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 [...]

Shed the ‘Thin Skin’

2020-03-03T13:09:32-08:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

What is an Olympic athlete without a coach to provide feedback and direction? For Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, that coach is Bob Bowman. He first coached Michael at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club and later with the U.S. Olympic Team. The knowledge possessed by a coach can help an athlete achieve success throughout their playing [...]

Avoid Creating Avalanches

2020-03-03T13:09:23-08:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Work piles up as more demands are thrown at you. Something’s got to give, and too often, the consequences are a deadline missed, or a project cycle falling short of the original objectives. It’s a project manager’s job to make sure teams are not overwhelmed and ensure team members are not having to make the decision [...]

Check Your Baggage

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

Every team represents a unique entity. Each is comprised of distinctly qualified professionals who bring individual opinions, expectations, judgments, prejudices, and more, to the table. When engaging your team, it’s important all members check their emotional and intellectual baggage at the door. You need a clean slate. Obtain this by promoting a fresh working environment free [...]

Keep Your Team Humble and Prepared

2020-02-06T16:11:20-08:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

The NFL always showcases some great talent and it’s inspiring to watch and consider how the world of sports relates to project management. As I reflect on the highlights of a past game in which the winless (at the time) Cincinnati Bengals went up against the Los Angeles Rams, I wondered if the coaches of the [...]