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Nick Pisano

Nick Pisano has extensive experience in the software, project, business, and acquisition management fields, with over 30 years in both government and private industry. He is a retired “mustang” U.S. Navy Commander having served as a government contracting officer, contract negotiator, business manager, CIO, and program manager, aside from significant operational assignments aboard ship and overseas. He is internationally recognized as the developer and co-developer of several project management techniques and methodologies, including the integration of technical performance measurement and risk with earned value, and in the establishment of the concept of the integrated digital environment (IDE) to normalize proprietary data through the use of common data protocols. Since his Navy career, Pisano has held senior positions in various high tech project management companies. For the last several years, he has been President and CEO of SNA Software LLC, a project management software firm. Pisano holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland (Honors), an M.S. from Pepperdine University, an M.A. from the Combat Studies Institute of the Army Command and General Staff College (Honors), and is a graduate of the senior executive program of the Colgate-Darden School of Business of the University of Virginia. You can visit his blog, Life, Project Management, and Everything, by clicking the button below.

February, 2015

  • 18 February

    Red Queen Race: Why Fast Tracking a Project is Not in Your Control

    “Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else—if you run very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast, as that!” —Through the Looking-Glass and …

January, 2015

  • 23 January

    Big Data and the Repository of Babel

    In 1941, the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) published a short story entitled “The Library of Babel.” In the story Borges imagines a universe, known as the Library, which is described by the story’s narrator as made up of adjacent hexagonal rooms. Each of the rooms of the library is poorly lit, with one side acting as the entrance and exit, and four of the five remaining walls of the rooms containing bookshelves whose books are …

December, 2014

  • 2 December

    The Need for an Integrated Digital Environment Strategy in Project Management

    To be an effective project manager, one must possess a number of skills in order to successfully guide the project to completion. This includes having a working knowledge of the information coming from multiple sources and the ability to make sense of that information in a cohesive manner. This is so that, when brought together, it provides an accurate picture of where the project has been, where it is in its present state, and what …