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Digital Transformation, Low-Code/No-Code and the Citizen Developer pmo project management strategy technology trackvia Aug 18, 2021

For at least 10 years I have heard that digital transformation (DT) is coming. As Google defines it, “Digital transformation is the process of using digital technologies to create new...

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Change Your Lighting, Change Your Influence chris kopp professional development project management strategy Aug 16, 2021

Warning: I’m going classic “7 Habits” here...

Stephen Covey talked about a Circle of Concern and a Circle of Influence. The larger Circle of Concern is everything that worries...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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