Wed, 16 Oct 2019 03:11:22 GMT Game Theory in Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/273316/Game-Theory-in-Management Modelling Business Decisions and their Consequences 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... Project Management Is Like A Box Of Chocolates... https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56636/Project-Management-Is-Like-A-Box-Of-Chocolates- Tue, 01 Oct 2019 01:22:10 GMT It probably won’t surprise GTIM Nation that I was torn between the above-written title and “Forrest Gump: The Ultimate Agilist” for this blog. Forrest Gump, of course, is the eponymous protagonist of the Academy Award-winning movie. Forrest is an idiot, defined as someone who has a... Agility And Alignment https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56444/Agility-And-Alignment Tue, 24 Sep 2019 02:04:45 GMT Type “teammates running into each other” into the search bar in YouTube, and a bunch of videos pop up, the first of which involves (American) football players taking down their own teammates. It’s pretty funny, but sympathy-inducing at the same time. These are professional athletes... That Which Divides Us https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56306/That-Which-Divides-Us Tue, 17 Sep 2019 02:22:45 GMT Not long after PMI® awarded me my first monthly column in PMNetwork magazine, The Variance Threshold, in 1997, I received an invitation to be the keynote speaker at a conference held in Silicon Valley, entitled The Future of Project Management. I don’t remember the precise title of my talk... PM's Legacy (?) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56179/PM-s-Legacy---- Wed, 11 Sep 2019 02:23:30 GMT Scene: Far into the future, a professor leads a small team of graduate students around the ruins of multiple buildings. One tall young man begins asking the professor a question. “It’s amazing to think that all of this was only recently discovered when the New Philadelphia Subway Bull... Dial PM For Murder, Part II https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55905/Dial-PM-For-Murder--Part-II Fri, 30 Aug 2019 01:22:43 GMT It was another dark and stormy night. I was sitting at my desk, reading the stenciled letters across my frosted glass office door, yrrebpsaR ylnatS, evitceteD etavirP, when I got a call from my point of contact at the Project Homicide Division, Cameron. “Get down to the Monolithic Mansion P... 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...