Organizations are increasingly embracing agile to best meet their business needs and successfully manage projects. Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions provides those interested or involved in innovation, project management, product development, software development or technology management with an authoritative roadmap to easily and quickly implement Scrum, the most popular agile project development and… [Read More]
by Pete Trainor
Digital technology. It has crept into our lives, and so deeply has it penetrated us, that it has completely redesigned it. In the deep oceans and the high skies, it is now as elemental in our landscape as the wind and falling rain. It’s not going to stop. Due to the way civilisations progress, we… [Read More]
Why Are Breakthroughs So Rare? Everything scientists do is intended to lead to discoveries. No coincidence, we reward scientists who make meaningful discoveries with things like the Nobel Prize. Clearly, discoveries are the universal holy grail of science. Yet strangely, close to 100% of scientific efforts fail to discover anything. Why? And why does no… [Read More]
Julia James has spent most of her life hiding in plain sight. For her, the cello was a way to get past a hellish childhood. Even now that she is one of the top cellists in the country, and a contender in the most prestigious, high-stakes music competition in the world, she hopes no one… [Read More]
by Scott Gordon
Don’t become roadkill on the road to energy independence. In this hard-hitting expose’, solar industry veteran, Scott Gordon, reveals how to navigate the treacherous waters of today’s residential solar energy marketplace. Should you buy or lease? How do you pick the right contractor and the best equipment? In a world of fast talking solar salesmen,… [Read More]
Do you want to increase your audience for your audio, podcasts, videos, live events? Check the book, Sound Is Not Enough: Captioning as Universal Design. Businesses, media owners and producers, event organizers, educators, employers, those considering careers in captioning and interpreting, and anyone interested in improving communication and information access will find this book useful… [Read More]
Project Management is, in many ways, like flying a kite.
How do you design and construct it so that it’s lifted high and strong by the wind? What do you do when it gets snagged in a tree, lands on the roof of a house, or is tangled on electrical wire? How do you retrieve it while keeping it intact?
Similar elements come into play when executing a project. Successful delivery may be affected by obstacles such as erroneous engineering, defective equipment, late arrival of materials, personnel turnover, among others. While prior planning does indeed help, it takes a skilled pilot to build, fly, rescue, and bring down the kite safely throughout the course of its journey, just like it takes a skilled Project Manager to successfully deliver his (her) project.
Like flying a kite, effective project management requires technique, experience and skill to finish the project on good terms. With a combination of practical wisdom borne of decades of experience in international engineering and project management, Why Is It That My Kite Won’t Fly? offers a wealth of research and results-based suggestions for optimizing your approach to project management in a wide variety of sectors.