Sun, 15 Dec 2019 13:41:47 GMT Game Theory in Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/273316/Game-Theory-in-Management Modelling Business Decisions and their Consequences Philanthropy, The PMO, And The Virtue Of Closing The Shuttle Bay Doors https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58426/Philanthropy--The-PMO--And-The-Virtue-Of-Closing-The-Shuttle-Bay-Doors Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:10:40 GMT Fully participating members of GTIM Nation know that I like to make references to Star Trek (the original series [TOS], the one that aired before the insufferable introduction of deus ex machina plots ruined the rest of the franchise). There are several plastic models of the starship from that serie... The 1614 PMO: The New(er) Globe Theater Project Review https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58230/The-1614-PMO--The-New-er--Globe-Theater-Project-Review Tue, 03 Dec 2019 02:50:43 GMT (Flourish. Enter into the construction trailer conference room Shakespeare, the Royal Arts Construction Coordinator [RACC], Contractor Representative, Procurement Specialist, and Project Manager) Shakespeare: Are we all met? RACC: Yay, sirrah, as well we should be. Peruse you these, the Cost P... The School Of PMO Hard Knocks https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58029/The-School-Of-PMO-Hard-Knocks Tue, 26 Nov 2019 04:02:49 GMT I think it’s kind of funny to consider the “safe” learning space that so many brick-and-mortar universities seek to establish in order to teach their charges how to succeed in the world outside the confines of their campuses. Virtually all college campuses have attractive facilitie... Why Are We Here? (No, Not Existentially) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57807/Why-Are-We-Here---No--Not-Existentially- Tue, 19 Nov 2019 02:58:00 GMT What is the purpose of a Project Management Office? Before you answer, consider the analogy of the purpose of your local newspaper. Why do you think it exists? To inform its subscribers of goings-on? To chronicle the occurrences that influence the community? No. The purpose of a newspaper is to s... The Biggest Obstacle To PMO Success Is Not What You Think https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57602/The-Biggest-Obstacle-To-PMO-Success-Is-Not-What-You-Think Tue, 12 Nov 2019 01:08:05 GMT There’s an off-chance that I know a thing or two about this month’s ProjectManagement.com’s theme of Project Management Offices, or PMOs. PMI® actually published my book on the topic, Things Your PMO Is Doing Wrong (PMI Publishing, 2008), where it spent a bit of time on its Mar... Tonight's Samson's Dilemma... https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57490/Tonight-s-Samson-s-Dilemma- Wed, 06 Nov 2019 02:48:55 GMT Delilah Rene is an American radio personality with an audience of an estimated eight million listeners.[i] Besides the music she chooses to play herself, she takes calls from people in relationships who seek to either communicate some feeling or thought for a distant significant other, or are lookin... The Dreaded Comment Section https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57281/The-Dreaded-Comment-Section Tue, 29 Oct 2019 04:08:34 GMT No discussion of social media in PM would be complete without a review of the comment sections that follow social media posts, articles, blogs … virtually any idea that’s written down and transmitted is susceptible to readers who like to comment on it. I think it’s a fascinating d... If A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings In Brazil, Does It Crash Your Project? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57115/If-A-Butterfly-Flaps-Its-Wings-In-Brazil--Does-It-Crash-Your-Project- Tue, 22 Oct 2019 01:22:10 GMT The title, of course, is a derivative of Metcalf’s Law, which pertains to network theory. My interpretation is that relatively small perturbations in far-flung parts of a large network can (and do) initiate cascading events that end up having massive impacts on other parts of the network, some... What Bad Television Can Tell Us About PM https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56969/What-Bad-Television-Can-Tell-Us-About-PM Tue, 15 Oct 2019 02:04:00 GMT As if to definitively prove Newton Minow’s assertion from six years previous that the content of American television had become “a vast wasteland,” in 1967 ABC aired a situation comedy entitled The Flying Nun (and, no, I am not making this up). The premise of the series – whi... Grounds For Dismissal? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56814/Grounds-For-Dismissal- Tue, 08 Oct 2019 02:09:12 GMT There’s no doubt that the advent of social media has advanced interpersonal communications dramatically. The chief executive officers of Facebook and Twitter (for two examples) are multi-billionaires, pointing to their ability to satisfy a tsunami of demand. I’m thinking the communicatio...