Category Archives: Project Management

Statistical Software – A Trap for the Unwary

Statistical software is widely used in practice to conduct various statistical tests and to generate various graphs and charts.  In our Six Sigma courses we use Minitab, which has been under continuous development since 1972 and is one of the most widely used statistics packages.  There are many other fine products on the market as […]

Data Analytics 101 for BA’s, PM’s and Six Sigma Practitioners

Data analysis is growing by leaps and bounds. More and more, business analysts, project managers, and Six Sigma practitioners have access to more data. The key is how to derive useful information from the raw data. That is where data analytics comes in. TRUISM! Raw data is not fit for human consumption, but the information […]

How to Thrive with Low Power, High Interest Stakeholders, “the Builders”

Nothing warms a PM’s heart more than motivated volunteers. That’s what I call stakeholders who do not have “power to impose”, but have lots of “interest to take action”. They want to be involved, be in the loop, and make a difference. The PM, then, must: Channel that enthusiasm quickly and constructively. Otherwise, the Builders […]

How to Thrive with a HI Power, LOW Interest Stakeholder, “the Knight”

  In the PMBOK’ s Power-Interest grid, the stakeholder with “Power to impose”, but without “Interest to take action” is called the “Knight”. As long as the project it moving well, and his interests are being preserved, the Knights are content and passive. Knights are neither friends nor foes. They are busy in court playing […]