Project Management – “Practice and Application”

“Management is what tradition used to call a liberal art ‘liberal’ because it deals with the fundamentals of knowledge, self-knowledge, wisdom, and leadership; ‘art’ because it deals with practice and application. Managers draw upon all of the knowledges and insights [...]

By |June 21st, 2018|

Beyond Definition – Project Manager (PM) Part 3 (Scientific Method) – Getting A Little Technical

How do you determine the best project resource once the unified realistic expectation is set and you are ready to pick a Project Manager (PM)? To answer this question, I’ll leverage Frederick Taylor’s scientific method to examine the 4 key [...]

By |June 8th, 2018|

Beyond Definition – Project Manager Part 2 (Let’s Get Practical) – Expectations

After reading my blog on the history of project management, I believe it’s clear the impact that Frederick Taylor and Henry Gantt had on what we now know as modern project management. We also have a clearer understanding of the [...]

By |May 31st, 2018|

Beyond Definition – Project Manager Part 1: A Little History

In my last blog, The Placebo effect - Project Management, we defined the role of project managers, so why is that important you may ask? It is important to have a good definition in other to have the right foundation to [...]

By |May 21st, 2018|

The Placebo Effect – Project Management

I often like to define terms before getting to the core of my conversation. In this context, a placebo effect is defined as a beneficial effect produced by a placebo (dummy) drug or treatment that cannot be attributed to the [...]

By |May 16th, 2018|