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The Value of Domain Expertise: Football By Football

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I used to hear from many project pros that all that was really needed for project leadership success was command of the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK). But as the quote from the PMBOK Guide (3rd edition) in the post suggests, the full PMBOK itself is just one element of what must be understood and used. No dice.

Is the PMBOK Guide a standard if it is always changing.

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He points out that the PMBOK Guide 4th Edition no longer discusses the Triple Constraint — yes, I was shocked it was missing too! He wonders if the PMBOK Guide : …is not a standard if it is always changing!… When an organization hires a newly certified PMP based on the fourth edition of the PMBOK. Not really.

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The Value of Domain Expertise: Football By Football

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I used to hear from many project pros that all that was really needed for project leadership success was command of the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK). But as the quote from the PMBOK Guide (3rd edition) in the post suggests, the full PMBOK itself is just one element of what must be understood and used. No dice.

SAP SME Portfolio Précis

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Podcast Link — Enterprise IT: Inside an SAP customer

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Being accountable as a customer

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Tout your winners

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My two cents worth…

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PM Quote of the Day — Winston Churchill

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Puzzles vs. Mysteries

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? The book is a collection of his New Yorker pieces; he also includes a few key updates and notes that bring the articles up-to-date. We can’t find him because we don’t have enough information. Listen.

Stop. Look. Listen.

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Listen. He points out that: In a stressful encounter, you may have less than two minutes to gain control and salvage the situation. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Bookmark me! Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer

Another pitfall of the Golden Rule

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? When we treat others as we would like to be treated, it may or may not be well received. If it is not well received, we consider the others to be ingrates, and so the downward spiral begins. Listen.

The only time Crossderry will beat Herding Cats

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Thanks Nicole… One must, however, wonder about a list that has me listed above Glen , Bas , Rich , Elizabeth , and Craig. Or we’re Borda Ranked and we’re indistinguishable in rank.

The cost of control

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Asking vendors partnership-promoting questions

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Service and technology providers are integral parts of many projects, but too often I see them treated like arms-length vendors rather than true partners. What might prevent you from hearing that praise?

Help others answer “their” questions

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Can you talk more about such questions and how they can be used to reinforce accountability? Gary Cohen: One of the most important questions leaders can ask is, “Whose decision is it?”

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Driving change in this kind of climate will be very challenging for Jim [Snabe] and Vishal [Sikka]. Hasso stalks the product halls? What…monetize? Isn’t that what sales people are for?

Whose “truth” are you after?

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Wow, Leo Apotheker's gone already?

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Posted on February 8, 2010 by Paul Ritchie Unbelievable that Leo Apotheker has already fallen on his sword. Didn’t Peter Zencke fall on his sword for this already? Anyway, absurd. But what then?

Shiny, happy objects all around

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Seth Godin uses the concept to get us focused on our goals and milestones. This post shows [again] why Seth is one of the wise marketing minds. Many, of course, only sell that shine.

PM Quote of the Day — Yoda

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? One Response craig , on December 12, 2009 at 1:17 pm said: What a loaded phrase! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Bookmark me! Zen, PM, and Life Blog at WordPress.com. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer

Week 4 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? I’ve made higher and higher scores on some of the multi-player games, but unfortunately I can’t seem to save and track my ongoing progress on those. Weight — Down 4.5

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Using questions “within” your personality

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? The second topic in my Q&A with Gary Cohen , author of JUST ASK LEADERSHIP: Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions , focused on personal transformation. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Bookmark me!

PM Quote of the Day — Leo Tolstoy

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit Filed under: PMO Tagged: | Leo Tolstoy , PM Quote of the Day « HR and Commitment-phobia Don’t bad mouth SAP project managers to me!

Sound and fury, signifying nothing

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Communications practices are a gold mine for the troubled project prospector. You might as well tell me: “Dig here… plenty of goodies buried in this team, project, etc!&# Have a nice weekend.

Best and Worst Project Names « Crossderry Blog

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? You’ll get a decent name if you work with an experienced OCM crew. However, the most effective names I’ve seen weren’t focus-group tested so to speak. The name conveyed danger and privation.

Portents of Impending Doom

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? How do you know if a project or program is going off the rails? IMO, the first signs show up where you might expect, in communications. Portents of Impending Doom [.] Portents of Impending Doom [.]

Week 3 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Weight — Down 3.5 lbs from week 2 (253.5 from 261) Wii Age — Forgot to measure this week… will assume I’m still at 55. Finally, I’ve started the WiiFit strength training.

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Week 2 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? lbs from week 1 (257.5 from 261) Also, I forgot to mention that I’ve started work on my balance and coordination capability with my Wii Fit. Wii Age — Down six years from week 1 (55 from 61).

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PM Quote of the Day — Harold J. Smith

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Smith Posted on November 3, 2009 by Paul Ritchie More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them. Smith , on November 3, 2009 at 1:21 pm said: [.]

PM Quote of the Day — St. Thomas Aquinas

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Thomas Aquinas Posted on October 30, 2009 by Paul Ritchie Beware of the person of one book. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Bookmark me! Zen, PM, and Life Blog at WordPress.com. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer

Owning your change program

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? I don’t buy it. I believe that the number one success factor for leading change is YOU (emphasis Melissa’s). I agree. But can a change leader stop at formal approval? I love the questions you posed.

“Just Ask” Leadership

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PM Quote of the Day — Joseph F. Newton

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Newton Posted on October 2, 2009 by Paul Ritchie A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Bookmark me!

MIT formula for uncertainty: pad your estimates

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Hogarth and Anil Gaba’s Winter 2010 article in the MIT Sloan Management Review (full article here ). Or more properly, I hope that this Forbes excerpt — Why Forecasts Fail. That part makes sense.

PM Quote of the Day — Truman Capote

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PM Quote of the Day — Anonymous

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PM Quote of the Day — Jane Austen

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