Project242: Success is a Long Road and a Team Event

Project242 (P242) is my journey to bike 242 miles in 24 hours, across the state of Minnesota on gravel roads, in August, 2021 (the Day Across MN, or the DAMN). I’ve found many lessons experienced riding a bike can be applied to our careers. In these posts, I will share the correlations. I looked atContinue reading “Project242: Success is a Long Road and a Team Event”

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”

Project Management Lessons from Santa Claus

I have one kiddo that still believes in the magic of Santa Claus. His little friends and our neighbors are also young enough to believe jolly ol’ St. Nick will be dashing through the snow and the skies on his annual trip around the globe next week. Their eyes light up with excitement and anticipationContinue reading “Project Management Lessons from Santa Claus”

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”

You’ll Never Run Out of Things to Go Wrong

The team spent months preparing for this initiative. It was one of my first infrastructure projects where we were implementing a new development office that would house about 40 technical staff. There would also be a data warehouse to be used by all global development teams so it reduced their time creating test data asContinue reading “You’ll Never Run Out of Things to Go Wrong”