Author Archives: Accidental PM

Hands in the blood

It is a phrase that was much used in my last office and its intent was very simple. In every project, there were a number of key people that would be cornered, coerced, or cajoled into giving a definitive answer … Continue reading

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Be Lazy to do More

Very enjoyable article in this week’s Schumpeter blog in The Economist: In praise of laziness and the benefits of “masterful inactivity.” The basic premise: “Businesspeople would be better off if they did less and thought more.” Rather than lean in, as … Continue reading

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Oh my, grandma. What big teeth you have…

UP (Unified Process) seems to have appeared in the late 90’s, as part of the increasing acceptance of Agile processes, and describes itself as an iterative and incremental approach within a set life cycle. UP initially focused on collaborative development … Continue reading

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A Series of Unfortunate Events – Human Resources… or Remains

Ah, HR – how doth thou hate us… At least that’s how it feels. Starting with my swift demise to the slow grind of selecting a new role, I have had plenty of contact with HR. (They used to be called … Continue reading

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Much Ado about Nothing?

With the exception of anyone studying for the PMP, I doubt anyone else noticed that as of this summer the PMI cut fully over to the latest incarnation of their Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – The … Continue reading

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