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A Few Thoughts on Fixing Healthcare.gov

A few thoughts on fixing the mess.

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Six Archetypes of Bad Project Managers

A few thoughts on the worst types of people who run projects.

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ERP: It All Starts with an “E”

An enterprise system should be just that.

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Long-Term Greedy

Balance the long-term development of your business and reputation with short-term needs.

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Mark McGwire, Project Management, and Coming Clean

Why don’t people just fess up when caught?

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Disposable Workers, Newton’s Third Law, and The Lock Down

What are the often overlooked risks facing organizations that rely on non-employees? If an organization’s goal is to minimize short-term cost savings, then it’s hard for me to argue against using consultants. Cost aside, contractors and temps have no employment contracts and we’re generally not covered by US labor laws.

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Can Consultants Lead? Three Viewpoints

I’ve been thinking (perhaps struggling) quite a bit about leadership as I finish a, er, challenging project. Can consultants actually lead on IT projects or is this reserved for management?

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The Practice Mentality

“Denial is a better way of getting through another day.”

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