Sun, 25 Oct 2020 08:56:32 GMT Game Theory in Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/273316/Game-Theory-in-Management Modelling Business Decisions and their Consequences Leading Towards A PM Culture https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/66583/Leading-Towards-A-PM-Culture Tue, 20 Oct 2020 04:07:51 GMT An awful lot has been written (with “awful” being the operant word here) about the PM’s role in “changing culture,” usually of the organization that the Project Team belongs to, in such a way as to expedite the use of PM tools and techniques within said organization, le... Don't Become the Non-Leader https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/66453/Don-t-Become-the-Non-Leader Tue, 13 Oct 2020 18:54:22 GMT In last week’s blog I listed the three key characteristics of a managerial leader, and then wrote about how the risk managers’ (no initial caps) agenda actually undermines that function. This week I would like to take that a step further, and discuss how to avoid attaining a leadership p... How risk management Dilutes Leadership https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/66361/How-risk-management-Dilutes-Leadership Tue, 06 Oct 2020 02:35:41 GMT Lots of pixel ink has been spent attempting to define Leadership (ProjectManagement.com’s theme for October), typically as a preamble to instructing those who do not come by those qualities naturally on how to acquire them. I think such trains of thought are on the wrong track, particularly wh... The Fourteen Most Terrifying Words In The PM Lexicon https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/66262/The-Fourteen-Most-Terrifying-Words-In-The-PM-Lexicon Tue, 29 Sep 2020 03:10:45 GMT As GTIM Nation knows well, I maintain that Project Management Information Systems (PMISs) in general, and Earned Value Management Systems (EVMSs) in particular, serve two primary purposes: They put into the hands of the organization’s decision-makers the information they need to make, we... Awaiting An Agile/Scrum Rescue https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/66182/Awaiting-An-Agile-Scrum-Rescue Tue, 22 Sep 2020 03:51:57 GMT When I was a younger manager, and would find myself in a meeting with peers and superiors where some notion would be put forth that struck me as singularly dopey, only on rare occasions could I resist the temptation to point out its failings. The vast majority of the time I would be quick to point o... How Agile Are Your Phaser Crews? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/66092/How-Agile-Are-Your-Phaser-Crews- Tue, 15 Sep 2020 04:09:29 GMT One of the reasons I prefer episodes of Star Trek (the original series, or TOS) over Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) has to do with the writing of the former. The original series was far more likely to use traditional plot structure, typically including: Introduction to a major and (at le... When "Hybrid" = "Danger!" https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65966/When--Hybrid-----Danger-- Tue, 08 Sep 2020 02:15:52 GMT Excuse me for asking the most obvious question in the room, but I simply must. Consider Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP. Would you invest in a company that stated in its prospectus that it had adopted a “hybrid approach” in developing its profit and loss statement? O... What's Really Being Communicated? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65892/What-s-Really-Being-Communicated- Wed, 02 Sep 2020 04:02:12 GMT Yeah, I know it’s one day past August, with its ProjectManagement.com’s theme of communications, but there’s one more salient point I want to make. It has to do with non-verbal communications, but don’t worry – I would never send GTIM Nation members down the highly-subj... Nevermind With Whom - Just Worry About The What! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65764/Nevermind-With-Whom---Just-Worry-About-The-What- Tue, 25 Aug 2020 02:29:32 GMT When discussing project communications (ProjectManagement.com’s theme for August), the so-called experts tend to spend a lot of time focused on the identities of the senders and receivers of the information. I think this whole discussion can be brought to an appropriately brief conclusion via ... Communicating With The Present https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65632/Communicating-With-The-Present Tue, 18 Aug 2020 02:34:34 GMT Given ProjectManagement.com’s theme for August, communications, and my previous two blogs, Communicating With The Future, and Communicating With The Past, this blog’s title seems almost automatic. And, yes, I will continue to avoid an (extended) discussion of the silliness of the concept...