It was one of those rare 30 degrees C, grey cloudy days in Bahrain as I sat and watched my son play after school footie. The young lads jostled, tumbled, puffed and panted with full expression as they pounded up and down the field tirelessly after the ball.
My PM mind began wondering and drawing parallels with adults and project team dynamics back in the office. The referee, alias the Project Sponsor, was pacing up and down eyes fixated on the boys, blowing his whistle as and…Continue
I have a confession to make. Early in my career I was a bit of a job hopper. If I did not like how things were going or I felt it was time for a bigger raise, off I went. Of course that was a much different time and lucky for me, jobs were plentiful. I was also new enough to the field that each move did guarantee me a 10% or even greater salary increase.
By the way if you are still wondering what is the big confession? The admission that I was a job hopper is it; sorry if you…Continue
Added by Margaret Meloni on June 20, 2011 at 6:33pm — No Comments
We were nearing the end of a lengthy and complex implementation. If we missed our deadline, an impending lawsuit was looming over our efforts like an angry cloud thick with rain. It was team meeting time.
We reviewed the list of deliverables again to ensure nothing was missed. There were two ancillary deliverables for this project that had not been discussed in awhile because they were both marked as…Continue