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June 11, 2012 - 4 comments

Project Management Tetris

I loved Tetris as a kid. I played the gameboy version for hours. I now have it on my phone and iPad and find myself playing it when I'm on a flight, or bored, waiting for something to happen (which is never these days). Whether I'm playing the game a lot or not, the idea of making tiny boxes fit in neatly and clearing out rows of work in ingrained in my brain. It's what I do on a daily basis when sorting out who will work on what; it's what we often call "resourcing." And it's one of my biggest project management challenges, for sure.

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May 27, 2010 - 1 comment.

Keeping it real: working with contractors

Before I get started…

Have you ever been in a relationship where you were not fully sure that the other person was 100% committed? Paranoid that they were kissing someone else behind your back? If yes, I hope you weren’t married. Or, I hope that it turned out you were just paranoid and nothing was going on. In any case, if you are familiar with that feeling of paranoia, you might understand where I am trying to take this really lame analogy. Read more