The Many Uses of a Barometer

January 9, 2010

As I have alluded to in some of my past posts, the way we think about and approach a problem is critical in achieving an effective solution. Many of us with technical backgrounds have a propensity to rush to closure on a solution that seems obvious to us, mostly because we have been educated to view the world in terms of mathematics and achieving the prescribed “correct” solution.  Along that line, I like to share a story: Read the rest of this entry »

Dysfunctional PM Discussions

September 8, 2009

Have you ever been engaged in conversation with others and, although you are on the same topic, you aren’t quite communicating, it seems the points being made are running in different directions, it seems the more you talk the more divergent the conversation becomes, it seems the conversation is becoming pointless.  Project management discussions can foster such disconnections. But wait, there’s more