Category: Project Management

What is PMOps?

As part of my new PMO re-design PMOps™ (Project Management Operations office) introducing one new metric at a time and once we see the adoption moving towards improvement, in other words, Management by Objectives, we introduce another. It’s like Capability Maturity on steroids.

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How to Start an Analytics Organization: People vs Technology

I was flattered when I was recently asked how I would build up an Analytics capability within a medium-sized business that was just about to kick off operations. This particular organization had nothing in place. Whoever oversaw putting this organization together was truly starting from scratch.

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The 70×10 Rule of Project Management

Jim Rohn developed a 70×10 rule for money distributing his wealth into lifestyle, charity, active and passive capital categories. He gave his ideal percentages for each and told the audience to plan accordingly. Project managers also have an ideal percentage of their time. The triple constraint, personal development, and mentorship are the three categories discussed in the article.

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How to actually leverage presentations for Career Growth?

The meeting time with management is an opportunity to further your personal brand. This article provides three presentation styles that can be used effectively as unscheduled interviews for a project manager to sow the seeds for career enhancement.

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Wait for it…. Wait for it… Risk Will Take Care of Itself!

Many project managers are optimistic about the ultimate outcome of their projects, however that optimism can work against them if applied in the wrong circumstances.

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Detachment is the Key to Leadership

Making a decision in an emotional state rarely goes in a positive direction. This attachment to the project causes a project manager to stumble. To lead a team properly, one must become detached to the outcomes. Relax, look around, and then making the call leads to better outcomes and less of an emotional roller coaster for the project manager.

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Fixing Your PMO

Kim Curtis explains the types of PMOs today, a condensed version of her full white paper called The Dysfunctional PMO which outlines the inception of the PMO, the types of PMOs in existence today, issues within the PMO that can cause failure as well as gives a step by step process to fix it.

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