Project Management Basics – Chapter 1 - Overview

The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker, Management Consultant and Author “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group Why do we start projects? The PMBOK® tells us that a project is a “temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.” But why do we do them? The PMBOK® answers that question by stating that projects are done to drive change, enable b

Project Management Ethics and Professional Conduct – Part 4

“To expect life to treat you good is foolish as hoping a bull won't hit you because you are a vegetarian.” Roseanne Barr “The world isn't fair, Calvin." "I know Dad, but why isn't it ever unfair in my favor?” Bill Watterson, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury This blog is going to discuss the “Fairness” Standard referenced in the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. All quotes below are from the PMI Instit

This Has Been Done Before??

“Study the past if you would define the future.” Confucius “If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree.” Michael Crichton I was in a meeting a few days back with some extraordinarily smart individuals who were trained in some highly technical areas, and we were discussing the best way to govern something. I made the comment that we didn’t really need to come up with anything new. While the fact pattern was