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3 Ways to Keep Your Presentations from Going Off-Road chris kopp pmo professional development May 17, 2021

There’s no telling how many presentations we sit through in our careers. Some good, some not so good. What exactly is it that separates the good from the bad? Is it slick graphics, a good...

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Traits Shared by Effective Project Professionals jason orloske pmo professional development project management strategy May 10, 2021

Every project manager knows they need to execute on projects within the constraints of time, cost, scope, and quality. They also know to be successful requires meeting project requirements...

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Not Every Story Your PMO Tells Will Have a Happy Ending jason orloske Apr 30, 2021

I'm sure you've all seen them. Those Disney movies where life is happy and carefree in the beginning. Then, bad shit happens and there's chaos, sadness, and destruction. The hero, or heroes, fight...

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I Quit 6 Months Ago, But I'm Telling You Now! How Bad Leaders Lose Good People careers jason orloske leadership Apr 28, 2021

"Will you be a reference for me?"

I've worked with this person a couple times over the past 6 years. She's smart, driven, can see the big picture and knows how to tactically plan to realize company...

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The Single Greatest Quality a Project Manager Must Possess chris kopp professional development project management Apr 21, 2021

There are all kinds of skills, qualities, and talents you must possess to be a successful project manager. You need to be able to see the big picture, break it down into smaller pieces, and...

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What’s Your Learning Plan? careers certifications jason orloske professional development Apr 15, 2021

I learned early in my career that professional growth and development was my responsibility, not my employers. I learned this lesson when I asked my boss what my professional development should be....

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Be the First to Fill the Communication Vacuum that Nature Hates chris kopp communication leadership strategy Apr 13, 2021

Aristotle stated that nature abhors a vacuum. His argument was that nature hates the idea of empty space and will fill it with whatever is available. While this theory was later contested, there is...

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TOP DOWN VS. BOTTOM UP PPM – Which one is right for you? keyedin lindsey marymont pmo ppm ppm solutions project management strategy Apr 12, 2021

If you’ve considered whether your PMO needs a new outlook on strategy, you might find yourself reflecting on whether your foundational approach is a top down focus or a bottom up approach....

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My PMO Can Beat Up Your PMO: A Tale of 2 Defunct Departments & Why PMO's Fail jason orloske pmo strategy Apr 05, 2021

A couple years ago, back when we could have in-person events, I attended a local PMI presentation on process and experience mapping. It was informative with engaging exercises and great...

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What is Your PMO's "Marketing Plan" jason orloske pmo project management strategy Mar 30, 2021

One of my first PMO managers had an Actuary background. His previous job had been to predict timing of certain events (in this case, a health plan calculating participant life expectancy), and then...

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Are You Able To Sleep Through A Storm? chris kopp pmo professional development project management strategy Mar 25, 2021

What qualities are necessary for a Project Manager to be successful? Leadership, organization, and being detail-oriented all come to mind. However, for a Project Manager to be truly...

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People! The Organization's Greatest Asset fola alabi leadership pmo teams Mar 22, 2021

An organization's strategy—amongst other things—has to balance these key tenets of people (its employees), processes, products and or services. These have to be continuously improved to...

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PMO Word Association jan schiller pmo project management Mar 17, 2021

When I need to think outside the box and my Creative Whack Pack isn’t handy, I do some word association. Today’s association was inspired by my home (it’s quite chilly here...

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Would the Uruk Platform work for project owners? mounir ajam ppm solutions project management Mar 15, 2021

I was talking with a friend about investing in The Uruk Platform. He does some work with government agencies, like ministries of transportations, oil & gas, and other entities that build...

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