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 72

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.

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 100

Incremental Commitment Spiral Model

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Iterative and Incremental Development: A Brief History," Craig Larman and Victor Basili, IEEE Computer , June 2003. The Incremental Commit Spiral Model provides an iterative and incremental framework for complex software intensive system of systems.

2003 72

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

in Effective Risk Management 2 nd Edition , Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. Using Risk to Balance Agile and Plan Driven Methods,” Barry Boehm and Richard Turner, IEEE Computer, June 2003. Effective Risk Management , 2nd Edition, Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003.

2003 82

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 48

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.

2018 81

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

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 79

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.

2018 48

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 83

Estimating is a Learned Skill

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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.