Mon, 24 Feb 2020 03:22:27 GMT Game Theory in Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/273316/Game-Theory-in-Management Modelling Business Decisions and their Consequences How Far Away Are We From PM Robots? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/62198/How-Far-Away-Are-We-From-PM-Robots- Tue, 18 Feb 2020 03:26:58 GMT As I’ve discussed in previous blogs, much of the Project Management codex describes techniques and strategies that have been tested many times and found to be effective in circumstances both common and rare. Of course, many decisions facing PMs are not specifically addressed in this codex &nda... Is It Standard, Or Is It Quality? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/61551/Is-It-Standard--Or-Is-It-Quality- Tue, 11 Feb 2020 03:51:55 GMT It continues to be a good 2020 for our friends, the risk managers. While they still haven’t earned initial caps status when I refer to them, I am continuing the trend from the last couple of weeks’ blogs and averting my poison-pixel gaze, and towards another one of my favorite targets, a... You Can Be Creative, But Don't Be Dumb https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/60203/You-Can-Be-Creative--But-Don-t-Be-Dumb Tue, 04 Feb 2020 03:35:12 GMT The central problem when discussing creativity in the Project Management realm (ProjectManagement.com’s theme for February) is that we’re looking at two very different sides of the same coin. On the one hand, you have the templates, procedures, and canned strategies germane to the PM uni... Finally! A Use For Risk Management! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59882/Finally--A-Use-For-Risk-Management- Tue, 28 Jan 2020 03:24:27 GMT As promised at the end of last week’s blog, I’ve finally found a purpose for risk management, though I still refuse to do initial caps when referring to it (for alert GTIM Nation members who would say “You just used initial caps in the title of this blog for “risk management,... The Ultimate PM Technical Skills Acid Test https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59681/The-Ultimate-PM-Technical-Skills-Acid-Test Tue, 21 Jan 2020 01:58:02 GMT Looking over the list of techniques, strategies, and technical skills associated with an advanced level of PM expertise can be rather daunting. The more I read on the topic of what constitutes cutting-edge Project Management the less I see any kind of consensus on what makes up the core, or foundati... When Do We Apply The Leeches? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59417/When-Do-We-Apply-The-Leeches- Tue, 14 Jan 2020 03:23:07 GMT As long-time members of GTIM Nation are aware, when evaluating technology in PM I like to compare and contrast it to the uneven but dramatic changes in computer science, cosmology, or even medicine. As for the latter, I think it’s fascinating to consider that in 100 years the things being taug... PM Technology Overcoming Us https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59143/PM-Technology-Overcoming-Us Tue, 07 Jan 2020 02:29:37 GMT ProjectManagement.com’s January theme of PM Technical Skills got me to thinking about the sheer number of movies and science fiction novels predicated on the notion that mankind will develop technology that ends up destroying us, or reducing us to near-slavery conditions. A brief list includes... Philanthropic Technology https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58902/Philanthropic-Technology Tue, 31 Dec 2019 03:23:28 GMT I once had the unhappy experience of working as a project controller for a woman who had a very poor concept of good management in general and Project Management in particular. Among her sillier quirks was her oft-stated opinion on the optimal answer to the common job interview question “Where... Aligning Your PMO's Strategy With Your PMO's Personnel https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58614/Aligning-Your-PMO-s-Strategy-With-Your-PMO-s-Personnel Tue, 17 Dec 2019 03:24:57 GMT Since the name of this blog is Game Theory In Management, and we game theorists can only go so long without a good payoff grid, I think at least some portion of GTIM Nation is expecting one. I’ll oblige, not just to get my payoff grid fix, but because using one will really help illustrate this... 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...