So I want to introduce you today to a groovy new book by Harvard Professor Teresa Amabile and her equally accomplished husband, Steven Kramer. It’s called The Progress Principle, and I think it contains a lot of important lessons for project managers.
The primary [...]Read more and share your opinion →
Okay, so yesterday I got a bit snarky and went on a terrible rant about poor Prince Humphrey and the abysmal negotiation tactics that got him into trouble. Today I wanted to calm things down and talk about negotiation a little bit. I have some specific suggestions for new negotiators that might help [...]Read more and share your opinion →
This is the story of Prince Humphrey.
Once upon a time in the fair Kingdom of Avonblechshire-upon-Stoakley there lived a handsome prince named Humphrey. He was a very well meaning chap, and very happy-go-lucky. On his days off, he often frolicked in the Fields of Tralagagme chasing butterflies and writing rancid poetry. When he [...]Read more and share your opinion →
Before the knowledge I inhaled over the weekend evaporates forever and I’m left a shell of a man, I thought I’d write down my thoughts on preparing for the PMP exam. If you’re gearing up for it, some of what I say might be helpful (or not). The best I can give you [...]Read more and share your opinion →
The other day I wrote a response to Elizabeth Harrin’s post about measuring the success of project management training. I’ve been thinking about that post off-and-on since I wrote it. I’ve especially been thinking about the example I gave about a stakeholder who doesn’t want to box himself into [...]Read more and share your opinion →
So, I was just over on Elizabeth Harrin’s blog, rabidly trying to catch up on her posts (she’s one of my favourites) after crunch week at university. While I was there, I caught her piece, Is Project Management Training Really Effective?
In the post, she presents some research that indicates project [...]Read more and share your opinion →
(A guest post by Kristen Riley, of Villanova University)
So, about a week ago, I wrote a piece where I began what I expect to be a long ramble on soft skills that would span multiple blog posts. Well, this week I received a mail from a reader who offered her own take [...]Read more and share your opinion →
I enjoy working on my resume about as much as I enjoy sticking my hand down the garburator to pull out a fallen spoon. I loathe the exercise, and it makes me break out in a sweat.
What makes it worse is the fact that I grew up “knowing how” to write a resume a [...]Read more and share your opinion →
I'm Geoff Crane. After 22 years in the trenches of a lot of tough projects, I decided to change direction a little bit and focus on sparking ideas in the vibrant field of project management.
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