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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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One Way to Take Some Heat Off Your Project chris kopp pmo project management stakeholder management Mar 15, 2021

I remember taking a shuttle from an off-site parking lot close to the Atlanta airport. It was nearly 100 degrees and extremely humid, so I was looking forward to the doors of the bus swooshing open...

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9 tips for a rock-star project management office jan schiller pmo Mar 11, 2021

(Originally published on PMWorld 360 Magazine)

In my career, I’ve been fortunate to maximize my value on both sides of the project management office (PMO) solution space. As a...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Project Management Offices (PMOs) jan schiller pmo Mar 04, 2021

Project management office…project office…enterprise center of excellence…project control group…project support office. Ever wonder what a project management office (PMO)...

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Write Every Email as if it will be Read in a Court of Law chris kopp legal professional development strategy Feb 27, 2021

One thing I’ve learned over the years is to type every email as if it will be read in a court of law. In those uncomfortable situations when the bottom falls out of a business...

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