Rees Morrison has an interesting post this morning bridling at a vendor comment reported in KM World that "We trust our legal department to be risk-averse and process-oriented...."
He takes on the process-oriented trope; I'm more interested...
People have sometimes asked me for a simple definition of project management.
The PMI (Project Management Institute) definition pretty much requires you to be a project manager before you can understand it. That's fine; PMI caters to actual and...
In a column I write that deals with business and people-management questions, I described a very effective demo where the demoer showed up his product without appearing to demo it at all.
In response, someone from Planbox, a company that makes project...
My estimable colleague Rees Morrison this morning has a brief roundup of statistics regarding productivity and multiple monitors .
Project management is tightly tied to productivity, which is why this subject matters so much to me.
eWeek, an IT weekly, just released a survey of the most sought after (paid jobs) computer programming languages.
I was both surprised and intrigued to find that the top three were Java, C, and C++.
They have three things in common, one of which...
The city/county/state is doing a major rebuild of the streets leading to the Interstate exit closest to my house in Seattle.
My office is in my home, and when I travel I take another road to the airport, so I get to see the road construction once every...
What does science know about motivating employees that businesses too often ignore?
That's the topic of an 18-minute talk by (nonpracticing) lawyer Dan Pink . He frames it as an argument to the jury of the audience.
In this 2009 talk, he describes...
Yesterday I introduced a series of articles in which I'll address two questions:
How would I demo project management tools to an audience of accidental project managers?
Can you "demo" great project management itself?
Driver: Bug or Feature?
"The fact that you're still driving is a bug," [Google's Anthony] Levandowski says, "not a feature."
I'm sure there'll be the inevitable responses about computer crashes vs. auto...
This week, I've written a series of articles pointing out that Legal Project Management is not dependent on project-management technology.
So what's the most important thing a project manager can do to improve her use of technology, to use...
Yesterday I noted in passing the client objection to paying for meetings . This is also a question that has come up repeatedly at recent training courses I've done.
In all my years on the client side, I usually pushed against paying for meetings...
There is a wonderful old Gary Larson cartoon titled "When potato salad goes bad." It shows a bowl of potato salad in a refrigerator holding up various other foods at gunpoint.
Projects don't go bad in quite the same way. But they smell...