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 →
So what does a project manager have in common with a terrorist negotiator? Well, if they’re both doing their jobs right, they’re driving specific behaviours from the people with whom they’re working. That’s right, a hostage negotiator’s job is to get a terrorist to act in a way that the negotiator wants them to. Do [...]Read more and share your opinion →
This post picks up from my previous one on negotiations, and adds some more of my thoughts on the actual process.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 →
Well butter a cowpie and upchuck your beer, I just passed my PMP exam!
And so my weekend from hell is over.
As I mentioned in my Friday post, I decided to go for my PMP since I’m in this weird life transition. Having credentials seems to beat not having credentials in terms of opening [...]Read more and share your opinion →
Many of you have been asking me behind-the-scenes, “dude, what’s going on?!” It’s true, I kind of dropped off the face of the earth recently, so I’d like to let you all know what’s been happening.
Well, as many of you know I’ve been grappling with the job search recently, and it hasn’t [...]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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