People, Projects, Organization - Systemation Blog - Part 10

People, Projects, and Organizations

April 29, 2010

Don’t Ask For Permission When Forgiveness is Easier

You’ve heard it said that electricity follows the path of least resistance, so why shouldn’t this principle apply to our decision making too? We’ve all been […]
April 14, 2010

Five Pillars of Practical Project Management

Really? With such a preponderance of project management literature it is hard to believe there are only five pillars of practices that a PM has to […]
April 8, 2010

When Has Documentation Ever Saved Your Butt?

We spend lots of time and energy covering our butts. Documents and emails are generated to record agreements, records are created for tasks we work on, […]
March 26, 2010
late or underestimated project

Was Your Project Late or Underestimated?

It’s amazing how a simple tool such as a project schedule, with multiple tasks and a project completion date, can create so much shame or joy […]
February 23, 2010

Is Your Project Schedule Dynamic?

Most everyone starts their project with a schedule. They define the work that needs to be completed in the form of activities with varying levels of […]
February 3, 2010

Baselines: A Valuable Tool in Life and Projects

We’re all very familiar with baselines in life. We may not call them by that name, but they’re all around us. They tell us when we […]
December 15, 2009

Project Management ROI

All project managers see their job differently. Some are very lofty in describing their role; others seem lost still trying to discover it. There is talk […]
December 12, 2009

How Work Gets Done

Most organizational leaders are compensated for executing on strategy and maintaining daily operations. While true, this is an overly glorified way of presenting their job description. […]
November 24, 2009

Writing Good Requirements

Writing good requirements is frequently portrayed as a unique skill to business analysts, it’s not, it’s a unique skill to good writers. Requirements are simply a […]
November 11, 2009

Got a Strategy? – You Need Portfolio Management

Putting a strategy together is very rewarding. Whether it’s for your division, department, or small business, it gets you thinking about the future and all the […]