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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are You Able To Sleep Through A Storm? chris kopp pmo professional development project management strategy Mar 25, 2021

What qualities are necessary for a Project Manager to be successful? Leadership, organization, and being detail-oriented all come to mind. However, for a Project Manager to be truly...

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