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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 …

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 …

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) – Foundation of Project Success

December 17 2017

Developing Effective Work Breakdown Structures

The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is an often misunderstood and underappreciated tool of project management.  I would argue that it is a critical piece of the foundation of any project management methodology.  Many misconceptions exist …

Status meetings are for wimps

December 9 2017

This was one of the most shocking statements I had ever heard came from the mouths of an industry renowned PMP trainer and expert in the field of project management.  It was many, many years ago and I wasn’t quite …