1st Gen Acura MDX - One of the Most Reliable SUVs in History

Brad Egeland

I own a 2003 Acura MDX. Acura MDX SUV- 2003 - one owner, never smoked in, silver with black leather interior. We hoped to get 100-150k miles of cheap reliable driving out of this vehicle, sell it and move on. What happened has been phenomenal.

2003 217

Do you have a CRACK PO? (and a book review)

Kiron Bondale

In 2003, Barry Boehm and Richard Turner coined the acronym C.R.A.C.K. (If the title of my article for this week has you confused gentle reader, fret not – I’m just merging two distinct topics into a single post).

2018 156

Behind The Scenes At PMCamp Barcelona

Girl's Guide to PM

Stefan wrote a popular project management blog and suggested a BarCamp for project managers based on a participant-driven conference hosted by publisher Tim O’Reilly for the IT industry in 2003. This article, Behind The Scenes At PMCamp Barcelona , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM.

2017 269

PMI Global Congress Wrap-up

Zen Project Management

They cut their inventory of parts in order to have better focus after almost going bankrupt in 2003. I'm at the Orlando airport, departing from this year's PMI North America Global Congress. I've attended at least part of every North America congress since 1999, and even a few of the ones in Europe. While I did enjoy it, this year's was definitely not among my favorites. I missed the first day's activities due to a personal commitment.

2015 90

The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

Herding Cats

Let's start with a history paper , “ Iterative and Incremental Development: A Brief History ,” Craig Larman and Victor Basili, IEEE Computer, June 2003. A recent Twitter post make the false claim that. I won't embarrass the OP, since he seems to delight in making such unsubstituted claims.

2003 57

The Best Lessons From Ten Powerful Women


Hamilton, a famous surfer, was on every news station back in 2003 when her left arm was ferociously bitten off by a shark. It seems like in this day and age, women do it all. So much so, that sometimes it feels like it would feel great to drop everything and take a nice, long rest. To inspire you, we’ve put together a list of 10 highly productive and powerful women in business and analyzed their qualities and habits so that you can stay inspired and follow in their footsteps.

2018 75

AI Assistants for Project Managers

Leading Answers

AI has come a long way since Microsoft rolled out the annoying and not so helpful “Clippy” Office Assistant tool in 2003. Predictions like “AI will take our jobs” sound scary. However, long before our jobs as project managers are taken, AI will help us.

2018 60

You’ve got your NPS score - Now what?


The Net Promoter Score - NPS for short - is a customer loyalty metric first introduced by Fred Reichheld in 2003. Humans love expressing things in numbers. By assigning plain numerical values to abstract concepts, we feel like we can understand and control them better. We also associate higher values with better quality, a preconception marketing often seeks to exploit (“The sequel will be bigger, better, with more exploding CGI dinosaurs!”).

2003 41

AI Assistants for Project Managers

Leading Answers

AI has come a long way since Microsoft rolled out the annoying and not so helpful “Clippy” Office Assistant tool in 2003. Predictions like “AI will take our jobs” sound scary. However, long before our jobs as project managers are taken, AI will help us. In fact, it already is, and we don’t think about it much. While writing this article, AI in Microsoft Word and the add-in Grammarly helped protect you from the bulk of my spelling and grammar mistakes.

2003 40

A Seriously Challenged Project

The Tao of Project Management

Another one from the Why Do Projects Fail website: Edinburgh City Council: Tram Network (Sep 2003 to May 2014) When originally conceived the project was intended to reduce traffic congestion, reduce carbon emissions and help the city cope with the increased demand for public transport in the next decade.

2015 33

FedEx Project Manager Profile: Leigh Espy

Project Management Hacks

In 2003, I managed a project to set up a new customer at my company’s data center. Leigh Espy, FedEx Project Manager. What is like to work as a project manager? The easy answer is “it depends.” That’s true but it doesn’t really tell us much.

2016 83

Start with Principles, Not Personal Anecdotes

Herding Cats

In 2003, Kahneman stated in a Harvard Business Review article "Delusions of Success," in planning major initiatives, executives routinely exaggerate the benefits and discount the costs, setting themselves up for failure.

2003 57

The Problems with Schedules

Herding Cats

NRO Cost Group Risk Process, Aerospace Corporation, 2003. Here's an article, recently referenced by a #NoEstimates twitter post.

2016 55

Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

“It was the beginning of 2003 when I led my first project: the MPLS network update of the Atento Global Holding Client (for ten countries). Are you preparing to become a project manager but you don’t know where to start?

2018 99

Monte Carlo Simulation

Herding Cats

When we connect cost and schedule for our project and construct a model of how these interact, we get a picture that looks like this: This picture is from the National Reconnaissance Office, Cost Group Risk Process , Tim Anderson, The Aerospace Corporation, 2003. . There was a tweet yesterday. In casinos, the betting rules ensure the house wins (Eliminates Risk) over time. This of course is not true, nor is it how casinos work. Let's start with a brief overview of Monte Carlo Simulation.

2003 34

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

IT Project Estimation: A Practical Guide to Costing Software , Paul Coombs, Cambridge University Press, 2003. Software Effort Estimation: Unstructured Group Discussion as a Method to Reduce Individual Biases,” Kjetil Moløkken and Magne Jørgensen, Incremental and Component-Based Software Development October 2003, University of Oslo. “A Martin 5 October 2003, [link]. Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals To Begin 2018 with Clarity


Writing and Blogging: I’ve kept an active publishing schedule for Beth’s Blog, something that I’ve done since 2003! I wish you a very happy and healthy 2018! I used my holiday break as an opportunity for a brief digital detox and time for family, travel and fun.