Category Archives: Project Management

taxis and a trolley in Lisbon, Portugal

Making a Choice

You may recall the episode of Seinfeld in which Kramer describes transporting a severed pinky toe to the hospital to be reunited with the toe’s owner. He has opted to take a city bus on which a man pulls out a gun. The bus driver

taxis and a trolley in Lisbon, Portugal

Making a Choice

You may recall the episode of Seinfeld in which Kramer describes transporting a severed pinky toe to the hospital to be reunited with the toe’s owner. He has opted to take a city bus on which a man pulls out a gun. The bus driver

Doe River Bridge

Halfway There

December is the time of year when many review the year that is just about to end and make personal resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. For those of us who work in education, it may also be the half-way point

Doe River Bridge

Halfway There

December is the time of year when many review the year that is just about to end and make personal resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. For those of us who work in education, it may also be the half-way point

A Project Underway

Project Management as a Core Competency for Librarians

Projects—and the need to manage them—permeate libraries. We migrate catalogs and implement new discovery services. We start new chat reference services and new training programs for our front line staff. We establish new campus delivery services and shift the collections. We

A Project Underway

Project Management as a Core Competency for Librarians

Projects—and the need to manage them—permeate libraries. We migrate catalogs and implement new discovery services. We start new chat reference services and new training programs for our front line staff. We establish new campus delivery services and shift the collections. We

Motella the Dog, Contemplating Winter

Pandemic Proofing Your Project

With flu season in full swing, your mind might be on your workplace plan for keeping operations afloat even with high employee absenteeism. Whether your organization calls it a continuity of operations plan (COOP), a business continuity plan (BCP), or just

Motella the Dog, Contemplating Winter

Pandemic Proofing Your Project

With flu season in full swing, your mind might be on your workplace plan for keeping operations afloat even with high employee absenteeism. Whether your organization calls it a continuity of operations plan (COOP), a business continuity plan (BCP), or just

Dead Tree

Project Management is Dead

A podcast by E-Commerce Times’ Dana Gardner about technology projects got my attention. In it, Ron Schmelzer, of the advisory and analysis firm ZapThink, says: “We think that the whole idea of project management is just an increasing fallacy in IT anyway.

Dead Tree

Project Management is Dead

A podcast by E-Commerce Times’ Dana Gardner about technology projects got my attention. In it, Ron Schmelzer, of the advisory and analysis firm ZapThink, says: “We think that the whole idea of project management is just an increasing fallacy in IT anyway.

Superheroes

Organizational Culture and Project Management

  Organizational culture:  “A pattern of shared basic assumptions that the group learned as it solved its problems of external adaptation and internal integration, that has worked well enough to be considered valid and, therefore, to be taught to new members as

Superheroes

Organizational Culture and Project Management

  Organizational culture:  “A pattern of shared basic assumptions that the group learned as it solved its problems of external adaptation and internal integration, that has worked well enough to be considered valid and, therefore, to be taught to new members as

Looking up

Learning from Action Learning

I became aware of action learning as a participant in an executive leadership program. Just this year as I returned to action learning as a team coach, I realized that action learning has something to teach me as a project manager.

Looking up

Learning from Action Learning

I became aware of action learning as a participant in an executive leadership program. Just this year as I returned to action learning as a team coach, I realized that action learning has something to teach me as a project manager.