Coming in to Rescue the Failing Project

Here's the scenario... Someone in the organization is leading a project that is going south fast. Forget about what made it all go wrong. It could be…


How Not To Manage Your Remote Team of Developers

The team over at TopTal recently wrote about how NOT to manage your remote team. Since the team here at Viewpath is entirely remote, and scattered…


What if the Project Customer Just Can't Test?

This is a common frustration for me as a PM....customers who are completely unable to test or lack the personnel to do it or have no idea what they…


Future Hopes for Project Management Innovations

Thinking about what might be coming down the pipe in the not too distant future can be fun. Have you tried it? I can look back to 1985 (ok, for me…


The One Project that Really Needed a Do-Over

Looking back, this project has taken on a mind of it's own...but trust me...it was a horrible experience at the time as well. Nothing like I had ever…


How Bad is Cybercrime and What is the Impact?

Cybercrime is real. It's real in the big data services we use, it's real in the big stores we buy our groceries and household items in, and it's real…


When Customer Expectations Must be Reset

We all hope that customer expectations have been accurately set coming out of the sales process. Ideally, the customer will have a draft project…


5 Tips to Consider for Remote Project Managers

I’ve been managing projects and consulting engagements remotely, virtually and with distributed teams for about ten years now.  While it is very…


How Successful was Your Last Project?

As project managers, we can't ever afford to rest on our laurels. It's not as if we really ever get any laurels, but that's probably fodder for…


Managing Every Project to a Successful Outcome

Ok, that's really not possible...I realize.  I'd like to think it was, and by my estimations, based on the 3 main ingredients to project…