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Social Media for Supporting Projects

by Hal on June 1, 2009

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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I did an interview with Bas de Baar via Skype video. We discussed how my company is using collaborative tools in support of our clients’ projects. Enjoy!

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Pursuing an Elegant Foreword

by Hal on May 28, 2009

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Did you catch the Foreword to In Pursuit of Elegance? Guy Kawasaki wrote, “Less is the new more.” Easy to learn: symmetry, seduction, subtraction, and sustainability. Very valuable to do. Step 1: Read Matt’s book!! just 140 keystrokes.

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Lean Project Blog 50 Posts and Growing

by Hal on April 25, 2009

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The Lean Project Coaches hit the 50 posts mark on Friday. Quite a milestone for just 6 weeks blogging at Coaches Corner. They are writing on all aspects of lean projects. Tap into that for your projects.

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Beginner’s Mind Leads to Mastery

by Hal on April 23, 2009

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Chris Slivon shares a bit of her journey in being a lean coach in the post
Knowing and Not Knowing where she and others write for Lean Project Consulting’s Coaches Corner.

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Do You Kaizen?

by Hal on April 16, 2009

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Turn daily kaizen into team sport to turbo charge results!

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Learn about TWI the Basis of Lean

by Hal on April 15, 2009

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Learn about the TWI approach from the only Senior Master Trainer in the US. Patrick Graupp will introduce you to this landmark program: Webinar.

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Adopt this mnemonic for your project environment. Thanks Matt for writing about it.

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Raven is consolidating project management hash tags for use on Twitter. Thank you Raven!

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All Ya Gotta Do Is Ask

by Hal on March 25, 2009

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Read the latest story of how green meets lean, or should I say kaizen? It’s a Wall St Journal article that you don’t want to miss.

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Let’s Speak so We Can Be Understood

by Hal on March 25, 2009

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It irks me when people play games with their writing. It wastes the readers’ time, turns them off to what one has to say, and creates idealogical warfares. Write clearly…for the readers. Sorry for this outburst. Let’s speak (and write) so we can be understood. Our projects will benefit from [...]

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Multi-task Your Way to Mediocrity

by Hal on February 19, 2009

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Another voice on the perils of multitasking

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Goals You Never Hear About

by Hal on January 26, 2009

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Seth Godin writing on everyday unstated goals…the ones that keep us from getting anything worthwhile accomplished.

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Can Ford Be Lean

by Hal on November 24, 2008

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Will the UAW help save Ford? Get behind Ford’s experience in Brazil.

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Comments on PMI and PMBoK from Josh Namkviel

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QnEK Is the Antidote to the 8th Waste

by Hal on October 14, 2008

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How do we engage our team mates? Use QnEK. Make project work safer, easier and more interesting.

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Become a Student of Project Management

by Hal on September 28, 2008

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Looking for something more to squeeze into your life? Head over to pmStudent. Josh Nankivel has invited authors and bloggers to share their views and advice on learning PM. I made my first post on Friday: HBR Shares How to Move Your Stalled Projects Forward.

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Construction Software Selection Checklist

by Hal on August 23, 2008

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Houston Neal offers a high-level feature comparison checklist for beginning a software evaluation.

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Wisdom from Professor Rao

by Hal on August 22, 2008

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“Smart organizations make difficult things simple,” from Bob Sutton’s Work Matters.

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Think Visual

by Hal on July 20, 2008

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Check out Dave Gray | info, a new website giving attention to ways of meaning, thinking and working by the founder of XPLANE and chief blogger at Communication Nation.

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Who Knows Engineers?

by Hal on July 14, 2008

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Curious blog We Know Engineers on A/E firms. Worth checking out.

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Comparing Lean and Agile

by Hal on June 29, 2008

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Scott Reynolds writing at Tales from the SharpSide, “Lean forces you into a culture of quality. Agile is about interactions and people, and Lean is very much concerned with tools and processes.” Read more about Lean vs. Agile…

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Glen Alleman’s Models of PM Success

by Hal on June 24, 2008

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Glen makes two big claims:

If you don’t have a credible plan and schedule, with a handle on the cost all the “soft” skills won’t get you back on track
If you don’t have a definitive description of what “done” looks like, so the “soft skills” class won’t make those appear

Have a look at his comprehensive stand [...]

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Read Robert Sutton’s Blog

by Hal on May 16, 2008

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Let Robert Sutton challenge your thinking

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Humility Makes Toyota Different

by Hal on February 20, 2008

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Toyota people think and talk differently. That coupled with humility set them apart from the rest of us.

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Lean Project Management

by Hal on February 19, 2008

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Lawrence Leach continues to masquerade CCPM as lean project delivery in his latest book Lean Project Management.

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