and PMO‘s…and I’d never seen this book before so I thought I’d pick … Read more

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 … Read more

The Strategic Project Leader

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 … Read more

Specialization within Project Management

Over the last few years I’ve started noticing a trend toward specialization within the field of project management. These specializations seem to break down into the following areas: Administrators – people specializing in the reporting, tracking, budgeting and other administrative aspects of Project Management. Specialists – people who have specialized in industries or specific aspects … Read more