Why Loading the Dishwasher is the Right Thing to Do

Posted by on April 14, 2009 in: Project Management

At a big family gathering a couple of years ago, my then-8-year-old niece saw the adults cleaning up after the meal. She was given a task to do and, not surprisingly, she dawdled. When reprimanded, she rolled her eyes and complained that adults LOVE doing the dishes and other boring things. We laughed, of course, […]

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Mitigating Risks: The Key to a Stronger Project

A good project manager tries to keep a project on track. But no project is flawless and there are always elements that threaten to disrupt, derail, or even destroy the project. That’s why, at the very beginning and at strategic points throughout the project, a good project manager needs to think the worst… and then […]

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Top 5 Project Management Lessons from Moving

Recently, my family moved out of our condo into a house. This isn’t the first move I’ve made, but it’s the first one in a while and I was struck by how much project management the entire effort required to pull off successfully. So I jotted down these 5 project management lessons that moving reminded […]

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The Risks of Unbundled Pricing

From time to time I’m asked to help companies create a new product or service or build on an existing one. And in that work’ the inevitable (and necessary!) discussion of price comes up. It needs to happen, of course, and it can take a lot of work to consider and finally decide. One of […]

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