Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:03:39 GMT Game Theory in Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/273316/Game-Theory-in-Management Modelling Business Decisions and their Consequences Talent + X = Success; Solve For X https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64966/Talent---X---Success--Solve-For-X Tue, 30 Jun 2020 01:49:18 GMT In last week’s blog I pointed out some elements that might put a downer on the PM who is successfully attracting talent to her Project Team, along the lines of the high-aptitude additions detracting from team cohesion, unless they also just happened to be humble. Such team members have the unf... "Hey, How Did You Get That Weird Scar On Your Forehead?" https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64837/-Hey--How-Did-You-Get-That-Weird-Scar-On-Your-Forehead-- Tue, 23 Jun 2020 03:09:30 GMT When discussing attracting and managing talent (ProjectManagement.com’s theme for June), the obvious take would be that (a) talent is a good thing to have on a Project Team, and (b) we should be doing all we can do to attract it. Of course, me being me, I’ve got to take exception to thes... How To Use A Ram To Rid Your Organization Of Poor Performers https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64699/How-To-Use-A-Ram-To-Rid-Your-Organization-Of-Poor-Performers Tue, 16 Jun 2020 02:05:09 GMT As tribal societies that used planned and organized agriculture to help ensure a steady supply of foodstuffs moved farther and farther into Northern Europe, the ability to precisely time specific farming tasks became more relevant as the available growing season shortened. Plant too soon, and the yo... Riddle: How Is PMI® Like An Elephant? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64534/Riddle--How-Is-PMI--Like-An-Elephant- Tue, 09 Jun 2020 01:18:26 GMT Nature can be brutal. I’m not just talking about all those documentaries where zoomed-in praying mantises are chowing down on some other unfortunate insect, or where the cheetah actually catches the gazelle. Rather, I had in mind the footage of the various animals coming to the crocodile-infes... Hey, Haven't We Seen This Before? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64296/Hey--Haven-t-We-Seen-This-Before- Tue, 26 May 2020 03:29:16 GMT I’ve been hearing a lot of advertisements of late that incorporate some of the factors and circumstances surrounding operating or restarting business during and immediately after government policy and socially-driven restrictions begin to ease or go away altogether. Something that I’ve n... How NOT To Calculate The Impact Of A Shutdown https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64141/How-NOT-To-Calculate-The-Impact-Of-A-Shutdown Tue, 19 May 2020 03:22:32 GMT A few weeks back I blogged about the appropriate way of calculating the impact of the COVID-19 shutdown on our organizations, and pointed out one method that will probably be pushed as valid, but really isn’t. This week I want to take on perhaps the mother of all wrong methods for calculating ... When The Strepsipterans Hit The Fan https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64004/When-The-Strepsipterans-Hit-The-Fan Tue, 12 May 2020 02:10:42 GMT My oldest son was telling me a story about a time when he was watching a movie with his fiancée at her parents’ house, late at night. Without warning, a series of events unfolded, taking no more than five seconds from start to finish: A large insect flew into the room (“at l... The Ultimate Stress Test For Management Science Claims https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/63883/The-Ultimate-Stress-Test-For-Management-Science-Claims Tue, 05 May 2020 03:15:45 GMT In last week’s blog I discussed some of the considerations that PMs should take into account once the nominal business re-start mayhem begins. This week I would like to examine a couple of long-held management tropes that should definitely be avoided, both in the short term and, well, permanen... On Restarting Your PMO https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/63793/On-Restarting-Your-PMO Tue, 28 Apr 2020 03:37:19 GMT Sooner or later, our projects are going to start back up, and some organizations will conduct this restart better than others. How will they do that, exactly? Well, here are a few points to consider when the commercial environment makes solid moves back towards normalcy. First, let’s consid... How To Calculate The Impact Of A Shutdown https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/63672/How-To-Calculate-The-Impact-Of-A-Shutdown Tue, 21 Apr 2020 03:13:14 GMT As we approach the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, part and parcel of the post-event analysis will include attempts to answer the question: how much did this cost us, and how much time did it remove from our productivity? Whether by nation, macro-organization, corporation, small business, or from the...