7 Pernicious Lies About Business Analysts

Confession: I spend an inappropriate amount of time daydreaming that I’m a contender on a project management-themed reality show. Over the years, my imagination has perfected the sets, fine-tuned the cast, developed each episode’s twist, and painstakingly selected each judge. It even has a name: “PM Gladiators.” In each show,

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7 Ways to Prevent Bad Vendor Choices from Ruining Your Reputation

In business as in life, getting in bed with the wrong partner can have devastating consequences. While companies can recover from the occasional vendor blunder, the people in charge (or perceived to be in charge) of such decisions pay higher consequences. A bad vendor decision is like an SBD toot;

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Noob’s Guide to Project Survival, Part 1

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Pandamonium Penelope and the Pink Hippopotamus

  According to my therapist, I need to learn to breathe. She means this literally. A non-neurotic human being takes between 5 and 12 breaths per minute. According to this app, I take around 22. So I’ve been microwaving this hippopotamus every night and putting it on my stomach to

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How to Parry the Peter Principle

The Peter Principle [n.] In a hierarchy, the tendency for employees to rise to their level of incompetence. Success [n.] Final placement at your level of incompetence The first time I picked up a copy of The Peter Principle, it was to find an explanation (any explanation!) for the infuriating

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