Systemation Blog - Part 5
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. […]
December 2, 2010

Estimating: Why We’ll Never Get It Right

Estimating . . . predicting . . . forecasting, these are three different words with three things in common. They establish a position on the future […]
October 8, 2010

You Can’t Manage a Project While Working in it

No person starts their professional career in the role of project manager. Project managers usually have spent years as a member of project teams, contributing directly […]
September 10, 2010

Do Your Project Stakeholders Resemble Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

Most projects start off with low levels of stress and lots of congeniality. Meetings are filled with give-and-take where people are amenable to differing views and […]
August 19, 2010

You Need a Translator on Your Project Team

All projects have one thing in common, a communication gap between the visionary and the creator. Visionaries come in many forms. They may be an innovator, […]
August 4, 2010

So, You Can’t Get People to Use the Software Tool

You hear about it all the time. Organizations invest in a software tool and then struggle with its adoption. It could be project management, customer relationship […]
July 15, 2010

The Elusive High Performance Team

In the 80’s high performance teams were the craze. Project management was just coming into its own and teams were getting more and more attention, but […]
July 7, 2010

The Shortest Path to a Good Project Management Methodology

You look across your organization and see a wide variation between your good project managers and the weaker ones. Everyone seems to be doing their own […]
June 16, 2010

Holding People Accountable (Part 2)

Even if you follow all the practices laid out in Holding People Accountable (Part 1), you may still find team members failing to deliver as promised. […]