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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An organization that appoints a PMO leader with no experience in project management is doomed to failure – Podcast

What are the most important skills needed to support the effective functioning of a PMO? What type of leader is needed to ensure that the PMO launches successfully? Can a deep background within the industry and a comfort maneuvering in the organization make up for...
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Projects can succeed even when companies have bad or failing strategies – Podcast

Strategy is hailed as the end-all be-all of business today but prior to the 1960s it did not even appear in business literature. However, with $30.5B on strategy consulting in 2016 alone, surely it is vital to organizational and project success. Project managers can't...
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Benefits realization is not the responsibility of the project manager – Podcast

Benefits realization is a complex process that was brought info focus with the introduction of PMI standards such as the program management and portfolio management standards. Within the profession this concept is gaining a lot of exposure as it becomes critical for...
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Organizations that employ project managers do not need change managers – Podcast

Change management as a profession is fairly new to the market, but already gaining traction. However, many project professionals see change management as merely a skill set within the project management body of knowledge. Projects create change and the role of change...
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Firefighting is the enemy of Project Management – Podcast

Companies must be able to respond to changing priorities, shifting market demands, and new regulatory compliance needs. Well-documented and consistently adopted project management frameworks typically lead to greater success. But in a changing landscape, will stale...
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