Tue, 20 Aug 2019 03:44:16 GMT Game Theory in Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/273316/Game-Theory-in-Management Modelling Business Decisions and their Consequences Everybody Knows "The Maltese Falcon" Wasn't About A Maltese Falcon, Right? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55664/Everybody-Knows--The-Maltese-Falcon--Wasn-t-About-A-Maltese-Falcon--Right- Tue, 20 Aug 2019 02:08:54 GMT According to Merriam-Webster, a “macguffin” is an object, event, or character in a film or story that serves to set and keep the plot in motion despite usually lacking intrinsic importance.[i] An example which is probably readily recognized by a majority of GTIM Nation would be the... W.C. Fields, Posthumously Saving Project Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55481/W-C--Fields--Posthumously-Saving-Project-Management Tue, 13 Aug 2019 02:17:31 GMT A quick internet search on the topic of quotes about attitude returns hundreds of examples, the majority by famous people, including: Milton Berle Maya Angelou Oscar Wilde Benjamin Disraeli Albert Einstein Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Epictetus Confucius Antoine de Saint-Exupery... Well, First Off - Is Your Strategy Worth Implementing? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55358/Well--First-Off---Is-Your-Strategy-Worth-Implementing- Tue, 06 Aug 2019 02:25:17 GMT Many, if not most (or all) large organizations that perform a significant amount of project work will have some group or team that’s supposedly in charge of the institution’s Project Management capability. Sometimes it will bear the formal title of Project Management Office, or PMO; othe... Must Defend The Precious! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55257/Must-Defend-The-Precious- Tue, 30 Jul 2019 01:23:57 GMT As we wrap up ProjectManagement.com’s theme for July, Strategy Implementation, I would like to reference a couple of things for this week’s blog: last week’s blog, where I discussed the optimal technical approach for implementing a given strategy, and my favorite go-to structure fo... The Optimal Implementation Strategy https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55122/The-Optimal-Implementation-Strategy Tue, 23 Jul 2019 01:35:53 GMT Among Game Theorists a favorite game for analyzing cooperation or defection among non-related biological units in a common environment is The Prisoner’s Dilemma. The basic version of the game goes like this: you are a prisoner, and your jailer comes to you and says that he will cut your senten... The Project Killer That Nobody Sees Coming https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54950/The-Project-Killer-That-Nobody-Sees-Coming Tue, 16 Jul 2019 01:43:03 GMT In the 1933 film The Invisible Man, Claude Rains plays Dr. Jack Griffin, who has discovered a potion that renders him invisible. He plots (what else?) world domination, and either kills or materially causes the deaths of a lot of people before he is, himself, killed by police, who can detect his whe... On Attempting To Kill Darth Vader With A Blaster https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54823/On-Attempting-To-Kill-Darth-Vader-With-A-Blaster Tue, 09 Jul 2019 02:49:49 GMT What’s a “blaster?” We don’t know exactly, because a working model hasn’t been invented yet in this galaxy; however, we have many, many examples of how they work in the setting for the Star Wars movies, that galaxy far, far away, and have seen it in action. They come in... Predictive Analytics Showing Up Late To The Party https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54713/Predictive-Analytics-Showing-Up-Late-To-The-Party Tue, 02 Jul 2019 02:13:40 GMT EDUCBA.com provides the following distinction between “Descriptive Analytics” and “Predictive Analytics”: Descriptive Analytics: This type of analytics is used to summarize or turn data into relevant information. In other words, it summarized what has occurred. T... Meanwhile, Back On Trantor... https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54598/Meanwhile--Back-On-Trantor- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 01:58:48 GMT When the first scenes of the planet Coruscant appeared in the Star Wars movie The Phantom Menace (to you purists out there, the clip of Coruscant that appears near the end of The Return of the Jedi was added later), seasoned science-fiction consumers probably had a flashback to Isaac Asimov’s ... When Did a priori Become A Priority? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54500/When-Did-a-priori-Become-A-Priority- Mon, 17 Jun 2019 02:43:58 GMT For those of you in GTIM Nation who are used to my writing direct, immediately-usable strategies for better project execution, or team cohesion, or shotgun blasts against what I perceive as management pathologies, I must request some patience. I’ll get to that kind of stuff after the next 400 ...