Applying Project Management Principles to the COVID-19. Project Part 2: Planning

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In my previous article I described that in early 2019, the Trump administration should have initiated multiple projects to address an pandemic.  For example, a project charter to “Recommend Future Stockpiles of Personal Protective Equipment, Ventilators and Hospital Bed Space” would: 1. Identify and quantify current stockpiles of PPEs including gowns, gloves, masks and other… Read more »

Managing and Leading Millennials

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Millennials have grown up with cell phones, laptops, internet access, and a highly socially-networked world.  They grew up being told they are “special” and as a result tend to be confident, entitled, and sometimes even narcissistic.  50% of millennials consider themselves politically unaffiliated, job satisfaction matters more than monetary compensation, and work-life balance is considered… Read more »

Ethical Approach to Leadership

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I’ve always felt that before you can lead a team you must first understand human behavior and specifically what motivates a typical team member. In Daniel Pink’s book Drive he summarizes studies performed by psychologists Harry Harlow and Edward Deci in 1971 and another study that carried out by professors at MIT in 2017.  He… Read more »

Kanban Essentials: Improving How We Work

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Kanban Essentials: Improving How We Work by Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP Agile practices are sweeping through the project management industry and are being used in software development, organizational leadership and even news reporting. According to the Standish Group, agile projects are 4-times more likely to be successful than traditional waterfall projects. Lean and Kanban practices… Read more »