Quote of the Day — Gerald Ford

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything […]

Ten Quotes for Today

“Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he’ll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he’ll have to touch it to be sure.” –Murphy’s Law
“Anything you lose automatically doubles in value.” -Mignon McLaughlin
“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in […]

Are We Done Yet? Program Hand-Off and Closure

Programs can often span many years from start to finish.  Completion for a program manager takes many levels and many forms.  When you think about it, there are four possible program closure scenarios you may need to address as a program manager.  Two of the scenarios are pretty good things and the other two address premature termination of […]

Quote of the Day — Zach Weiner

“Everyone has something to hide and usually no one cares. By surveilling everyone, you catch the benign breaches of law and taboo. If the public are all guilty, the executive part of the government can selectively enforce laws, essentially giving them both judicial and legislative power, which defeats the whole point of separation of powers.”

From: Saturday […]

Unbreakable Rules for Project-based Work

Know what you are doing: Make sure there is a project plan.
Know why you are doing it: Make sure the objective is clearly defined.
Be prudent, honest, and prepared: Few organizations have limitless budgets, prudence, honesty and common sense are critical.
Plan to your strenghts: Make sure you have the right team for the project.
Know how to navigate: […]

End of project questions

ProjectSteps: End of Project Review/Audit Questions

Project Audit Questions

The project audit questions are broken into four topic categories: project management practice, critical incidents, project results and suggestions for the future. These questions cover the major categories of importance for most projects. However, if for a particular project an important category is missed, additional questions can be proposed […]

Lincoln's Lessons: Think Things Through

Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. Certainly the study of exemplary leaders is one way to learn the lessons. Michael McKinney provides a good analysis of a lesson to be learned from Abraham Lincoln.

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog @ LeadershipNow

In Lincoln’s first inaugural address, he said, “Nothing valuable […]