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March 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Celebrity Apprentice Episode 3: Girls Behaving Badly

This week’s Celebrity Apprentice was an object lesson for just how badly people can handle conflict. Women are particularly guilty of avoiding conflict so they won’t have to hurt anyone’s feelings.

Cyndi Lauper has…


Added by Susan Lyle Dodia on March 31, 2010 at 3:53pm — 1 Comment

CEO's that fail successfully

I agree the title is a bit intriguing. failure and success are antonyms.

that are expressed together.However in a CEO's profile stranger things

than this are possible. The reasons for success or the failure cannot

be factored correctly.

Still based on my experience and learning, I have tried to enumerate

certain factors for the success and failures. I know it is in complete, I

request my friends to contribute and complete… Continue

Added by Shyamsunder Panchavati on March 22, 2010 at 6:51am — No Comments

Mark McGwire, Project Management, and Coming Clean

It's hard to not hear about major events in today's 24/7 news cycle, whether you want to or not. I can't say that I'm a Paris Hilton fan but it's really hard for me not to hear about her current adventures. By the same token, I doubt that even those indifferent to sports did not hear about Mark McGwire's recent (if belated) admission that he took steroids during his halcyon home run hitting… Continue

Added by Phil Simon on March 21, 2010 at 7:38am — No Comments

Celebrity Apprentice Episode 1: What’s The Big So What?

The premier of the third season of Celebrity Apprentice certainly provided lots of grist for the gristmill and the portent of intriguing things to come.

Several themes emerged during the first episode, which had the teams (divided by gender) run a New York diner for a few hours:

  • Cindi Lauper was an ineffective leader for the women’s team and Holly Robinson Peete demonstrated the concept of “emergent leadership” in the vacuum left in Lauper’s wake.
  • Bret Michaels,…

Added by Susan Lyle Dodia on March 17, 2010 at 10:59pm — No Comments

IT driven projects have a higher than average failure rate.

As the technology around us becomes more and more complex the failure rate of projects seem to be increasing. Especially in the realm of Health Care IT.

My experience, albeit limit compared to some, indicates two trains of thought.



Added by Tony Askew on March 17, 2010 at 1:48pm — 3 Comments

PM in Japan

I have just returned from Japan - I was attending a Japan Academic Forum organised by the US PMI, which was intended to put PMI GAC accredited Management Schools - I was representing Boston University - together with Japanese Universities to discuss collaboration, student exchanges, teaching PM in Japanese Business and Engineering Schools, etc...

The interesting thing - and this is something of a paradox - is that the Japanese academics suggested that they could not interest…


Added by Dr Steve Leybourne on March 16, 2010 at 7:40am — 3 Comments

Celebrity Apprentice Blog Series

Sunday, March 14th marks the premier of the third season of Celebrity Apprentice on NBC at 8:00 PM CST. The only show on television, scripted or unscripted, about the discipline of project management, it is fascinating for those of us who toil in the trenches of the triple constraint. The celebrity quotient just makes it that much more…


Added by Susan Lyle Dodia on March 10, 2010 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Need something done? Strangely, you should give it to a busy person.

My friend Greg says that if you really need to get something done, give it to a busy person. Why? Because busy people know how to get things done. People who aren’t busy will take FOREVER.

Busy people get so much done because they

1. like to work

2. like to finish things

and most importantly, they

3. understand the essential principles of their team, group and projects.

Because they understand these essential…


Added by Patrick Roux on March 10, 2010 at 4:47pm — 1 Comment

How to use social media to help manage a project?

This post is an elaboration of my interview conducted by PMI which will be featured in the upcoming March 2010 issue of PM Network magazine (PMPs on FB OMG!).…


Added by Ryan Endres on March 5, 2010 at 9:39am — 2 Comments

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Right now a new book is evolving. I want to invite you to read and give us comments to make this a great book. In an agile spirit we will deliver new parts of the book in an iterative way. The first part of the book has just been released.

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Added by Tomas Gustavsson on March 5, 2010 at 9:33am — No Comments

Do You Have a Bad Boss?

Added by James Robbins on March 4, 2010 at 10:41am — No Comments

Techniques for Creative Team Thinking: Multi-Voting

Multi-Voting is a useful technique for helping your team rank or prioritize a list of options. It is particularly useful if the first choice or top priority is clear, but you can’t get your group to agree on the 2nd and subsequent priorities.

The basic premise is quite simple: each participant gets to cast multiple votes on a list of options. If the list is static, one not generated by the group, this can even be done before a brainstorming meeting.

The Card…


Added by Susan Lyle Dodia on March 2, 2010 at 9:50pm — No Comments

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