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PM Insights – July 2019 Briefing

Here is an example of my monthly PM Insights briefing. If you would like to sign up for my briefing, click here. Project Management Insights Four thoughts on #ProjectManagementInsights * The way in which we do project delivery is changing. The era of the big-bang transformation and delivery is dead. Rapid, hybrid solution delivery is ascendant … Continue reading PM Insights – July 2019 Briefing

50 for Fifty Charities August Update

Again, I was to thank everyone who has continued to provide me names of charities to support for the “50 for Fifty Charities” project. Please keep sending me charity recommendations for donations! Here are the five organizations we supported in August 2019: Kentucky Avenue School – http://www.kentuckyavenueschool.org McGuire Memorial – http://www.mcguirememorial.org Women’s Center Beaver County … Continue reading 50 for Fifty Charities August Update

50 for Fifty Charities July Update

Thank you everyone who has continued to provide me names of charities to support for the “50 for Fifty Charities” project. Please keep sending me recommendations for donations! Here are the ten organizations that we have donated to in the last couple of months: Tull Family Theater – http://www.thetullfamilytheater.org Rukmini Foundation – rukminifoundation.org City Bureau … Continue reading 50 for Fifty Charities July Update

Adoption of Design Thinking

In mid-April, I presented at the Design Thinking 2019 conference in Austin, Texas on “Translating Design Thinking into Effective Project Management”. My presentation was part of the “beginner track” and I shared the room with Andy Vitale (of Sun Trust) and Jason Gaikowski (of VMLY&R). The goal of my presentation was to help the audience … Continue reading Adoption of Design Thinking

50 for Fifty Charities – March’19 Update

Thank you everyone who has suggested charities to support for the “50 for Fifty Charities” project. Please keep sending me recommendations for donations! We had a family discussion today and decided on the first group of five non-profits/charities to donate $50 each. In no particular order, they are: Animal Friends – http://www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org Project Managers without … Continue reading 50 for Fifty Charities – March’19 Update

Leadership Guidance from Jamaica

I recently attended LearnFest Caribbean 2019 in Kingston, Jamaica. It was a top-notch project management conference with a festive environment and an excellent line-up of inspirational speakers. The conference was held under the theme “Level up and Set Yourself Apart”. I want to highlight the leadership guidance from the opening keynote speaker, Hon. Floyd Green, … Continue reading Leadership Guidance from Jamaica

Project Manager as an Asset Not a Taskmaster

Several months ago I participated in a lecture panel discussion at the Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design. My role on the panel was to bring a project manager’s perspective on design projects, specifically for development of software applications in the healthcare sector. One of the key messages I shared with the graduate students was … Continue reading Project Manager as an Asset Not a Taskmaster