About twelve years ago, my friend Mark and I set out to make an independent film. We had no idea how difficult this would prove, thank God. If we had, trust me, we never would have tried. It was awesome, but also, it was hell.
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford Hey! Eyes up here! Take a look around in your next meeting or brainstorm. How many eyes are locked on you as you’re speaking? Are you hearing tippy tappys from happy keyboards? Rest assured, that person focused [...]
My very first position as a project manager was with a company that could be called hectic, if I was being polite. For all that organization lacked in stability though, I did learn a lot about project management. One of the most valuable things I learned was the importance of goals to a project’s success. [...]
Is it better to work somewhere where you love the work or love the people? I’ve certainly seen things from both sides. This time last year, I might have opted for the former…but now… I’ve worked in the arts where the work was fascinating and inspiring. The problem always came into play when having to [...]
A few weeks ago I attended a project management leadership and communication class, given by Lee Lambert, one of the founding members of the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification program, which is recognized as the “world standard in the profession of project management” – so, Lee’s a pretty big deal in the world of project [...]
As I started to contribute to this blog, one of the things that I wanted to talk about was what the qualities were which I think make a good (or bad) project manager. These are based on my own experience as well as what I have seen or learned from the project managers with whom [...]
When last weekend began, I had no idea what was in store for me. I knew I had a lot to do but I didn’t think I would be helping my sister-in-law pick out a washing machine from Sears. I knew her washing machine was old and experiencing problems, as she had been [...]
Last week at at GameOn team lunch we played Exquisite Corpse – a parlour game in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold to conceal part of the picture, and pass it to the next player to continue with the picture. Here is our art!