I’m a nerd. Been one all my life. When I was a kid, I was a guitar nerd. As a young man, I was a woodworking nerd. Then I became an electronics nerd. Then a software nerd. Then a writing nerd. I don’t create electronic doo-dads anymore, but I’m proud to still be active in the remainder of my nerd interests. My heroes are nerds like Roy Underhill, Leo Kottke, Paul Sellers, and Adam Savage. Like fine wines, as nerds age, they just get more nerdy. Porn stars – not hardly.
I pity the poor bastard who watches television. Except for the guy who only watches Roy, on PBS. He’s got his head on straight.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 18 – 24. And this week’s video: the E-Lesson Guru explains how to create a speedometer chart in Excel. Safe for work, just over 8 minutes.
Colin Ellis describes the characteristics and behaviors of the Conscious Project Leader.
My job as the project manager is to get everyone pulling on the same end of the rope. That includes those who think the rope should be pushed, those who insist that the rope is inadequate, those with objections in principle to using rope, and the rope vendor. Over the years, I’ve come to accept that it’s OK if some folks just watch everyone else pull, as long as the watchers don’t try to coach the pullers.