The purpose of this post is to advise readers that the Project Professionals Resource Center feature or page has been upgraded.  Please visit this useful page and familiarize yourself with the content.  Please visit the Resource Links page which provides links to useful industry tools and resources.  The pages were derived from years of frustration searching for reliable, substantiated references.  So, the desires to share our choices are listed on the noted pages.

The Resource Center feature of this McLaughlin and McLaughlin [M&M] blog provides blog visitors with information and links to important and useful publications that relate to project management and dispute resolution in project work.

Recently, the Resource Center was upgraded to include several new publications, cite a new version of Mr. Pickavance’s book on delay and add some useful Resource Link updates. [Read more…]

TROUBLED PROJECTS – Preconceived Notions

As we begin to dig deeper into the troubled project and work breakdown structure has been established, we begin to interview the stakeholders of the project.  One of the general questions one asks, is what do you believe are the issues, what went wrong?  Human nature as it is, these stakeholders tend to be cautions and careful with their contributions.  Rarely do I hear one volunteer or is his or her organization the source for the incongruities.  A cautious approach continues as the interview process progresses further. [Read more…]