Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:44:27 GMT Random Thoughts https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/382341/Random-Thoughts Uniting the passion for writing and project management Subtle Influence https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58216/Subtle-Influence Mon, 02 Dec 2019 14:11:06 GMT The smallest actions can alter people’s behaviors in a predictable way without limiting their ability to make decisions. Want to spend less money on groceries? Pick a basket over a shopping cart. Trying to control how much you eat? Use a smaller plate. Project managers can take a similar appro... Everything is linked https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56719/Everything-is-linked Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:32:55 GMT Disclaimer: this blog entry does not have a direct relationship with Project Management but is intended to share some thoughts after finishing the lecture of Total Recall : My Unbelievably True Life Story, by Arnold Schwarzenegger. I highly recommend its lecture, specially to those that have in... Passing PSM I https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55775/Passing-PSM-I Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:24:48 GMT Yesterday I cleared the PSM I (Professional Scrum Master I) exam, with a score of 96.3%; thus, I failed 3 out of the 80 questions. Passing the exam requires a minimum of 85%, or getting right at least 68 out of 80 questions. The list below randomly captures recommendations and observations a... Human Touch https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55594/Human-Touch Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:26:56 GMT Last week it was my birthday. It was a fantastic day surrounded by family and friends (and maybe even some fools, to complete the three Fs). I received countless messages via various channels; Facebook, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, phone calls and emails. Birthday wishes that came from Facebook and Link... Project Managers are (mostly) implementers https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52759/Project-Managers-are--mostly--implementers Fri, 29 Mar 2019 09:28:59 GMT I recently completed a survey to analyze my problem solving profile. This is based on a research-based instrument named Basadur which has been developed from fundamental theory and empirical data from a large sample of people working in a broad cross-section of organizations. In short, four ... 74-343. Journey to get certified in MS Project https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/47470/74-343--Journey-to-get-certified-in-MS-Project Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:38:57 GMT Almost two years ago I posted a thread in the Discussions community asking for advice towards achieving the Microsoft Certification in Managing Projects with Microsoft Project (https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussion-topic/46131/74-343-Test--Ms-Project---Tips-and-or-Recommendations-). Seve... Project staffing, not begging! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/42801/Project-staffing--not-begging- Thu, 31 May 2018 10:21:17 GMT One of the challenges typically faced by a project manager in a matrix organization arises during project staffing. A quest to allocate resources to the projects begins! Although a process should be in place to ensure a smooth and efficient project staffing, in several occasions there are external a... Amsterdam Metro Line Project https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/37725/Amsterdam-Metro-Line-Project Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:38:51 GMT The first blog I posted (https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-post/29357/Successful-projects----predicted-) dealt about whether a reliable model could be developed in order to predict project success. The motivation of this second blog is to share a few thoughts about a project that will be soon c... Successful projects... predicted! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/29357/Successful-projects----predicted- Fri, 05 May 2017 08:34:50 GMT I recently came across an attention-grabbing paper titled “Dance hit song prediction” (Journal of New Music Research, Vol. 43, 2014). In this research, the authors developed a predictive model to evaluate the likelihood of a new tune to make it to the chart’s Top 10.  For that...