Archive for category Project Management

Ask “Dumb” Questions!

The fear of asking “dumb” questions has undoubtedly led to some of the most notorious failures in recent history.  I’m sure if you really analyze any major business failure, you will find that somewhere along the lines someone had a hunch that things were in trouble, or were not what they seemed to be on […]

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Are Your Projects Uneventful?

A couple of years ago I read a letter to the editor in Engineering News-Record (ENR) written by the lead structural designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.  SOM was the structural engineer of what is currently the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai.  In an earlier ENR article about the […]

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12 Traits of Successful Project Management

I wanted to share some thoughts from a good book that I recently read.  It’s called Scrappy Project Management: The 12 Predictable and Avoidable Pitfalls Every Project Faces by Kimberly Wiefling. The author describes scrappy as leading without a title, taking risks, doing the right thing, having steely resolve, making a difference, and totally committed […]

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