Culture Change

Eliminate Project Chaos

I have spoken to and trained thousands of project managers. Most of them work in an environment filled with chaos. Project management is a profession in which you must always be able to deal with change, because there is usually … Read More

Aligning the PMO to Organizational Strategy

The Secret is in Using a Top-Down Approach “How do you sell management on the relevance and importance of the PMO to the organization?” This is one of the top questions pondered by the majority of PMO leaders I have … Read More

Program Management: Creating a Culture of Repeatable Success

The advantage—the competitive edge—leading companies today require is process. Not overwhelming process for process’s sake but well thought out strategic process in the right amount, based on the organization’s context. Why is process important to a company and to program … Read More

Closing Thoughts

Ultimately, program managers are judged on results. Creating a positive program culture that facilitates excellent project management should produce excellent results. Having the correct program manager attributes, knowing how to manage stakeholders, implementing the most effective program process strategy, deploying … Read More

Decision Making

Our four part guide to the Attributes of the Effective Program Manager: Part 1 of 4: The Program Manager’s Role Part 2 of 4: Relationship Building Part 3 of 4: Effective Questioning Part 4 of 4: Decision Making Part 4 … Read More

Effective Questioning

Our four part guide to the Attributes of the Effective Program Manager: Part 1 of 4: The Program Manager’s Role Part 2 of 4: Relationship Building Part 3 of 4: Effective Questioning Part 4 of 4: Decision Making Part 3 … Read More

Seeking Clarity

Company culture, organization culture, program culture, and project culture: when all these cultures exist in harmony with one another, you have the greatest opportunity for effective project delivery because you have intense clarity. Earlier we defined clarity as “freedom from … Read More

Want your project management software to work? Don’t skip this 1 thing.

I put a dollar in one of those change machines.  Nothing changed. ~George Carlin I am always amazed by how undervalued culture change management is within corporate America. To illustrate this point here is a true story… Not too long … Read More

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