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8 ways to build a hypothesis testing mind set.

The most successful people I have seen over 40 years of business share one crucial characteristic.


The successful are insatiably  curious, it spans all aspects of their lives, not just the parts that are spent working at what pays the mortgage, but across all aspects of their private and social lives as well as their commercial ones. 233 more words


How to build a personal brand

Personal branding seems to be a popular topic around the pub, even the brickie who lives a few streets away, and is not known for his new age sensitivities, has got a hold of it. 247 more words


The Missouri Model: How Not to Launch a Performance Assessment

In the past I’ve written about the rushed nature of education “reform” in Missouri. In essence, the driving philosophy in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has been to overturn everything and demand that education entities respond with changes immediately. 695 more words

Organised serendipity

At first sight, “Organised” and “Serendipity” are at opposite ends of the scale, almost mutually exclusive.

Serendipity occurs by chance, when the stars align, the unexpected happens and not by any organised process, or so we are led to believe. 148 more words


Gimme All Your (Money) -- Agile and the Intrinsic Evil of #NoEstimates

Over the years I’ve served as a project, acquisition, and contracts specialist in both public service and private industry.  Most of those assignments involved the introduction of digital technology, from the earliest days of the introduction of what were called mini-computers, through the introduction of the PC, to the various digital devices, robotics, and artificial intelligence that we use today. 1,404 more words

Project Management

I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need (hey hey) -- Contract "harvesting"

Are there financial payoffs in our performance management metrics where money can be recouped?

That certainly seems to be the case in the opinion of some contracting officers and program managers, particularly in a time of budgetary constraints and austerity.  1,167 more words

Project Management

Close to the (Leading) Edge

Much has been made in project management circles that most of the indicators that we have to work with are lagging indicators. These are indicators that record what happened but don’t inform the future.  800 more words

Project Management