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2010 in review

January 2, 2011


The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was […]

Request For Quotation (RFQ)

July 27, 2010


A Request For Quotation is a seller selection process where the buyer knows what they need and specifies quantity, terms, even target price.  It is a companion, complimentary seller/vendor selection tool to the Request For Proposal.  You might use a RFQ at your work place and not even realize it.  For example purchasing 100 copies […]

Acculturation in Organizations

June 21, 2010


“Welcome to the company, Kaite!” says Kenneth. “Thanks, I just finished the 3-day orientation session” says Kaite. “Did they talk about the Kentucky Derby taboo?” whispered Kenneth. “Uhh…no.” said Kaite confused. “Don’t ever mention it! The CEO lost all his savings betting on Trippi ten years ago. Actually, it’s best never to mention the names […]

Constructive Dismissal

May 20, 2010


Barney always smelled bad, nobody could read his writing, and his team members found it creepy how he stared at their cell phones. Peter is the project manager whose team includes Barney and ten other people. Peter wants to get rid of Barney, but doesn’t want to fire him. Instead, Peter decides to enlist the […]

Q1 + Q2 = H1

May 19, 2010


Project managers that work with cost management and budgeting are probably already very familiar with their organization’s fiscal year (FY). The fiscal year is broken into quarters (which are time periods of three months each since there are twelve months in a year). The first quarter is abbreviated Q1, the second Q2, and so on. […]

Values of the IIBA

May 18, 2010


We’ve posted a number of well-read entries on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) code of ethics, and today we turn our attention to the International Institute of Business Analysis’s (IIBA) values. A copy of their values can be found at The four core values of the IIBA are: Respect, Integrity, Shared Vision, and Innovation.  […]

PMPs Make More Pay

May 17, 2010


The Project Management Institute has made available its PMI® Project Management Salary Survey – Sixth Edition. One may purchase the survey results at for $150 for non-members of PMI. PMI’s publication, PMI Today, provides an overview of the survey results. It includes the statement that “in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, France, […]