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The Evolving Definition of "Done" careers jason orloske pmo project management strategy Jan 04, 2022

"We're more concerned about meeting customer needs than defining done."

For years, I have defined "Done" as a clearly articulated definition of the output of a project. Simple enough. The project...

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Project Management Trends in 2022 agile jason orloske leadership pmo project management Dec 01, 2021

The project management industry continues to evolve. Traditional responsibilities of a project professional continue to be blurred. In our hybrid reality of remote teams and short-staffed...

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PMBOK 3.7 Tailoring Your Approach jason orloske pmo professional development project management Oct 20, 2021

"Design the project development approach based on the context of the project, its objectives, stakeholders, governance, and the environment using "just enough" process to achieve the desired...

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Leadership Behaviors – PMBOK 3.6 jason orloske pmo professional development project management Oct 14, 2021

"Demonstrate and adapt leadership behaviors to support individual and team needs." PMBOK, pg. 40

Leadership is one of the most critical skills a project professional needs for success. In most...

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Be a Holistic, Systems Thinker – PMBOK 3.5 jason orloske pmo professional development project management Oct 12, 2021

"Recognize, evaluate, and respond to the dynamic circumstances within and surrounding the project in a holistic way to positively affect project performance." PMBOK, pg. 37

I don't know how many...

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Focus on Delivering Value – PMBOK 3.4 jason orloske pmo professional development project management Sep 29, 2021

"Continually evaluate and adjust project alignment to business objectives and intended benefits and value." PMBOK pg. 34

This is my favorite principle out of the 12. When I first started my career,...

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Creating a Collaborative Project Team Environment - PMBOK 3.2 jason orloske leadership pmo project management teams Sep 17, 2021

"Project teams are made up of individuals who wield diverse skills, knowledge, and experience. Project teams that work collaboratively can accomplish a shared objective more effectively and...

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The Principles of Being a Good Steward - PMBOK 3.1 jason orloske leadership professional development project management Sep 08, 2021

"Stewards act responsibly to carry out activities with integrity, care, and trustworthiness while maintaining compliance with internal and external guidelines. They demonstrate a broad commitment...

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How Project Management Can Help Fight the "IT and the Business" Paradox communication jason orloske pmo project management Aug 02, 2021

Have you ever heard the term "IT and the Business?" Have you ever said "IT and the Business?" Did you know every time you say "IT and the Business" a baby kitten dies?

OK, that last part isn't true...

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Is Your PMO Leadership A Solid "Safety Bar"? jason orloske leadership pmo project management Jun 17, 2021

"Our PMO is like riding a roller coaster where the safety bar meant to keep you from flying out works about 50% of the time...or less."

The advantage of presenting and being a panelist at...

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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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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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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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