Archive for December, 2009

Great Quotations, 12/21/2009

Monday, December 21st, 2009
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“This isn’t right. This isn’t even wrong.”- Werner Heisenberg

A holiday card to the industry, 2009

Monday, December 21st, 2009
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Just who do you think you are? It’s a simple question. If you aren’t sure, you’ll find the answer on your driver’s license. Not really. You are quite a lot more than a name, address, and identifying number. You’re a complex collection of memories, opinions, habits, skills, abilities, and relationships. You’re the result of random […]

ManagementSpeak, 12/14/2009

Monday, December 14th, 2009
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ManagementSpeak: Phase II. Translation: Never. This week’s contributor: Succinct, accurate, and anonymous.

State of the industry, 2009

Monday, December 14th, 2009
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Revenue, cost, and risk. These are the three goods of business — the three and only three reasons for expending money, effort and attention. To increase revenue, companies either attract new customers or sell more to the customers it already has. As an alternative, some companies acquire another company to buy its revenue … usually […]

ManagementSpeak, 12/7/2009

Monday, December 7th, 2009
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ManagementSpeak: Now what would that look like in our environment? Translation: I have no idea what you are talking about nor do I want to think about it. This week’s anonymous contributor had the right idea regarding what her manager was talking about.

Someone Else’s Problem?

Monday, December 7th, 2009
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Bare Bones Project Management was supposed to be nothing more than a lightweight summary of standard project management practice. A few years and several hundred seminar participants later, it turns out that it is, in fact, more than that. Unlike traditional IT project management it asks project managers and project teams to take responsibility, not […]

my photoBob Lewis is a senior management consultant with Dell Services. He has published these columns once a week in one form or another since 1996.

Disclaimer: All opinions, statements, representations, allegations, images (if published) and anything else that appears here is the sole responsibility of the author. Dell has and had nothing to do with it, other than saying it's okay to continue publishing KJR.

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