Strategic Misrepresentation?

I was doing some research today on project cost overruns. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of high-profile examples of massive project failures when it comes to cost.I was particularly intrigued by an article entitled "Underestimating Costs in Public Works Projects: Error or Lie?" by Bent Flyvbjerg, Mette Skamris Holm, and Søren Buhl. Just the term... Continue Reading →

Spell Checker is Not Always Your Friend

I was in Milwaukee delivering a project management workshop on Monday. During a break, one of the participants just started roaring with laughter.He was reading his e-mail. I wondered, "What could be so funny? "He told me, "I just got a message from a co-worker asking for help. Instead of saying 'sorry for the inconvenience'... Continue Reading →

Brain Rules Mindmap

If you've participated in one of my project management workshops you've likely heard me refer to mindmapping. It's a great technique for personal and team brainstorming.You may also have heard me refer to one of my favorite books from last year: Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School, by... Continue Reading →

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