Author: Glen Ford

It’s in the Past. Get over it!

You know it’s getting bad when your father is still teaching you life lessons 5 years after he died. One of my father’s phrases was, “It’s in the past. Get over it!” Usually he used it when I was venting

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How not to please the customer

One of the core principles of Quality Management is “please the customer”. It’s such a central (and simple) theme that it has spread to Project Management (“manage expectations”), Marketing (“raising the bar” and many more variations), and Entrepreneurship (“be the

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CASL and other compliance projects

Canada is enacting the toughest anti-spam law in the world. What is CASL , why is it important, and what do I need to do to comply?

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The project manager’s job

The conductor Benjamin Zander said “The conductor of an orchestra doesn’t make a sound, he depends for his power on his ability to make other people powerful.” and “my job was to awaken possibilities in other people”. In this article, Glen applies these quotes to the job of a project manager and makes an interesting discovery.

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The connection between: Me too, innovation, creativity, implementation, systems, and uniformity

Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” Businesses, like other living creatures, must evolve or die.

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The Art of the Stop for the Entrepreneur

In this post/article, Glen discusses some initial thoughts on the true Art of the Stop and what project management can teach the Lean Startup movement.

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The Innovation Continuum

Innovation is often imprecisely defined by business thinkers. This article describes a model to understand the continuum of innovation from little to no to radical innovation.

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How to Calculate Labour Costs — (Part 3) What Makes up the Cost of Labour

One of the major costs for any project is labour (or labor if you prefer). Unfortunately, many managers don’t know how to calculate their basic labour costs. At the best this leads to problems in managing projects. At worst, it leads to problems with finding and retaining team members. In this series of articles, we’ll explore the calculation of labour costs. In this part, we’ll explore the types of costs.

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Check out my new Facebook page

Announcing my new Facebook (business) page. And a list of other places you can keep in touch with me.

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Welcome to Glen D. Ford’s Blog and the end of VProz

Welcome to the new (personal) site for Glen D. Ford. Project Manager, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Writer, Trainer and all round rennaisance man.

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