I'm still in my adjustment period to my new position at the University of Oregon Libraries. However, I'm hoping to spend more time focusing on project management. I read this Andy Jordan article this evening on projectmanagement.com and it certainly strikes home for me. Jordan suggests that project managers (and any manager leading a PM) ask the "so what" question when evaluating problems: "When they find out that there’s an issue—a delay, bug, additional expense, lost resource, triggered risk, etc.—they should try and understand what the implications are."
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"Nothing so sharpens the thought process as writing down one's arguments. Weaknesses overlooked in oral discussion become painfully obvious on the written page.”