Three simple questions for project selection

Neil Pearce just published a very nice piece titled “It is all about The Customer“. Go read it. In the article, Neil argues that IT needs to focus on projects that focus on The Customer.   He writes: Too often we in the IT department are seen as being out of touch by other people within … Read more

How project management made me a better trader/investor

I’ve recently moved back into the world of trading stocks and options.  Most of what I’m doing is small stuff but I’m enjoying it and making some money. Some quick history – me and trading/investing In the past, I’d been into investing quite heavily with the ‘buy and hold’ approach.  Find a company with good … Read more

Is Project Management a skill or a technique?

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Shim Marom wrote a nice piece titled Project Management – Technique or Discipline? where he asks a question that’s been gnawing at me for some time. That question: is project management a skill or a technique? Before continuing, let’s take a few minutes to look at the definition of skill & technique to better understand … Read more

How do we “fix” Project Failures?

Project Failure

A few months ago I wrote a post titled Cognitive Dissonance & IT. From that post, you’ll remember that cognitive dissonance is: an uncomfortable tension caused by holding contradictory thoughts simultaneously. Cognitive Dissonance is everywhere in IT today, especially in the Project Management side of the house. I think everyone would agree there are a lot of IT project … Read more

A Social Approach to Knowledge Management in Projects – A White Paper

I recently submitted a paper to be considered for an academic conference on the topic of IT Project Management. The conference uses a double-blind review process to review papers and provide feedback.  In this double blind-review, reviewer’s aren’t provided with author(s) information and author’s aren’t provided information about the reviewers. Good and fair process….and one … Read more