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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The Work Isn’t Over

Posted by on March 31, 2009 in: Project Management

My friend and her husband are renovating their home. It’s not my idea of a good time but they’re both fairly handy and the results are beautiful. But the one aspect of renovating that they confess great frustration over is the definition of the job being “done”. They might drywall then tape then plaster then […]

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The P Word

Let’s take a moment to talk about the dirtiest word in project management – the “P” word! – PROCRASTINATION. In those everyday life management situations, procrastination is a common failing. New Years Resolutions (or any-time-of-year resolutions, for that matter) are delayed because of procrastination. New projects, unloved assignments, annoying chores… they all stack up because […]

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Project Management Gone Wrong

Posted by on November 16, 2008 in: Project Management

The following are true stories of project management gone terribly wrong. Only the details and the names have been changed to protect the guilty. These stories were collected from colleagues who work on projects in large and small organizations in varying industries.

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