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The Project Management Office, the Project Support Office and the Project Office: What's the Difference? meisterplan pmo project management teams Jul 29, 2021

It’s no secret that the team at Meisterplan is a huge fan of the Project Management Office (PMO). We see firsthand the value a PMO can bring to its organization, and as a PPM solution, we...

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How PMOs Can Help Build a Connected Organization meisterplan pmo project management Jul 28, 2021

So many organizations have divided themselves into silos. This likely wasn’t an intentional choice, but as organizations grow it’s easy to fall into the trap of silos. We all know...

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How to Define Which Projects are Actually a Priority? meisterplan pmo project management Jul 26, 2021

How does your organization decide which projects are a priority? Is there a gut feeling that one project is more important than the others or do decision-makers pick their favorite projects...

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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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Are you swatting flies with a hammer? joe pusz pmo project management Jul 08, 2021

I'm a big fan of baseball.  I enjoy watching kids, college teams and of course the professionals.  I played up into college and had dreams of one day becoming a professional in MLB but...

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Why am I excited about PMI announcing their Citizen Development Partner Program? matt hubbard pmo professional development Jul 05, 2021

PMI’s announcement of their Citizen Development Partner Program is music to my ears!


If a reputable organization, such as PMI, is ready to endorse low-code/no-code (LCNC) technology platforms...

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A PMO Lesson I Learned from a Salesperson chris kopp pmo project management strategy Jun 30, 2021

“Nope, we can’t do that,” I said curtly to the potential client. I knew my team would not be able to fulfill their request, and as my colleague and I sat in that meeting, I prided...

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3 Reasons to not "Phone It In"​ When You Are a Remote Worker careers chris kopp communication pmo professional development project management Jun 21, 2021

I remember watching The Jetsons as a kid and thinking how cool it would be if we could video call like them. Jane, Judy, or Elroy would pop up on a desktop screen and talk to George like they were...

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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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What exactly is a PMO? joe pusz pmo Jun 04, 2021

Seems like an easy enough question,  What is a PMO?  However, the answer is a bit more complex.  There really isn't a single answer to the question.  Some organizations employ a...

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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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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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