Lessons for the New Year

I don’t know if you retrospect on a regular basis. I do. (I know, you are so surprised!) Andy Kaufman asked me to share my biggest learning for his podcast. Take a listen to The Most Important Lesson You Learned Last Year. I’m pleased and proud to be in such good company. Thanks, Andy!

Does Agile Work Because We are Optimistic?

I read the Business Week opening remarks, How Optimism Strengthens Economies.  See this quote at the end: the group of people who turn out to be most accurate about predicting how long it will take to complete tasks—and how likely they are to succeed—are the clinically depressed. Optimists underestimate how difficult it will be to succeed. …

Schedule Games Affect Your Ability to Manage Programs

Months ago, Debbie asked this question, “Do you have any comparative analysis on the disciplines (project management and program management) that you would like to share?” To me, program management is the ability to take a project or a series of projects and manage those (see Program Management: Multiple Projects With Multiple Deliverables) in the …