D is for… Dunning Kruger*

This one is an official, scientific observation. But it’s so good, it merits a mention here. The premise is pretty straight-forward. But, we’re going to paraphrase here, so check the Wikipedia definition if you want the science bit. Intelligent people are clever enough to understand they are fallible and may sometimes get it wrong; they can doubt themselves… Continue reading D is for… Dunning Kruger*

Published
Categorized as D

D is for… Directing Traffic

On a recent trip to India*, I observed a strange phenomenon that has a parallel with pointless Project Managers. I saw a great number of people, mainly in uniforms, whose sole function seemed to be to wave people in the direction they were going anyway. This was particularly prevalent in the airport, but was also… Continue reading D is for… Directing Traffic

Published
Categorized as D Tagged

D is for… Dambuster

You will invariably find, as you go about your trade, many people who will try to put obstacles in your way. You know the sort, those workshy fops that will try to hide behind process, officialdom and “You’ll need to raise a request before I can look at that” or “I can’t do anything about… Continue reading D is for… Dambuster

Published
Categorized as D Tagged

D is for… Damage Limitation

Let’s face it, even if you are a good guy and you put all the best-practice you learn from this guide into your life, things are going to go wrong sometime. Of course this is 99% likely to have been caused by external influences, because of course everything under your control will be, well… under… Continue reading D is for… Damage Limitation

Published
Categorized as D