Category: Transformation

Problems vs solutions

Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution

Really? Yes, really. No business is perfect, and it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of new solutions and technologies. But no solution is a panacea. It can be tempting to start making changes to your business based on what you hear about the success of your competitors who are using the “next big […]

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Project Plan Creation Using Probability

This is the second of a 5 part series using probability and other tools to successfully plan and manage projects. Part 1 – Task estimating using Probability  Part 2 – Project Plan creation using Probability Part 3 – The Mechanics of using Probability to build a project plan (coming soon) Part 4 – An easy […]

I’m a Consultant, Should I Get My PMP?

The Project Management Professional or “PMP” certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) is the most common and widely recognized project management certification available today. According to the May 2017 issue of PMIToday magazine, there were 761,905 certified PMPs as of March 31, 2017. PMI offers several other certifications as well, including the Certified […]

Task Estimating Using Probability

This is the first of a 5 part series using probability and other tools to successfully plan and manage projects. Part 1 – Task estimating using Probability Part 2 – Project Plan creation using Probability Part 3 – The Mechanics of using Probability to build a project plan Part 4 – An easy way to […]

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From Platoons to Projects…it’s All the Same

As the end of the week approached, I was in a conference room with my project team in a downtown Dallas high-rise tower working to resolve an issue on a mission critical IT project. The very next day, I was in south Texas leading a platoon of troops in an air evacuation exercise. Our mission […]

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Change – What’s In It For Me??

The answer is not a new bottle of Tums. Research findings from Gartner1, Prosci2, and other highly reputable firms, consistently substantiate change management. More specifically, managing the people side of change is a leading factor in having the most impact on the ROI of projects. Lack of structured change management is called out as a […]