Category: Project Management

Episode 6: Software Change Does Not Equal Culture Change

Performance or Operational issues within an organization can indicate a poor software platform...but they can also signal management or cultural issues at the organization.

Episode 5: What We Have is a Failure to Communicate

Communication is vital to any project, but especially to Software Conversion Projects. How can you keep the lines of communication open?

Episode 4: Cleanup in the Data Aisle

Your data is a mess. Should you clean it up pre-conversion or post-conversion? How do you decide?

Episode 3: You Want Me to Change?

Neglecting Change Management is a common hiccup in Software Conversion Projects, and it's a serious flaw.

Episode 2 – Conversion Teams Assemble!

In the second episode of my Honest Conversation About Conversions series, I explore the importance of assembling a good software conversion team, and who you should include on the team to ensure a stress-less conversion.

Ask a Stupid Question!

Friday is Ask A Stupid Question Day, so let's celebrate by asking questions!

An Honest Conversation About Conversions

Conversions are always challenging, both for the conversion team and for the business undergoing the conversion. But in my time working on conversion projects, some common themes emerged that have a big impact on whether a conversion will go smoothly or not so smoothly. I'm going to share these themes with you, to help you make your next conversion as stress-less as possible.

Ready…Set…Study!

The New Project Management Guiding Text is due next month...but that doesn't mean you have to wait for it to prep for your Project Management Certification Exams.

From Public to Proprietary

The ties that bind you when you are working within a Proprietary environment present challenges both to your organization and to your own career management strategy.

Project Management vs. Management

Ever worked in a place that felt directionless? Like there was no Captain of the Ship? That's a business without effective Project Management.

Who is Minding the Gaps?

Why are the benefits of good project management undervalued? Project Management suffers from a marketing problem. We should call Project Managers what they are: Bridge Builders.

Project Management and Legos

Emmet isn't an expert in anything. But he is a planner and coordinator; the submarine shows what happens when a project is poorly planned.

Good vs. Great Project Management

It takes guts for someone to say "No" to something. But a great project manager isn't afraid to kill a project that does not fit with the bigger picture.

The Necessity of Conflict

By banning conflict from project meetings, how much are you losing?

The ESC Workplace: Enjoy the Show!

Successful organizations keep communication flowing in both directions, including tough conversations.