Although the Porsche 911 will celebrate its 50th anniversary in a few months, it definitely doesnÔÇÖt look its age!┬á It is an absolute classic among sports cars and its timeless design never goes out of style. ┬áIn the world of Project Management, the Porsche 911 is certainly a flagship project. ┬áAccording to German magazine ÔÇťMotorKlassikÔÇŁ only 10 prototypes were built prior to its release in September 1963.┬á This fact alone, is almost unbelievable, compared to todayÔÇÖs mass-production manufacturers who can burn through 100s of prototypes before a product launch.
In light of the recent historical space jump from 128,000 feet performed by Austrian dare devil Felix Baumgartner, a feat that lasted approximately 8 minutes, we can’t forget a team of scientists, engineers and aviation experts contributed to the success of this new world record. In the digital age where the historic jump captured the attention of the world, we should not to forget that it took millions of dollars in product development, planning and expertise to successfully accomplish and promote the space jump. ┬áFelix Baumgartner’s success was facilitated by an entire project team that carefully planned the mission every
As we approach closer to the 2012 Summer Olympics hosted in London, I think about all the attributes these amazing athletes have developed to be the best in their category of sport.┬á The level of determination, work ethic and raw talent, with a bit of luck and timing will mean the difference between a Gold Medallist Olympian and those that are knocked out of the top spots.┬á Although not all Olympians are medal winners, all of them have a common attribute that has led them there in the first place.┬á They all have that extra “something” that cannot be taught