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White Paper: Planning by Checklist

by Bill Flury Several people told me I had to meet and talk with Paul. Paul is an exceptional project manager in a government contractor organization. In the past eight years he has successfully run more than 80 projects, all of which have…
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White Paper: Tinkering with a Treasure
— A Project Case Study

by Bill Flury Some years ago, this tinkerer had the privilege of being selected to be the project manager of a project to refurbish and re-equip the Assembly Chamber in the New York State Capitol building in Albany, New York. The job included…
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Top Articles of 2017 #1-5

Our countdown of the top Forward Momentum blog posts of 2017 ends here with the Top 5! (If you missed numbers 6 through 10, click here.) These are the articles that garnered the most attention and sparked the liveliest conversation among…
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Top Articles of 2017 #6-10

Please put your hands together enthusiastically for the top Forward Momentum blog posts of last year! These are the articles that garnered the most attention and sparked the liveliest conversation among you, our readers! Without further ado,…
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95% is NOT a Passing Grade

by Bill Flury Graduation Preparation Graduation time was approaching, and the principal of the high school was speaking to an assembly program of seniors. His topic today was future grading systems. He told the seniors that they would…
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When the Project is Supposed
to be “A Piece of Cake”

by Bill Flury Starting a New Project  “Hey! Piece of cake!” That was the team leader speaking after I had described the team’s next project, a critical six-month, fixed price job for our top client. It was good to hear her speak…