Project Practitioners

A practical view of common issues, and how to deal with them as well as tips and techniques from the field in the world of project, program, and portfolio management.
The 70x10 Rule of Project Management
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 4 minutes “It's not the amount that counts, it’s the plan that counts” – Jim Rohn Recently, an email caught my eye from one of my many subscriptions.... Read More»

Let It Come to You
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “Don’t mistake activity for achievement.” – John Wooden The experience of writing a book can be painful at times. You sit in front of the computer... Read More»

Leading Organizational Change
By Alan Zucker
I spent most of my career in management, leading teams in fast-paced, ever-changing companies. I have a lot of experience with organizational change. I led teams through reorganizations. I have... Read More»

Detachment is the Key to Leadership
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes This story begins in the fourth grade. Pokemon Red and Blue were released for the Nintendo Game Boy. I became an instant fan and even started... Read More»

Jungle vs. Farm: What's Your Environment?
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Amal Easton, a Renzo Gracie black belt and owner of Easton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, recently appeared on a podcast to discuss his martial arts journey. While... Read More»

Stages of Learning: The Jeet Kune Do Way
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes One month ago, I wrote an article discussing the endless cycle of being a newbie in an everchanging world. If you strive to get better, learning... Read More»

The Style of No Style
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “All styles require adjustment, partiality, denials, condemnation, and a lot of self-justification. The solutions they purport to provide are the very cause of the problem because... Read More»

The Mind and Body of Project Management
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 4 minutes I had an English professor my sophomore year in college that said something that will always stick with me. In a rant about athletics, he stated... Read More»

The Lean Restaurant
By Alan Zucker
Go to Boston. In the Beacon Hill neighborhood, you will find the Paramount Restaurant. The Paramount is both a great eating experience and a fine example of Lean production. The... Read More»

The Accidental Project Manager
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “As a player, you really don’t understand everything that’s important. So when I started coaching, I went over that one situation in my mind – where... Read More»




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