Systemation Blog - Part 4
February 7, 2013

Failed Projects: Does Management Really Care?

When projects fail in your organization what happens? Is there a lot of drama and shaming of those involved? Does the project manager’s reputation suffer? Most […]
January 4, 2013

Respect The Project’s Natural Life-Cycle

There is a project joke that has been around for years… There are six stages of a project: 1.  Enthusiasm 2.  Disillusionment 3.  Panic 4.  Search […]
November 10, 2011

Four Functional Disciplines Needed on All Projects

All projects have a set of common characteristic by definition: they are temporary endeavors undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. Because of this, […]
September 8, 2011

Too Many Projects on Your Plate?

It used to be that we would hear of people managing three or four projects at a time. Now we are hearing of people who are […]
August 22, 2011

Four Crucial Factors for Schedule Integrity

Receiving project schedules is nothing new to us. We get them all the time. They can be for a project we are dependent on, have a […]
May 26, 2011

Enough is Enough: Planning is Important, BUT…

Over and over we hear how inadequate we are in planning our projects. Lots of people judge it to be this way because they think project […]
April 14, 2011

Struggling To Define Your Project Approach?

It doesn’t seem that hard to define a project’s approach. It’s just a description of the project strategies for achieving the project objectives. Simply stated it’s […]
April 7, 2011
profile of good project manager

What’s The Profile of a Good Project Manager?

Management often wishes they had a very clear mechanism for identifying candidates who will turn out to be better than average project managers. They know that […]
February 3, 2011

Use Metrics to Diagnose Your Project’s Ills

Nobody likes dealing with a sick project, but we have all been there and done that. Some projects start out sick and stay that way for […]
December 17, 2010

Momentum – The X Factor in Project Success

In physics, momentum is a term used to describe a mass in motion. In competition it’s used to indicate which side has the current upper hand. […]