To PMP, or Not To PMP

Almost daily, there are questions posted in various project management groups asking for information about the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. How do I obtain it? Is it worth it? Will it make me a better project manager? Will my job pay me more once I get certified? And the list goes on and on. Continue reading “To PMP, or Not To PMP”

Warning: Dates On The Calendar Are Closer Than They Appear

If you drive or ridden in the passenger seat of a vehicle and looked at the side mirror, you may have noticed the little sticker that says “OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR.” When changing lanes, we check them (most of the time anyway). Sometimes, even though the car we see looksContinue reading “Warning: Dates On The Calendar Are Closer Than They Appear”

Bad News Doesn’t Get Better With Age

Have you ever heard a child give good news? It can be almost comical. They’re really excited. They trip over words. Lots of hand motions. Smiles galore. This is the best day ever! Conversely, have you heard them give bad news? They first try to hide it from you. They’ll try to fix it onContinue reading “Bad News Doesn’t Get Better With Age”

Being Thankful, Project Management Style!

Tis the season for being thankful; the time of year when we take a step back and appreciate that which is around us. From family, to friends, to career, it’s time to take stock of what we’re thankful for. I’ve been in project management for over 20 years. In that time I can say I’veContinue reading “Being Thankful, Project Management Style!”

Project Management and Story Telling

I friend of mine, who is also a project manager, has a knack for taking the most boring topic and turning it into an interesting story. Want to be riveted by the importance of Python programming in the mid-90’s? Get ready for a 20 minute history lesson plus some predictions for the future. Want toContinue reading “Project Management and Story Telling”