Falling Out of Love with Waterfall

This is a reprint of a blog post I wrote for Product Creation Studio

Waterfall project management is the paradigm taught by the Project Management Institute, the grantee of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. It’s so ubiquitous that if someone says “project management,” waterfall is probably what they mean. It’s an incredibly powerful approach, allowing one to manage projects of immense complexity, efficiently and successfully. The intention of waterfall is that the tasks flow from one to another as effortlessly and inevitably as water falling down a mountain.

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Electric cars and the grid

This article was original published with Plug-in-America, the voice of plug-in vehicle drivers across the country.

One of the things that we hear as owners of electric vehicles (EVs) is that we’re just moving pollution from the tailpipe to the smokestack of a coal-fired power plant. Is this a fair complaint today and does it have to be in the future? What if there are 100 million EVs driving around the US? Can we charge them all using renewable power?

In this post I’ll show that not only can renewable power like wind and solar provide the energy we need, but EVs actually can increase grid stability and ease our transition to a carbon-free electrical grid.

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