To offer some context, the interior of the monument has a stone spiral staircase that has 294 steps taking you to the top of the 221′ foot structure – basically a twenty story building. Read More
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I was driving to Massachusetts yesterday from New Jersey. It’s always a fun trip, and I typically take a longer route across the Tappan Zee Bridge to avoid New York’s traffic. This time I wasn’t in much of a rush, and I hadn’t been across the George Washington Bridge in years, so I figured, why… Read More
Project-based organizations with mature processes and experienced project managers working on low-risk projects may not seem . . . Read More
A few years ago I found myself assigned to a new department within an organization. Upon arrival, I hardly had time to find my desk before I was being pulled in multiple directions for meetings about the various projects for which we were responsible. By the time I was able to get my bearings, I… Read More
If my regular commute to work is 60 minutes, a severe amount of traffic may double that amount of time to 120 minutes. Could a total absence of traffic reduce the regular commute by an equal amount, all the way down to 0 minutes? Not likely. Read More
One common misconception that I was guilty of subscribing to is that while qualitative risk analysis always has some degree of subjectivity, quantitative risk analysis should remain strictly objective. My school of thought has since shifted that there is no such thing as truly objective data with which to conduct such an analysis, because if… Read More
I have been down in Virginia this week for some training and had some time to talk with some really smart people, something that I always enjoy. One of the topics that invariably pops up in the greater D.C. area is government contracts and the administration thereof. It all started with discussing how difficult it… Read More
One area of project management that stumps a lot of people is how we come up with the probability and impact data for quantitative analysis. This is something is seldom discussed in the PMBoK, or even PMI’s Practice Standard for Project Risk Management. In fact, it is summed up succinctly in two paragraphs under Data… Read More
A few years ago, I did something weird. I fell in love with a concept. I was studying Business Process Management, and one of the key aspects is defining processes. If I had to describe this concept in three bullet points… Read More
I have seen technical risk described in many ways. One definition that I am particularly fond of was written almost ten years ago. In 2008, Mike Cottmeyer wrote… Read More