Sat, 24 Oct 2020 07:03:52 GMT People, Planet, Profits & Projects https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/264100/People--Planet--Profits---Projects S'not your granparents' corn https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/66247/Snot-your-granparents-corn Sun, 27 Sep 2020 03:58:25 GMT Do you eat food?  If so, this article may be of interest to you.  As a food eater, you may have some exquisite recipes and know some great gourmet restaurants.  But I’m guessing that unless you are also a chemist or a fan of science, you probably do not know about the Haber-Bosc... No Laughing (Gas) Matter https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65946/No-Laughing--Gas--Matter Mon, 07 Sep 2020 04:09:11 GMT You can’t see nitrogen.  You can’t taste or smell it, either.  You know it, though – it’s that stuff, which, when combined with oxygen makes nitrous oxide - ‘laughing gas’.  However, in some other forms, nitrogen is no laughing matter. To quote t... To Everything Turn, Turn, Turn https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65812/To-Everything-Turn--Turn--Turn Sat, 29 Aug 2020 01:08:07 GMT I recently posted about Vineyard Wind – a 100-turbine wind farm to be built off the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.  In that post, I discussed how stakeholders were aligning against the project with their own valid rationale(s) for opposing the constructio... Sound Decisions https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65741/Sound-Decisions Mon, 24 Aug 2020 02:25:08 GMT Off the shore of southeastern Massachusetts – Cape Cod, really - there are two relatively large islands (large by Massachusetts standards, not Texas standards): Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.  They're in a chunk of the Atlantic Ocean called Nantucket Sound. A conflict arose... What is strategy? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65612/What-is-strategy- Sun, 16 Aug 2020 20:30:02 GMT In this post, I throw you a bit of a knuckleball* . Because the blog is about People, Planet, Profits & Projects, it's about thinking more holistically, thinking more broadly, more long-term, more strategically. However, when I try to find out what strategy really means, I run into a c... Driving Overoptimism - Part 2 of 2 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65369/Driving-Overoptimism---Part-2-of-2 Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:18:30 GMT Driving Overoptimism - Part 1 of 2 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65329/Driving-Overoptimism---Part-1-of-2 Mon, 27 Jul 2020 16:26:57 GMT Photo credit: Consumer Reports Magazine One of the most important lessons that is threaded through several of my graduate project management classes is the bias that we have as humans for optimism, often showing up in underestimating cost and time.  And graduate student or practicing, pragma... Stupid is as CO2 does https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65268/Stupid-is-as-CO2-does Mon, 20 Jul 2020 18:00:47 GMT First: an explainer of the title.  Many of you have seen the terrific film, Forrest Gump, and if you haven’t, consider that homework (not work, really!) from this blog post.  Watch it – or re-watch it if it’s been a while.   One of the most memorable lines from ... Build Back Better! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65064/Build-Back-Better- Tue, 07 Jul 2020 01:15:02 GMT And this is what the Build Back Better movement is about (as applied to COVID-19). It is probably best summarized on this webpage https://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org/build-back-better/ On this site, they say (and I agree): Governments working on plans to rebuild their economies should p... Bioretention Part 3: The Maker Movement https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64809/Bioretention-Part-3--The-Maker-Movement Mon, 22 Jun 2020 03:01:09 GMT In Parts 1 and 2 of this multipart post, I focused on a local bioretention project near my temporary home in Washington DC.  Please read those short posts to get oriented.  That said, I know you won’t do that right now, so here is a quick refresher on bioretention.  It’s a...