Expert Judgment

Your Experiences with Bad Management & Lousy Team

Posted in Personal, Professional, Uncategorized by dnzrn on July 8, 2009

Last couple of years, I developed this new hobby of listening to people’s problems in their professional lives. (Sick eh?) Not only do I listen, but I take mental notes. Then I study a little bit, -if necessary- then come up with suggestions.

Obvious question: What is my ulterior motive in this? I’m preparing myself to begin writing a book about problems encountered in professional, corporate life. I’m thinking about a “purple cow” kind of format for the book. Actually, it may be a better idea to make a blog for it first.

So the punch line is; I want to know YOUR experiences. Every little, dirty, complicated detail. Have you witnessed an unprofessional act in your company? Did the management give your teammate a raise when he declared he wanted to quit? Do people sneak around in the dark corners of the office, whispering unholy omens? Project running late? What do you think your managers are doing wrong? Hate every breath you take in your cubicle? Do you find yourself wondering who manages your project, your team, or perhaps the organization itself? Lie on the couch mister, and spill the beans…

I cannot promise perfect solutions but I can promise that I’ll do my best. And of course anonimity is a ground rule. Alright then. I’m going to list down the ground rules tomorrow, along with the introduction for this blog.

I already own a good domain name for this one: expertjudgment.com

I was thinking about doing something else with that domain but, I am overwhelmed by other projects, and I only have one lifetime, which is almost about to be halved.

Until tomorrow…

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Back From My “Quest”, Refreshed and Energized

Posted in Uncategorized by dnzrn on July 7, 2009

First half of 2009 was extremely wearing. Both in my personal and professional life. Failure, struggle, stress. Good summary. So, I set out for a quest.

I follwed an ancient route; Izmir (Ephesus) to Istanbul (Constantinople). Did a lot of reading, partying, sightseeing, writing, thinking. (Limited sleep and almost no online time) Met a lot of wonderful people. Exposed myself to many forms of art…

I enjoyed Sophie Calle‘s Gotham Handbook, the most. Exhibition at Istanbul Modern Arts Museum was enlightning. I studied the similarities between the change in web and the modern arts. (Serious stuff. I’ll be blogging about this one… ignorantly… )

So now, I’m back. Back to my studies, my computer, my home, my cats…

Today, I accepted Carolyn‘s mini-challenge. (which is the key reason for the existence of this post)

Second, I read 10 Methods to Use When Returning to Normal. (Part 1 & Part 2) (Carolyn Rubestein, psychologytoday.com)

While I was on my “quest”, the books I ordered from the library have arrived:

[1] Human Resource Skills for the Project Manager

[2] Project Management Toolbox

[3] A Standard for Enterprise Project Management

[4] The Advanced Project Management Office

[5] Project Management in Practice

Don’t worry about me. I’m going to have a lot of time for reading them. I’ll keep you posted.

Goals set for the end of this summer:

[1] Project Meshtag (nope… You’ll have to wait a little bit, to know more 🙂 )

[2] Project Nomouse (both the article and the product)

[3] Preparing the “Research Methods & Statistics” E-Learning Material

PS: I hope Carolyn was not keeping the time I’ve been spending to write this post : )

Until tomorrow. Cheers…