Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:43:34 GMT The Project Shrink https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/256031/The-Project-Shrink Bas de Baar is a Dutch visual facilitator, creating visual tools for dialogue. He is dedicated to improve the dialogue we use to make sense of change. As The Project Shrink, this is the riddle he tries to solve: "If you are a Project Manager that operates for a short period of time in a foreign organization, with a global team you don't know, in a domain you would not know, using virtual communication, high uncertainty, limited authority and part of what you do out in the open on the Internet, how do you make it all work?" The Final Project World Collectable Card. Nr 16. https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/7500/The-Final-Project-World-Collectable-Card--Nr-16- Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:56:28 GMT Last year I created a poster about projects: Your Big Adventure. I started to make cards about different things you do in projects. There are a total of 16 that together make a map. To have something to talk about. This is the final card, number 16. It is basically the "title card&quot... Old School Teams Stick Together https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/7487/Old-School-Teams-Stick-Together Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:22:33 GMT Bas de Baar is a Dutch cartoonist. Documenting a world in transition.  Saving The Planet https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/7441/Saving-The-Planet Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:10:58 GMT Perhaps you know this feeling ... :) This cartoon is available as signed print. Or , if you like, you can follow me on Facebook for more cartoons :) What Makes A Culture A "Project Culture"? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/7246/What-Makes-A-Culture-A--Project-Culture-- Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:03:34 GMT What makes a culture a “project culture”? I wonder why I haven’t raised this question sooner. Hmmm. Here is my shot at it. A “culture” is about the shared notion of “how we do things around here”, shared values, assumptions and beliefs. ... Plan B. Another Path For Problem Solving And Innovation. https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/7211/Plan-B--Another-Path-For-Problem-Solving-And-Innovation- Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:31:59 GMT Last year I was part of a fun group of 8 that participated in “Plan B The Journey” as hosted by Daphne Depassé. “Plan B is just what it says. It’s another path. For problem solving and innovation.” And from October until December I experienced it’s simple a... Sensemaking: Turning What We Know Into What Must Be https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/7171/Sensemaking--Turning-What-We-Know-Into-What-Must-Be Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:50:14 GMT When Columbus set out to discover America, he didn’t have a map that had America on it. That was the whole point of discovering it. Centuries ago people were sailing the world with incomplete maps. Some knew that the earth was a sphere. A globe. A ball. A round thing. Some maps were create... Why I Focus On Conversations https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/7103/Why-I-Focus-On-Conversations Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:11:00 GMT I read an article a couple of years ago that contained my missing link. It is an article called: “Culture and complexity” and it contains this paragraph: “… culture is the result of all the daily conversations and negotiations between the members of an organisation. ... Dorothy, Toto And The Diversity Of Human Interaction https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/7083/Dorothy--Toto-And-The-Diversity-Of-Human-Interaction Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:40:16 GMT “How is your marriage?” “Well, we have 2 kids out of the 3 we planned. A mortgage at an y% rate. $x dollars in savings. And we are in our 10th year.” It’s an answer. Hey! You could even mention a “emotional index” to indicate progress on the “mood&... Project Therapy. What Else Did You Expect From A Project Shrink? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/7079/Project-Therapy--What-Else-Did-You-Expect-From-A-Project-Shrink- Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:41:41 GMT Remember that grumpy employee that just kept on complaining about the company? Or perhaps you can recall your team mate that was just indifferent to the host organization? You don’t have to be all ecstatic about your company to do a good job – although it would help. But real negativ... Essential Conversations. And Where Babies Come From. https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/7067/Essential-Conversations--And-Where-Babies-Come-From- Mon, 28 Oct 2013 08:52:37 GMT “Where do babies come from?” I watched the dad move uncomfortably when his kid asked him The Question in a crowded Starbucks. “Uhm. Well.” What was there to think? You are in your thirties! I guess you get the picture by now! Let me step in here for a moment. ...