From Kaikaku to Abenomics: When Lean-Kaizen just doesn't cut it

From Kaikaku to Abenomics: When Lean-Kaizen just doesn’t cut it

There’s no doubt that Lean and specifically the idea of Kaizen and its emphasis on continuous improvements have taken off within the manufacturing industry and…

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Webinar: The Anti-FrAgile Foundations of Project Management - PMI Agile COP

Webinar: The Anti-FrAgile Foundations of Project Management – PMI Agile COP

I’ll be giving a webinar on “The Anti-FrAgile Foundations of Project Management” for PMI’s Agile Community of Practice on November 12, 2014 from 10 AM…

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Seems IT jobs are still hot!

Seems IT jobs are still hot!

I no longer work directly in IT, but it seems despite the global economic downturn and commoditization of many IT functions, there’s still a red…

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The Fallacy of the PMP® credential: Sufficient but not necessary

The Fallacy of the PMP® credential: Sufficient but not necessary

I have written ad nauseam about the PMP credential on this site and have whole pages with links to tools to help individuals pass the…

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Webinar: The Accidental Project Manager on Sept 4, 2014 @ 8 AM PST

Webinar: The Accidental Project Manager on Sept 4, 2014 @ 8 AM PST

I will be giving a webinar for The IT Metrics and Productivity Institute (ITMPI) on how I became an “accidental project manager” which I think…

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What Does Not Kill My PM Career Only Makes it Stronger! - Speaking at PMICIE tonight

What Does Not Kill My PM Career Only Makes it Stronger! – Speaking at PMICIE tonight

I look forward to speaking at tonight’s PMICIE dinner meeting on a topic that is close to my heart!  Since who cares if you’re an…

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Building PM mastery: Teaching PM classes at UCLA and Redlands - Fall 2014

Building PM mastery: Teaching PM classes at UCLA and Redlands – Fall 2014

I’m very honored and excited to be teaching the Fall 2014 classes in project management for the project management certificate program at UCLA Extension and…

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Over-regulations are killing our ability to think for ourselves!

Over-regulations are killing our ability to think for ourselves!

I ran into this article in The Economist about a book recently published titled “The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken…

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Speaking at HITEC 2014 - June 23, 2014 - LA Convention Center

Speaking at HITEC 2014 – June 23, 2014 – LA Convention Center

I will be presenting a boot-camp workshop on how to effectively manage projects at HITEC 2014: It is the largest trade show for the hospitality…

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Speaking at PMI-OC's 25th Anniversary Event - June 7, 2014 - The Hero's Journey

Speaking at PMI-OC’s 25th Anniversary Event – June 7, 2014 – The Hero’s Journey

I’m very honored to be a speaker at the PMI Orange County Chapter’s 25th Anniversary event: My topic will be “The Hero’s Journey: An immodest proposal…

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