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I Got Rhythm -- Project Failure and the Criticality of Moving from Ad Hoc

The initial period of project ramp-up often is a period of intense activity and, in many cases, chaos.  People are brought into unfamiliar surroundings and are dealing with both unfamiliar peers and management structure.  912 more words

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Key content for project kickoffs

Holding a formal project kickoff is generally considered to be a good way to get everyone aligned to a set of common goals and practices at the start of a project. 460 more words

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine -- Self Certification of Business Systems

Despite the best of intentions web blogging this week has been sparse, my time filled with contract negotiations and responses to solicitations.  Most recently on my radar is the latest proposed DFARS rule to allow contractors to self-certify their business systems.  1,202 more words

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Improve Your Risk Performance

Mark Zuckerberg said “The biggest risk is not taking any risk…..in a world that’s changing really quickly; the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” 175 more words


Three project management software realities

With the hyper-focus on productivity in modern work spaces, project management and time management tools have proliferated. One-page scrolling websites boast products with the latest technology, the best UI, and the most effective communication systems. 141 more words


Define Your Project

Recently I was talking on the phone with a potential client about his media project. In this case, the Client had been considering many approaches from narrated PowerPoint to an interactive avatar as a means to provide critical healthcare information to patients. 441 more words


Waterfall vs Agile - Dessert Bake-off

A Thought Experiment: Waterfall vs. Agile Dessert Bake-Off

The waterfall software development process has its roots in the Manufacturing and Construction fields and holds one principle dear: “Wasted time equals wasted money.”  Thus, development focuses on concrete requirements in the early stages of development and easily identifiable milestones, then progresses sequentially through them.  668 more words