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Show Me the Reports
By Ann Drinkwater
A few years ago I wrote about outsourcing considerations ( and another article on cultural considerations ( These ideas still hold true and possibly more so, in our ongoing efforts... Read More»

How can one size fit all?
By Margaret de Haan
I've been discussing a lot of development philosophies lately, and I find it amazing how many people think that one methodology (theirs) is superior to all others in all situations.... Read More»

The Benefits of Documentation
By Ann Drinkwater
As a practitioner and supporter of agile and lean, I am a strong believer in doing things for a reason and only those things that add value. So when it... Read More»

The Amazing World of E-Mails
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
Isn't technology wonderful? I have a friend who works in Papua New Guinea and through the wonders of e-mail we have instant communication. I just type out a few words... Read More»

Assumptions: Your Get Out of Jail Free Card?
By Brian Irwin
"The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal."... Read More»

We Received The Wrong Equipment Again? Put A Stop To It.
By Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B
What Does The Owner Want? As a consulting engineer we recently did a project where the specification called out asbestos gaskets. Knowing that asbestos has not been used for years... Read More»

Managing with Impact
By Randy Englund
I've recently been thinking about many lessons learned while working in high tech new product development. With regards to management, leadership, and team building in a project environment, please allow... Read More»

Managing the Common Cold... as a Project
By Margaret de Haan
In that all of us long-term Project Managers see just about everything as a Project, I decided to put this to the test. As you can probably guess, I'm presently... Read More»

The Importance of Early Role Definition
By Ann Drinkwater
If you ever hear, “we’ll figure out who should be involved or who does what later, we have plenty of time”, you should immediately document this thinking as a project... Read More»

The Balance Between Risk and Scope Creep
By Margaret de Haan
Recently, I have put in a delicate situation with a client whose project is behind schedule, and bugs still exist in the deliverables’ functionality. With this client making demands for... Read More»

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