“I’ll let you know when I’m finished.”
One of the most frustrating things I hear when dealing with project managers is that they are unable to tell if a project is 5%, 25% or 95% complete, due to the ambiguous, ever-changing nature of the task at hand. Apparently, since the work is always changing, it’s impossible [...]
I really despise sycophants. You see them everywhere. They’re at work, of course, currying favor with bosses and coworkers by heaping nothing but praise upon the less-than-deserving. They can be overt or subtle, but they are there. At best, people will state that these folks “never have anything bad to say” and consider them to [...]
Part II – Follow Up
Part I gave background information on a client who was having problems with a project manager. This is a follow up to that post.
Since the first post was written, we met with the project manager (we’ll call him Jim) to discuss the situation. Jim certainly recognized he was having [...]
Think of implementing best practice initiatives within your organization as a project you would manage just like any other project. Research your options – there are lots of businesses within and external to your industry who are already using best practices – and definitely do not shortchange the planning process.
Follow these tips for a [...]