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What Successful PMOs are Doing in 2022 keyedin pmo project management strategy Apr 13, 2022

The past couple of years have showcased this significant shift of the role of the PMO. That shift is for the PMO to go from tracking, monitoring and reporting to the management of real business...

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How to Ensure Buy-In When Introducing New Software in Your PMO meisterplan pmo project management technology Apr 08, 2022

There is no doubt that people are the heart of your organization. Their expertise, dedication, and passion are what allow the organization to achieve its business goals.  Your employees are...

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Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast carl manello pmo productivity project management Apr 07, 2022

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast – Joe Garagiola, Major League Baseball Catcher and TV announcer

The effective delivery of projects is also an endless...

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Project Productivity Parasites careers pmo productivity project management ruffin veal iii Apr 06, 2022

Welcome to this edition of the ProjectTalk newsletter. 

Making productive use of our time is essential for project success. In addition, we must think long term. However, there are unavoidable...

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What is Earned Value Management in Construction and Engineering? careers construction cora ppm engineering project management Mar 28, 2022

How Earned Value Management works is explained in detail in the Project Management Institute (PMI) paper, Earned Value Management Systems1, and is summed up as follows:

“Earned Value...

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The Truth About Status Reports and Product Delivery Teams carl manello communication project management Mar 16, 2022

All the News That’s Fit to Print”: slogan for The New York Times

Adolph Simon Ochs (1858 – 1935), American Newspaper Publisher

Status reports and meetings are killing...

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Our PMO Career Path: Three Underestimated Concepts careers pmo project management ruffin veal iii Mar 14, 2022

Welcome to this edition of the ProjectTalk newsletter. 

Along our professional journey each of us who aspires advancement to higher levels of PM management must develop certain skillsets that...

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Why Should a Project Manager Care About Citizen Development? project management technology trackvia Feb 28, 2022

We demonstrated the value of a Project Manager becoming a Citizen Developer, in the blog titled, “Project Manager: The Next Great Citizen Developer”. Now we want to provide you more...

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A Guide to Rating Employees on Annual Performance Reviews careers chris kopp communication leadership project management Feb 15, 2022

I walked into my manager’s office with a bit of a swagger and a smug look. “Everything for this week is done,” I said. “All project plans have been updated, the...

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PMO Leadership – Educators, Mentors and Trainers leadership project management ruffin veal iii Feb 07, 2022

As PMO management, our PMO organizations are only as strong and competent as those who report to us. 

In addition to our executive management responsibilities, we are now called upon to be...

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How can we achieve sustainability when managing projects? cora ppm leadership philip martin ppm solutions project management sustainability Jan 31, 2022

Cora CEO Philip Martin examines what organizations need to do in order to deliver projects in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.

The recent COP26 conference in Glasgow has...

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Project Talk: The 5 Phases of IT Projects pmo project management ruffin veal iii strategy Jan 07, 2022

Welcome to our latest edition of the ProjectTalk newsletter. This month we will discuss of The 5 phases of IT Projects, What to do when your project slips and Delivering projects using Agile...

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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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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 Manager; The Next Great Citizen Developer pmo ppm solutions project management strategy technology trackvia Dec 15, 2021

Managing a project is inherently filled with different items that must be planned, tracked and controlled.  Budgets, actual hours worked, resource allocation, risks, issues, changes, status...

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