Tag Archives: project management

Why ‘We’ve Always Done It This Way’ Is Often the Easy Way Out

As Navigate Management Consulting continues to gain clients and help them be more successful, effective, and productive, we continue to hear “We’ve always done it this way” as the most favored answer to the question, “Why do you do what you do?” What we consistently find is that the people (owners/employees) who initially developed the […]

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Whatever Happened to Binary Answers?

I wonder sometimes if it is the politically correct world we live in, or whether no one wants to take responsibility for her/his actions, but I find it difficult to get a binary answer to a binary question. For those of you wondering what that means, a binary question is one that is asked with […]

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How Much Does 5 Minutes Cost?

It’s been my experience at most of the integration companies I’ve consulted with that there is sometimes a lack of understanding of the effects on the company of good quality and poor quality. And I often ask, “What does it cost the people downstream from one another — in terms of time, money, productivity, morale, […]

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Post-Initial Client Meeting: Clearing the Fog and Connecting the Dots

This is my third post in a series about sale-to-design-to-install-to-commission process in our industry. If you recall my previous blog post, I talked about meeting the client for the first time. Since the publishing of that post, one of my co-workers made a comment that is worth sharing. He stated that, if possible, based on the information gathered from […]

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Is Quality in the Eye of the Beholder?

What do you do when your standard of quality is different from those around you? Here’s a little fuel for discussion, not a prescriptive answer. We all have personal standards of quality, whether we apply them to the work we do, the purchases we make, the friends we keep, or —  if we’re lucky — to […]

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