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Ahh, the good old days. It’s easy to reminisce. Back when CIO’s were known as DP managers and their word was law. Keepers of the key to the old centralized mainframe systems were gods. Their will was done by all. Want a report? Sorry – that’s got to be done by our centralized staff. What? You need access rights to some data? Sorry – our database manager will get to you soon. You need a…

Stay tuned.¬† I’ll be blogging from the floor of the Microsoft Project Conference in Phoenix this week¬† as Microsoft kicks off its promotions for what’s to come in the next year with Microsoft Project, Project Server and Portfolio Server. Over the next few days, the Non-Disclosure agreements for much of what is in Project 2010 will expire and we’ll be able to talk a lot more about what you’ll find in the next version of…

In today’s world of instant gratification it is hard for some to understand the level of investment that must be made in order to reap the benefits available from an enterprise project management system. Some would prefer to follow the path of least resistance even if that means those benefits are not available.

So many project managers do the original schedule of the project, the planning and then start the project and run by the seat of their pants from then on. I can tell you how many projects I’ve seen with the schedule never updated. Project management isn’t just the planning.

The Dakota Indians have a saying – “If the horse dies, dismount” which you figure would be obvious. Why then do so many project managers keep trying to save a project that should have been made into glue ages ago?