Archive for December, 2009
“This isn’t right. This isn’t even wrong.”- Werner Heisenberg
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: Phase II. Translation: Never. This week’s contributor: Succinct, accurate, and anonymous.
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: 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.
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 […]