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The Problem with "Get Creative"

As leaders, we’re often asked to navigate our teams through difficult project waters. More often than not, the project management triumvirate of Time, Cost (Resources), and Scope are all fixed, allowing little latitude to even the most seasoned managers. Quality cast away as but a mere afterthought, delivered as fenced in by the three walls of Time, Cost and Scope. You’ve done everything...
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Know When to Fold 'em: Poker, Game Theory, and the Rise of the Machines

Last month, a team of researchers from the University of Alberta unveiled a statistically unbeatable poker playing program named Cepheus . Cepheus has reportedly solved heads up limit Texas hold 'em , a restricted, two person variant of the popular card game. Not only did Cepheus arrive at a solution (a solution in this case is defined as a strategy that is guaranteed to not lose money) it...
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Exceeding Expectations in Daily Communications

As a project manager consultant, there are so many things that I enjoy about the role: meeting new people, learning new businesses, interacting with individuals throughout an organization, being exposed to new technologies, delivering results -- I could go on. But there is something I look forward to every day at the client site: striving to create quality interactions (what I call QIs)...
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What Cooking Taught Me About Programming

Some of my best programming lessons in college didn’t take place in a classroom or in front of a computer… they took place in restaurant kitchens preparing food. The similarities between food service work and software work are more similar than they are different. A Place for Everything The very first lesson I experienced while working in a kitchen was observing how the kitchen and...
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Embracing Essentialism: 5 Ways to Accomplish More by Doing Less

It’s around this time every year that I like to take a moment to reflect on what I have accomplished, understand where I may have fallen short, and start getting excited about all I plan to accomplish over the next 12 months. Historically, when building out my plan for total domination in the New Year, one common theme has been evident. MORE . I always plan to Do More, Be More and Accomplish...
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