research to connect projects of all size
Change – it is all that we do…
I am on a mission of change. This website hosts my perspectives on change – and why I consider all intended change as a project.
We are all project orientated – intent on change. It is what makes the human condition unique. Every project we interface with, but fail to see, reveals risk – as conflicting goals.
What follows is an ongoing enquiry. Can our modelling of projects be linked, to better guide all scales of intended change?
Projects | People | Risk
reframing our boundaries
connecting project thinking
HROs and mindfulness practice have more than passing resemblance
why do people behave so badly on social media?
Sensemaking – a contemporary reminder of the importance of culture, context, and creative thought when making sense of human interactions
Biology, behaviourism, control v | b | t This is a completely different argument of how behaviour can be addressed. It sits in conflict to the ordering of cause and effect I have reflected upon elsewhere. Visibility of this difference an important part of future assessment needs. As an address of behaviour however, it hasContinue reading “Living without free will”
Psychology subject map – how some of the major parts connect
A trickster mask unpacked This is how I created the Trickster image that ends each of my blog entries. I also share some other work to emerge from the same learning journey this represents. I do more than just work and research from my desk… There is a dabble of psychology here. A reflection uponContinue reading “Show and tell”
attitude is a hypothetical construct but offers one perspective towards behavioural assessment
a bedtime story – play on words
The golden rule – a uniting sentiment from every well intended change.
real time use of v | b | t to inform better questions of a failure that effects us all.
Flow – from Csikszentmihalyi to Vervaeke – and what our projects can learn from both
Project controls – more than a contract. A critique of the Construction Playbook as a work in progress not a shared win.
Is singular truth possible – preparatory discussion notes
A model of pain (for our projects?)
My personal lowest moment – shared for World Mental Health Day
Judged by your personality or your friends? Acting up, acting out, or acting according to social norms.
My first week back inside a university – without leaving my front door. Early impressions of being a remote access student.
9 months searching for the right question. Job hunting in 1994.
Moonlighting for Project Chatter Podcast. Guest blog will appear here.
what not knowing does not excuse
A is Authority in RACI
Accountability stays at home
your word travels further than you
Tipping point as a connection to projects influencing projects
guilty as charged – a very male sentiment of all that is bad close to home
Part II of Risk Savvy introductions and a reflection upon Reference Class Forecasting
are we all guilty of defensive decision-making. An introduction to the risk savvy alternative
can two messages be presented at once?
Tracy Brower PhD – a blogger of note In this note, I present a body of blog materials that I have enjoyed reading immensely. I have summarised many of the blogs, and used my categorisations of v | b | t to create a reference note I can revisit and reuse. This note is whollyContinue reading “Secrets at work (happiness)”
Is empathy the first leadership quality to nurture in us all? In this blog, I argue that both misery and empathy love company. But that does not mean the Company should blindly love more empathy, or assume misery is therein opposed. This blog is inspired by a response I posted on LinkedIn this weekend. AimedContinue reading “Em-pathetic leadership”
A reflection on how quickly change finds us as we age
Let’s hope for driverless cars, if these are our choices A critique of Keir Starmer’s vision of where Labour is headed under his leadership. I love a good essay. Once the most eloquent way to present an account. A reasoned version of a truth. Some of the most captivating narratives of the English speaking worldContinue reading “The road ahead”
understanding starts with self – the goodness at low tide
Why is the truth in construction so hard to agree…?
Freshers’ week at 18 vs Freshers’ week at 48
Introductory remarks about Klein and Meckling paper of 1958. How early to commit to a plan
Being prepared to think again
Lessons from a leader.
the case for leadership being part of the control framework, not sitting beyond it
v | b | trust
With a few days yet before I rely upon my academic betters to once more guide my learning, I find myself seeking passages from older text that I doubt my psychology syllabus will stretch to. Here are a few lines from one of the stalwarts of applied learning, Francis Bacon. Like all sciences before it,Continue reading “Francis Bacon saw through it”
National scale trust addressed by visibility and behaviours towards a single truth
Socratic discourse – retracing some steps
A basic comparison of similar domestic projects to introduce how to question the control framework to project need.
Every headline proves it The human condition gives us a choice. A means to weigh up options. A means to keep to our task or allow the constant distractions move us to the next. This is not unique. Any animal reacts to its external situation, if it is to survive to enjoy the next mealContinue reading “Everyone fails”
Being more present requires us to be adaptable. Roles can be defined but just having a role is not the same as being a part. Be available to do the work, and invested in ensuring what is needed can be done. Be situationally aware, so able to show the shared achievement. not just the effort you put in.
The forever student back to uni again…my consulting will not be interrupted but may evolve
Gratitude for support my first blogging week
To have or to be? That is the project question
…imagine the midlife crisis at 500 years old…! WARNING! this is a poem…
The science that confirms every day can be a school day
All projects should be concerned with the well being of each and every actor involved. That includes the Earth which frames them all.
Can the function of the brain teach us how we function as projects within projects?
A project as “Time-bound intended change“ I am attempting to find a way to link projects across a wider (the widest possible) spectrum of application. To include projects from more than just the organisational and commercial parameters we generally have in mind. How often have project discussion found their respective experts at cross-purposes when inContinue reading “No project is an island”
My PPP and personal journey introduced to wider project intrigue
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