Over the years I have received a number of questions from project managers expressing the challenge of sharing bad news with their management. “No matter what the potential benefits might be,” one said, “I’ll be fired if I share news that bad.” No matter what your work environment, it seems that some people are better at sharing bad […]
In 1966, the original Batman TV series came on the air. It lasted only 120 episodes but it changed a culture in ways that last to this day. In the world of Batman and Robin (played by Adam West and Burt Ward), there was a ‘bat’ solution to everything. No matter what the problem, Batman […]
Is There a Pilot Onboard? is my latest article on Microsoft’s TechNet. The article talks about the benefits and challenges of software pilot programs. You can see other articles in the From the Trenches column I’ve been writing for years on the TechNet site.
I’ve been writing for Microsoft’s TechNet website on the subject of enterprise project management. You may have seen the column called “From the Trenches” which got going out of all those articles. They have been available from the Microsoft Project and Project Server sections of TechNet. Microsoft has decided to elevate all that writing to […]
I am delighted to see another of my articles in the “From the Trenches” column on Microsoft’s TechNet. I’ve been doing these pieces for the Microsoft Project technical area of the the TechNet website for a number of years and am very flattered that they continue to ask for them and, even better, publish them! […]
Successful EPM system deployments often come down to how well you’re managing the project. This article is an evolution of one written originally for Microsoft’s TechNet back in 2008 and talks about making your roadmap to success just like you would on a road trip using your GPS.
Microsoft has published another article of mine on TechNet. This article is called “Cancelling your project without cancelling your career and will be of interest to both project managers and timesheet administrators as well, of course, to those managing stage gating processes, project management offices and project portfolios