2015- Update on my life

Sorry for taking so long between blog posts. I’ve been distracted to say the least- but you didn’t come here to read the least. You want details. Juicy, gory, wonderful, awful, beautiful, grotesque details. Flawed humanity! Heroic humility and perhaps a story. Well you will find none of that here. Good day to you sir […]

Toronto’s Mayoral Race

Please note: This post has nothing to do with Project management. I will be writing a PM post soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to post a quick blog on Toronto Politics.     Things are really heating up now that we’re coming up to 2 and half months before the municipal elections. The […]

The Power of Mentors

Back in 2005 before I left to do my MBA, my father gave me some unsolicited advice. He suggested I go and find a mentor. Now- while I respected and loved my father, he was a smart guy, and a talented physician, but he wasn’t a business man and didn’t have great instincts in that […]

Big Things. Little Things. Things.

So, a little shift in my personal life. I’ve been so busy killing it with fun Project Management related stuff that I realized things have changed (as they always do) and for remotely interested parties, I’m happy to give an update. I stopped working at Hostopia in March. I’ve taken a contract at The Marketing […]

The Models of Resourcing for High Skill Environments

The relationship between resourcing and operation in high skill environments (i.e: Software, engineering, accountants, consultants, etc…) is a topic that keeps project managers up late at night. Different models of resourcing come inherent with levels of risk associated with them, as there’s a general inverse relationship between control and risk.  In fact, the relation of […]

Encouraging Creativity in your team

When you’re running a intellectual based production service (read: consultancy, software development, design, accountancy, etc…) the tug of war between getting it done quickly and finding a creative solution out can sometimes lead to fast, but shoddy solutions. When people are scrambling to meet a milestone, the grind can mean the inspired solutions just are […]