Have you ever been told that you need to be more strategic? Did you think to yourself, “Geez, I thought I was being strategic!” What the heck does it mean to be strategic, anyway, and how do you know if you are doing it?

We think and talk about spring cleaning and new year’s resolutions, but what do we do later in the year to get ourselves reset and refocused on what matters?  We all get so busy in the day to day of doing our jobs and sometimes that means we forget to do the things we know will […]

Have you ever gotten frustrated because your sponsor didn’t do what you were expecting them to do? I have. I used to get really frustrated that they seemed to not care as much about their own project as I did. It was super annoying.

What does it mean when you call someone a difficult stakeholder? No, back up. What does it mean to be a stakeholder and how do you engage them effectively? My definition of a stakeholder is anyone that can positively or negatively influence, or is affected by, the outcomes of a project. It’s about cause and […]

No, seriously, they aren’t. Don’t believe me? Know anyone that has gotten married, had kids, changed jobs, tried a new hairstyle, remodeled their kitchen, bought new clothes, read a new book, taken a class, rearranged their furniture in their house, or any of millions of other large or small changes? How many of those have […]

All too often, I see organizations try to create a PMO or change organization because someone got “something shiny syndrome” and then it fizzles before the organization has really been given the chance to take off in a meaningful way.  All of that time, money, and effort spent and now we are letting that work […]

Creating Change Advocacy in Your Organization Change management is essentially about three things:  The project, the people and the people.  What does that mean?  The project is about the work that needs to get accomplished. Essentially, we are talking about the scope. Getting this work done, by the way, is also about the people.  In […]