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Stories about Stories in Agile Development

“The most powerful person in the world is the story teller.” – Attributed to Steve Jobs, Co-founder Apple Inc. Nearly three decades ago, I remember my father taking me to a tailor’s shop for a p...

What’s Your Best Nightmare Sponsor Story?

MPUG’s call for the most OUTRAGEOUS program sponsor experience kicks off now! As part of our 2018 Community Survey, we asked the question, “Are you getting the feedback you need from program sponsors?...

The Accountant and the Project Manager: A Friendly Competition or Intimidation at It’s Worst?”

Introduction Ever wondered why there is stiff competition between an accountant and a Project Manager? Because they are both quite creative: the former with the money, the latter with the work estimat...

Project Management Stories Brought to You in Honor of April Fools

In honor of April fools, we’ve gathered some funny project management stories, no joke! A Project Server Class Turned into Sports Fans Many years ago, I was teaching a Project Server class to a ...

A Project Server Class Turned into Sports Fans

Many years ago, I was teaching a Project Server class to a group of project managers in New Orleans. The class was held in the fall during the football season, and they told me they were all big LSU T...

True PM Stories That May Entertain

While giving a presentation entitled “What is PPM?” to a group of 20 CIOs, I made the observation that “most project managers in IT think CPM (the Critical Path Method) is an operating system that run...

A Few More Classroom Tales….

One of my favorite PM stories from the classroom was that someone wrote on a class evaluation that I taught a “supper” class. I happened to see it and chuckled. He looked at me questioningly, and I po...