Companies buying bitcoin to prepare for cyber extortion

In an uncertain world where kidnapping for ransom is an all too common occurrence, many hostage negotiators use the no-concession policy. They justify this position by explaining that paying a ransom makes it more likely that the perpetrators will try it again and often times the ransom is used to fund illegal or terrorist organizations.… Continue reading Companies buying bitcoin to prepare for cyber extortion

9 most important questions to determine if a project is worthwhile

George H Heilmeier was a DARPA director and developed 9 questions to help the agency determine the worthiness of project being submitted to it for funding. These 9 powerful questions as referred to as the “Heilmeier Catechism” and have become a core operating paradigm for DARPA [Defense Advance Research Projects Activity] And IARPA [Intelligence Advance… Continue reading 9 most important questions to determine if a project is worthwhile

Every project manager should be performing a pre-mortem

As a business leader, I have participated in and managed hundreds of post-mortem reviews for projects and deals. It is a sound strategy to identify the elements that failed or that could be optimized/ “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana But what if you could gain all… Continue reading Every project manager should be performing a pre-mortem