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August 9, 2012 - 13 comments

What’s your set up?

From where I stand, at a small agency, there are 4 major function of a PM's role:

  • Fostering Clear Communication
  • Project Planning and Maintenance
  • Time and Budget Tracking
  • Resource Planning

That list is proof that project management creates a perfect storm of activities that no single app can handle. Right now, our PM setup is a collection of tools that are good for a single purpose within project manager. I am in the middle of assessing the tools we use and find myself wishing for the unicorn of all apps. (We all know unicorns don't exist, right?Read more

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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