We do a lot.  We are ALL doing a lot.  I am willing to bet that every single one of you that reads this article does A LOT!  How can I be so sure?  Well, many of our subscribers are executives, business leaders, PMO leaders, Project/Program Managers, business owners, consultants, volunteers for my nonprofit (Project Management for […]

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 […]

Driving Real Change across an Enterprise I’m going to wrap up this series by going back to the beginning. Alignment with what matters means that you master both the art and the science of establishing a PMO. First, you have the right people, doing the right things, the right way. Then, once you have those […]

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 […]

Why Getting the Right Talent Matters For the last 17 years, I feel like I have been in constant hiring mode.  Actually, I HAVE been in constant hiring mode.  Building, transforming, rescuing, and running PMOs requires a constant focus on talent management.  I constantly had resumes on my desk and have looked at thousands of […]

Do Some Tools Have a Proven Success Over Others? The bottom line on tools is this…if you aren’t using it as it was designed and/or have chosen to customize it so that it barely looks like what you started with, you are slowly going to degrade the functionality and usefulness of this tool to the […]

Implementation Methodology vs. Project Management / What’s New in Portfolio Level Methodology? In my mind, there is a difference between implementation methodology and project management discipline.  They can work together quite seamlessly, but aren’t the same thing.  Looking at the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), you will see the various “Whats” that need to […]