A Binary Look at Conflict

I’m paraphrasing here, but this was a conversation I’ve actually had (names changed to protect the innocent): Me: What’s the deal with you and Rita? Megan: She’s loud and I don’t like the color she dyed her hair. Me: Her hair? You don’t like her hair? That’s why you argue with her? Megan: Yes, andContinue reading “A Binary Look at Conflict”

Adaptability and Resiliency – PMBOK 3.11

“Build adaptability and resiliency into the organization’s and project team’s approaches to help the project accommodate change, recover from setbacks, and advance the work of the project.” PMBOK pg. 55 In my 20+ project management career, I can truly think of only ONE project that went to plan and had no issues. It was aContinue reading “Adaptability and Resiliency – PMBOK 3.11”

Responding to Risk – PMBOK 3.10

“Continually evaluate exposure to risk, both opportunities and threats, to maximize positive impacts and minimize negative impacts to the project and its outcomes.” PMBOK pg. 53 “What happens if you see a bear and then it tries to eat you? What if you’re running in the dark and fall off a cliff and break bothContinue reading “Responding to Risk – PMBOK 3.10”

Everything Was Going Fine, Until It Wasn’t (and what to do about it)

I had a plan. I had everything in place to support my plan. I was ready to execute and when I did, everything was going fine, until it wasn’t. I am an ultra distance runner and cyclist. I attribute my crossing the finish line to successful planning and execution. So when it came to theContinue reading “Everything Was Going Fine, Until It Wasn’t (and what to do about it)”

Problem Solving: Tips on Solving the ACTUAL Problem

“Doc, my right knee’s been hurting for a while. When I run I have to slow down after about 15 minutes. Do you know what the problem is with my knee?” My chiropractor is really good. A former Ironman, he understands the human body and the stresses it can be put under. In my case,Continue reading “Problem Solving: Tips on Solving the ACTUAL Problem”