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Aviation

As an avid lover of both aviation and project management, I have had the privilege of exploring two distinct worlds that seemingly have little in common. However, as I embarked on my journey as a pilot and later transitioned into

“There’s this thing called poor quality. What that means is, you look within your company at all of the financial implications of having less than perfect quality. Usually, when you add all that up, you end up with a gigantic

As an avid lover of both aviation and project management, I have had the privilege of exploring two distinct worlds that seemingly have little in common. However, as I embarked on my journey as a pilot and later transitioned into

Some 50 years since the inception of project management, more than 50% of IT projects still fail because they run out of time, resources, funds, etcetera. If pilots flew aircraft like we run projects, no one would ever fly. However, every day millions of

Just think of what the project management industry looked like ten years ago. Fewer methodologies, lesser tools, smaller teams, and simpler projects. Cut to 2023, and things have changed tremendously as the teams are no longer smaller, and the projects

Was haben ein Flug und ein Projekt gemeinsam? Eine ganze Menge! Etwa 50 Jahre nach Beginn des Projektmanagements scheitern immer noch mehr als 50% der IT-Projekte daran, dass ihnen Zeit, Ressourcen, Mittel usw. ausgehen. Wenn Piloten Flugzeuge fliegen würden, wie

Flying just a few feet off of the wings of the pilot in front and to the right of him, this skilled pilot was determined to keep a tight formation. And he was not alone in his efforts and highly

A national project management survey released this month reports that most projects are not meeting goals, and team members are often not trained properly. While most projects are eventually completed, only one-third of them come in on time and on

To land a plane you need to line up with the runway, figure out the right rate of descent and airspeed, then monitor and manage those, all the way down to the ground. Your goal is to touch down on

The phrase “armed and dangerous” is an idiom I apply to a pilot (aviator) with hazardous attitudes such as anti-authority (“Don’t tell me “), invulnerability (“it won’t happen to me”) and macho (“I can do it”). These individuals fly by

About me

Frederik Otten

Founder & Editor

Let me wish you a warm welcome to my personal blog where you can find writings, and thoughts about things I am busy with. It will be in English some in German and some in Dutch.

I live in Switzerland and in The Netherlands. I welcome all comments, ideas, questions, and thoughts. Please contact me using any of the (social media) links provided in this page.