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The myth of Project Management November 10, 2006

Posted by Michael Esposito in PM.
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There’s a great post on the Angry 365 Days a Year blog on project management.

If you’re on the development side, one of the best things you can do is to have the courage to say “I don’t know,” when you don’t, in fact, know the answer to a question.  Sure, the geek mystique might take a bit of a hit when you admit you’re not infallible but it’s worth it in the long term.  If you’re on the business side it means LISTENING when your IT people tell you that a definitive answer isn’t possible.  The obsession some people have with getting an answer, any answer, even when they know the answer is totally inaccurate is nothing short of stupidity.

Read the rest at Angry

Interview: Democrat Says Sarbanes-Oxley Already Being Thinned November 9, 2006

Posted by Michael Esposito in Compliance.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The most controversial section of 2002’s
post-Enron Sarbanes-Oxley law—under fire in the run-up to
Tuesday’s elections—is already being thinned down by regulators
under orders from the U.S. Congress, a senior Democrat told Reuters
Wednesday.

2006-11-01 eWeek.com