Is it a Project or Operations?

Projects are temporary endeavors that seek a unique result and then. Operations are repetitive and aim to keep everything running.


Validate Critical Data

“Validate Critical Data”.  I don’t remember what wise teacher I learned this from but it is one of those sayings that always goes through my head when I’m jumping into a new project. After many years it continues to be an important part of my project management success (when it is done right) and an unfortunate contributor to my project failures when it is neglected.

Running Effective Project Meetings

DOs and DON’Ts for Running a Successful Meeting Project managers have a responsibility to ensure their project meetings are efficient and effective. I think any meeting organizer should understand that their first job is to minimize the time away from the ‘work’ and maximize every second of each person’s time in the meeting room. Managing…

Communication – The Formula for Success

“What we’ve got here is … (a) failure to communicate!” Strother Martin, taken from the movie “Cool Hand Luke” N(N-1)/2, where N=#of team members or stakeholders on the project This is the formula for identifying the number of communication channels and is frequently a test question for Project Management certification. What it means to project…