- "Charlie, I'm convinced that half of the cost of a program is socially determined." John Mather, NASA's Nobel Laureate speaking to Charles J. Pellerin author of How NASA Builds Teams.
- I spoke at the Microsoft Project 2009 Conference in Phoenix this week on my favorite topic - Increasing the Probability of Project Success. Microsoft announced Project 2010. I didn't see any of the demo our hear any of the speakers because I was working in town setting up a Program Management Office for the management of government grants and ARRA funds flow down.
One colleague did give me a quick overview. Lot's a updates to the user interface. But I didn't hear about any accounting calendars and it looks like the ability to change anything, any time you want will be an underwhelming hit for us here in the DCMA driven world of defense program controls
The notion of multitasking as a "bad idea" is common sense. But little actual evidence. This is a common affliction. Here's a paper with field data. Impact of Multitasking and Merge Bias on Procurement of Complex Equipment