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”

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?”