Jesse Fewell

Innovation. Collaboration. Agility.

When Your Management Blog Gets Hacked

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012

When Your Management Blog Gets Hacked

Shortly after my last post, my website got hacked. At first, it seemed like a minor glitch: Visitors clicking from google would be redirected to a harmless directory site. However, I was rather occupied with significant business travel, while also relocating my family. I simply didn’t have the time to investigate it. Well, it snowballed into a full-blown crisis, and I re-learned some old...

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Just Enough, Just In Time, and Sometimes Just Because

Posted by on Dec 27, 2010

“How much up-front planning should we do? How many people should we hire? How many meetings, documents and procedures do we need?” No matter what field or what project, we all face the “how much?” questions over and over. To avoid getting bogged down, project managers should heed three golden rules: Just Enough, Just in Time and Just Because. I first heard these from...

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A Full Week of Leadership Activities at PMI

Posted by on Oct 10, 2010

I just finished a week of activities at the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting, here in Washington DC. It was an amazing experience that reinforced to me the amazing value of volunteering at PMI. Leadership Masters Class is “High Class” My first 3 days were spent participating in the PMI Leadership Institute Masters Class program. This is a year long selective program to build the...

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Use Innovation Games To Collaborate on Anything

Posted by on Sep 21, 2010

Last week, I attended the most awesomest, super-cool, rock-my-world training class on collaborative problem-solving. Luke Hohmann of the The Innovation Games® Company taught a class of 20 consultants how to use his Innovation Games approach to team facilitation. Not only was the class filled with some already very strong facilitators, but Luke was able to give us some concrete tools to go to the...

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3 Steps To Keep Just About Any Manager From Yelling At You

Posted by on May 28, 2010

Given that I’m in the midst of a major career transition, I’ve been reflecting back on the highs and lows of my years as an IT professional. It’s been a rewarding exercise, and I’d like to share some of it with you here in the next couple of posts. And what better way to start than with one of the worst days of my life. The Blowup In my first job out of college, I was a...

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