Narcissus Got a Bad Rap

2020-04-02T15:27:31-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Greek mythology chronicled the demise of the demigod Narcissus, who obsessed upon his own reflection, with tragic results. Many ancient superstitions around the world purport it was risky, unlucky, or even fatal, to gaze at one’s reflection. In project management, reflection offers great and beneficial power. When team members reflect together, it provides a robust tool [...]

E.T. Phone Home

2020-04-03T12:41:58-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Movie lovers remember the lovable E.T. character who had an unplanned adventure on Earth. Regardless of his exciting experiences and new friendships, he remained focused on his one mission: to ‘phone home’ and ultimately return to his home planet. As a project manager, it’s critical to maintain the same level of focus with each project, and [...]

Embrace Change to Evolve

2020-03-24T09:30:14-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

According to the World Health Organization, a pandemic is declared when a new disease for which people do not have immunity spreads around the world beyond expectations. March 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and will forever change our lives. As a project manager, you are a leader and you have great influence over how to [...]

Read Between the Lines

2020-03-10T16:53:01-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Ill-considered communications can spark tragedy. In 1950, under Harry S. Truman’s administration, the Secretary of State of the United States was Dean Acheson. Acheson gave a public impromptu speech which North Korea interpreted as a ‘green light’ to invade the South without consequence, resulting in the Korean War. While project managers don’t face the same magnitude [...]

Empower Trust

2020-03-03T13:45:33-08:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

In 2014, Whole Foods was hit with a lawsuit for not properly labeling products as genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Transparency quickly became a high priority for the company. The USDA now requires food manufacturers to disclose the presence of bioengineered ingredients by January 1, 2022. Whole Foods hopes that by making this commitment to GMO transparency, [...]

Target Practice

2020-03-03T13:10:52-08:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Genghis Khan was the ultimate conqueror. He founded and expanded one of the largest empires the world has ever seen. There are some variations to the story, but in 1201, a warrior known as Zurgadai shot and killed Khan’s horse. Khan demanded to know who shot the arrow and Zurgadai boldly took credit for the shot. [...]

Just Start Something Already

2020-03-03T13:10:34-08:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Dwight D. Eisenhower served as our 34th president of the United States and a World War II leader. During the war, he earned his five stars because he proved to be a diligent and effective leader who could think strategically. During a speech in 1957, Eisenhower said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that [...]

Blinders, Blinkers and Winkers

2020-03-03T13:10:19-08:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

For those of us who didn’t grow up with horses, have you ever wondered why some horses have their eyes slightly covered up? Horse trainers use leather squares to keep their steeds focused and dissuade backward motion. Whether on racetracks, or contending with the distractions of road traffic, these blinders help keep their horses’ eyes forward, [...]

Keep Your Eye on the Ball

2020-03-03T13:10:07-08:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Bill Gates once said, “My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused in on a few things.” Bill Gates and Paul Allen had a vision that every home would have a personal computer. At the time, it was a concept that seemed unfathomable. In order to accomplish such a feat, Paul Allen had [...]

Stop Clowning Around

2020-03-03T13:09:56-08:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Juggling can be dated back to the ancient Egyptians during the B.C. period where images depicting people tossing balls into the air were found etched in tombs. Today, however, we think of juggling as an act of entertainment in a circus performed by clowns or professionals like Jay Gilligan. Too many balls in the air is [...]