I start every year by writing two lists of goals: one for my work and one for the rest of my life. I am a list maker, so it isn’t…

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In my last post, I wrote about the first thing I do when I take on a new project as the project manager (or whatever that particular organization calls “the…

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My third article for Chronicle Vitae went up last week. It is about how improving your personal productivity is both simple and hard. I’ve gotten a lot of nice responses to…

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Status reports have a bad reputation these days, conjuring up images of the useless boss in Office Space asking for the TPS reports. I’ve certainly seen status reports used more for…

Read More In Defense of Status Reports

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I was recently asked to take over the management of a project that was already running.  This wasn’t a rescue mission- the project wasn’t failing, exactly, but it wasn’t finishing…

Read More Picking Up a Project Mid-Stream

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I am the sort of person who thinks thing through and comes to understand them more thoroughly by writing about them. I have long-standing interests in management (of people and…

Read More Setting Up a New Online Home

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