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”

Did You Prep Your Project Sponsor For Success So They Don’t Suck?

We’ve all been there. You have a sponsor who wants all the glory for a successful, enterprise-changing project. However, when you ask them for a simple definition of what “done” looks like, they respond with a lot of ums and ahs. When a decision needs to be made, they gather a committee vs. making aContinue reading “Did You Prep Your Project Sponsor For Success So They Don’t Suck?”

The Grind of Project Success

In my last post, I talked about “Project Get Fit” that may or may not be on your 2020 resolution list. You set goals, you make a plan, and you execute. Sounds simple, right? But once you start, you quickly realize you’re going to have to grind, work and deal with discomfort to be successful.Continue reading “The Grind of Project Success”

Look for the Request Behind the Complaint

Let’s face it, we all know that person, or people, who it seems do nothing but complain. Beautiful, sunny day and they say it’s too hot. Cool fall morning and it’s too cold. The coffee is not the perfect temperature! Why do you have to drive so fast!? Do you have to drive so slow!?Continue reading “Look for the Request Behind the Complaint”

Issue-Free Projects Are the Exception, NOT the Norm

I enjoy being part of project management panel discussions. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, someone asks a question or talks about a situation that blows your mind! In a recent panel discussion, one such comment came up. This person asked us how many of our projects have had issues because according toContinue reading “Issue-Free Projects Are the Exception, NOT the Norm”