PMOs cannot be cop and advocate

Organizations with complex business models turn to PMOs to enhance their overall performance. However, can the PMO be both the advocate for effective use of project management and drive projects on the one hand while being a cop responsible for measuring project...
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Freelance project management is not a fad but a trend – Podcast

As companies search for ways to optimize their business performance, increasingly they have turned to freelancers. Decreasing the ongoing costs of payroll is an attractive way to cut company overhead. Can freelancers allow a company to maximize the use of talent...
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Project Management certification is not a good criteria to assess professional competence – Podcast

One of the hardest parts of the interview process is determining if someone is competent and able to perform the job they are applying for. In fact, incompetent employees cost organizations millions of dollars every year, both in lost productivity and rework to repair...
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Competence is more important than loyalty when it comes to trusting team members and employees – Podcast

Competence is the ability to do something effectively and efficiently. Loyalty on the other hand is a strong feeling of support or allegiance. Competence and loyalty are both important in situations where team members must trust each others. Strong teams are able to...
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Hail to the micromanager without whom no project gets done – Podcast

Is there any redeemable quality of the micro-manager? Can it be argued that there are circumstances that call for micro-management and that it is not always bad? In the business world micromanagers have a bad reputation but is it really deserved? Don't employees leave...
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Percent complete is not a good indicator of project status and progress toward completion – Podcast

Measuring project performance has always been a challenging task. Many approaches exist to determine how close the project is to being done. Project manager use this information to identify issues, remove obstacles, and find root causes of delays and slippage. But is...
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On troubled projects it is better to bail out than double down – Podcast

Recognizing a project is in trouble may be easy but deciding what to do about it is a whole lot more complicated. Similarly it might be easy to put a stop to a project that has no business justification, dealing with a poorly performing project is a different story....
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Companies should outsource PMO setup projects – Podcast

When it comes to setting up a PMO who should executives and organizations rely on? Are internal staff members by virtue of their strong knowledge of the organization and its culture better positioned to get the job done? Perhaps external consultants can bring skills...
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Blame it all on the strategy consultant, why PMOs fail! – Podcast

The business case for the PMO, especially one that is tasked with strategy execution, begins in the executive hallways with strategy consultants. Strategy consulting represents a nearly $55B business where consultants are looked to for delivering innovative thinking...
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Organizations must change fast or die – Podcast

Organizations are working in an ever-changing environment that operates at break-neck speeds. With the transformation that the marketplace undergoes stakeholders are expecting quick change. However, is fast paced change always in the best interest of the organization?...
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