PMO

PPM without Getting Fired? Step 5: Clear Your Calendar

In the 16 years we have been working with customers (big and small) on their project portfolio management implementations we have seen every mistake in the book. Unfortunately, some mistakes turn into implementation disasters where budgets, time, and the careers … Read More

Organizational Capabilities

Program process strategy is not about taking boilerplate plan, process, and structure templates and implementing them. It is about understanding the organizational context and making conscious decisions about what processes (detail, depth, breadth) are required in that context on the … Read More

Program and Project Management

Program Management Facilitates Success An organization that can learn, change, and adapt rapidly is destined for success. Unfortunately, many organizations today exist in a state of chaos, meaning learning, changing, and adapting are not the norm. These companies exist in … Read More

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

PPM without Getting Fired? Step 4: Find a Bad Cop

I am constantly giving WorkOtter demos based on features people want in their resource and project management software.  More often than not the implementation is botched, the wrong tool is selected, training is ignored, the process is non-existent (or stifling), … Read More

PPM without getting fired? Step 1: Sell the Promised Land

  “A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.” –Mary Kay Ash founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics So your company is ready to ditch their ineffective project management software or end … 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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