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3 Ways to Reduce Friction When People Work with Your PMO chris kopp leadership pmo project management Jan 03, 2022

In a previous article we asked, How Much Friction Does Your PMO Generate?  The net of the article was that people come to your PMO because they want to transition from their current state to a...

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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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How Much Friction Does Your PMO Generate? chris kopp leadership pmo project management strategy Nov 29, 2021

Videos from the cockpit of the space shuttle re-entering Earth’s atmosphere are amazing! As the shuttle reduces its speed, 'kinetic friction,' the resistance created by two objects sliding...

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Are You Falling Victim to Annual Performance Review "Bait"​? careers chris kopp leadership Oct 25, 2021

Movies that appear to be produced for the sole purpose of Academy Award nomination are called “Oscar Bait.” One strategy of movie producers in this genre is to release the film late in...

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Five Ways to Make Your PMO More Customer-Centric leadership meisterplan pmo project management Sep 24, 2021

We’ve all heard the adage, “the customer is always right.” If you’ve ever worked in customer service, this phrase might make you want to roll your eyes, but the sentiment at...

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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 to Virtually Manage Remote Teams during Pandemic communication leadership pmo project management strategy syed qasim abbas Sep 06, 2021

Well, it has been more than a year or so, I have been managing & leading my team remotely. Below is a summary of my experience, the challenges I faced & How I overcame them.

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The First Question to Ask Yourself When Something Goes Off the Rails careers chris kopp leadership pmo project management Jul 19, 2021

I once worked for a fellow who had a big job; as in, multiple departments and tons of people rolled up to him. His phone never stopped ringing, and in the constant flow of text messages and email...

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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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But, We've Always Done It That Way! chris kopp leadership project management strategy Jun 07, 2021

A young girl once asked her mother why she cut off the ends of the roast before putting it in the pan. “That’s a great question,” her mother said. “I’m not really...

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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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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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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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Choosing the right approach to scale your organisation with Agile agile fatimah abbouchi leadership strategy Feb 22, 2021

We focus a lot of our energy on how an organisation can go Agile and how we, as an enabler, can help your organisation to apply the appropriate support and governance layers to Project Management,...

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