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Basics of Procurement

September 8 2018

Basics of Procurement

Procurement refers to obtaining goods and services from outside companies. This specifically refers to vendors and suppliers. It does not refer to other internal organizations within your own company. (For the purposes of this discussion, “purchasing” and

Risk Analysis can help right-size project governance and structure.

July 22 2018

One of the most frequently debated questions we have seen in today’s PMO environment is that of “How much is enough process, governance and oversight”?

Business managers want to be nimble and responsive and sometimes have little appetite for what …

What is Kanban?

April 25 2018

Kanban is a visual system for managing work as it moves through a process. Kanban visualizes both the process (the workflow) and the actual work passing through that process. The goal of Kanban is to identify potential bottlenecks in your …

Portfolio Management

April 10 2018

While project managers are focused on “getting the project done right” Portfolio Managers must focus on “getting the right projects done”.  This places the role of the Portfolio Manager in a very key position that helps drive strategy in an …

Zombie PMOs…don’t be that guy.

March 25 2018

For several years now the phrase ‘Zombie PMO’ has been used to describe a PMO organization that is barely alive — more focused on mundane self-serving practices than delivering business value.  Be sure that well before the ‘Zombie’ reference was …

Project with Unrealistic Budget

March 7 2018

Be Proactive Managing a Project with Unrealistic Budget

If you are a project manager dealing with what you perceive to be an unrealistic budget, the first thing you will want to do is discuss this with your sponsor to see

Project Management Life Cycle

February 20 2018

Project Management Life Cycle

…Avoiding confusion with Project Life Cycle

 

Project Management Life Cycle vs Project Life Cycle

Unfortunately, I’ve seen many cases where these two are used interchangeably without acknowledging that they are truly two different and distinct …

Define the Objectives of Your Project

February 10 2018

Define the Objectives of Your Project

Objectives are concrete statements that describe the things the project is trying to achieve. They are included in your Project Charter. An objective should be written in a way that it can be …