Why Written Word is Foundational to Progress

Why Written Word is Foundational to Progress

How is Written Word Foundational to Progress? You’ve certainly heard the saying: The pen is mightier than the sword But why is it? Why does written word accompany the success and progression of a person or society? Well, the answer is really quite simple, at least that is what is...
Which Came First, the Product or the Pledge?

Which Came First, the Product or the Pledge?

What drives value? Has it changed much in recent years? Well, of course values themselves have changed because they’re always in flux. What clients want one day, they may not want the next and vice versa. Something that is highly captivating, or trustworthy generally is considered of value. Why is...
Why Do We Love Lean Today?

Why Do We Love Lean Today?

Well, I’m not the expert on the subject because I didn’t invent the concept, but I’d like to share a few observations of mine… I believe in a global culture that is in a state of massive content influx, minimization of that content is inevitable if the information is to be successfully...
Creativity in a Process-Driven Industry

Creativity in a Process-Driven Industry

Information Technology, Project Management; the linear implications of these terms abound ad infinitum. What if the linear implications of these terms are more a fault of ours than a strength? By ours, I mean those of us that sell, develop, implement, and support these products and services. Perhaps it is...
Customer Service and Your Best Products

Customer Service and Your Best Products

You’ve got a great product. It’s your baby. You’ve raised it up, and set it free. A lot of people like your product and you deliver quite consistently to all those people who just want it shipped to you. If that is where you are, great! In fact maybe you...
Product Value and Your Sales

Product Value and Your Sales

Would you sell your product to your friends? Would they still be your friends? Would you buy your product from a stranger? Just a few criteria to think through the value of your product. Value transcends monetary value, and isn’t always quantifiable. Value is perceived worth; that is ultimately what...
The Low Cost of High Quality

The Low Cost of High Quality

  Quality is cheap, really cheap. After putting a lot of time into the little details of your last proje The proof is in quality failure though. If you blow a client away with stunningct, it doesn’t really feel that way though, does it? Quality may not be cheaper up...
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Pinterest: More Than You Needed to Know About Recruits

It may sound like an odd place to find top talent. A place like Pinterest would probably turn most hiring managers away. But what if there were a way to use social media sharing activity as a means to recruit top talent? Of course, any place where people are gathered could be a possible means...
Why I Wrote the Project Management Guide for Information Technology

Why I Wrote the Project Management Guide for Information Technology

As a utilitarian, my mindset around work and objects that have intrinsic value tend to look at the functional pieces to gauge value at the expense of aesthetic or social value. That was and is my philosophy behind the Project Management Guide for Information Technology. I’ve read a number of project management books, and reading them cover...

Excellent Post on Stakeholders and Complexity

Thought I’d share this writeup. This is one of the best analyses I’ve seen of the current state of Project Management and team leadership in general. The hard and fast laws of the past are more of a loose framework to which we apply service, leadership, and social capital. Enjoy: Stakeholders and Complexity