Shifting assumptions, big picture or details?

Shifting assumptions, big picture or details?

Last week I had an out of town meeting, about an hour away from my house. About 45 minutes out my car started making a funny noise and my dashboard flashed the low pressure tire sensor light. I found a place to pull over into a run down gas station. When I checked my...
PMO Structure or Process

PMO Structure or Process

The reasons behind setting up a PMO are diverse but often are linked to a set of challenges related to organizational projects. Many of my clients have articulated an inability to keep track of progress on projects and a lack of visibility to enable proactive...

Tips For The PMI North America Congress

One of the events that I’ve come to look forward to every years in the PMI North America Congress.  This is in part due to the fact that the event presents an opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues as well as potentially learn of the latest trends in...

PM Adoption Lessons

Project management adoption within organization is not simply about creating a few templates and demanding that everyone use them in planning and managing projects.  The journey begins with defining an overall strategy and a governance approach for effectively...

The SMB and the NPV?

Conducting feasibility studies on potential projects that have a high value in terms of cost is a practice that organizations have embraced to ensure that the anticipated business benefit is clear up front as well as ensuring that accountability established early....

Organizational Culture or Structure?

One of the most important topics of discussion that often gets associated with project management organizational maturity is structure.  When we first get introduced to the profession, especially if we participate in training based on the PMBOK Guide, we learn about...