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 All too frequently, we are presented with choices where we need to make a critical decision. Those decisions can have profound impacts for the businesses we are employed by, the type of work that we do, the people we work … Continue reading


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“If you always do what you have always done, you will get what you always got.” Einstein, Twain, Ford have all been credited with this very powerful quote about change, and yet it really does not matter which of them … Continue reading


Thanks to all of you who attended Watermark Learning’s webinar Seven Ways to Build Trust for Successful Requirements Elicitation. This is Part 2 of a three-part series of questions and answers that were not addressed during the webinar. Question 1: … Continue reading


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Requirements writer’s block – it happens to all of us at some point.  Writer’s block is a condition where an author loses the ability to produce new work.  Requirements writer’s block may happen for several reasons including: a lack of … Continue reading


Thanks to all of you who attended Watermark Learning’s webinar Seven Ways to Build Trust for Successful Requirements Elicitation. Thank you for the outstanding response. I do apologize that we didn’t have time to address all the questions during the … Continue reading


I read a funny quote the other day, actually a list of Paraprosdokians that my friend Hal Korff sent. (Thanks, Hal.) It goes like this: “The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” It’s … Continue reading


Virtualization.  It’s no longer a question of do you work virtually, but how much of your day is spent working with others with whom you have little or no face time.  Frankly, this can appeal to our less-industrious selves.  How … Continue reading


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We live in a land of bigger is better, faster is more, stronger is best, and working harder is a way of life. In the world of projects, bigger may not meet the actual needs of the business, faster prevents … Continue reading


The ability to influence others is a requisite skill for any project professional.  It sure would be handy to be able to march around and dictate that people do this or that, but the fact is, when team members tell … Continue reading


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As I was listening to the song “Sowing the Seeds of Love” by Tears for Fears the other day, I was first reminded that I truly am a child of the ’80s (non-big hair movement mind you.  It also reminded … Continue reading