Submitted by: John Glander on: Fri, 02/14/2014 - 14:27 0 comment(s)
Overview Surprisingly enough, one of the most common questions heard when an organization first starts out to implement some Project Management improvements is “What is a project?” and “What is a portfolio?”.  At first these might seem like a very simple question, but when one delves into what is really being asked the question becomes a lot more interesting.  Frequently the person asking the question is really asking “What qualifies as a project vs. what qualifies as an ‘Activity... Read More
Building toward project success
Submitted by: John Glander on: Tue, 02/11/2014 - 13:09 0 comment(s)
True Story – Misunderstood Objectives The background Several years ago I was working for a consulting company that was hungry for revenue.  The exhaustive efforts of our sales team turned up a government project.  It turns out that the agency had a problem with keeping track of all its websites, content and site media.  They did not know what servers where delivering content to what sites and this was creating a major problem when content needed to be updated or removed... Read More
Submitted by: Jennifer Suwala on: Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:05 4 comment(s)
So you have decided that it’s time for a career change.  You’ve done the resume thing, utilized the contacts in your professional and personal network, gone on interviews and now it looks like you are going to get an offer for your dream job.  Time to pop the champagne, right? Wrong.  Often times there is a “final step” that most us see as a formality, the reference check. Do references count? Imagine you are about to buy a new car for the family and a friend of yours has... Read More
Submitted by: John Glander on: Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:04 0 comment(s)
There are a multitude of project and project portfolio management tools available on the market today.  For organizations with a limited number of projects, a limited resource pool, and/or a limited budget, a "PMO Light" approach can work well. Here are just two examples of how PMO Light can be implemented: “Ultra-Light PMO” – Straight forward, easy to implement, and FREE! Getting Setup Install MS-Project, MS-Word, MS-Excel, on project manager's desktop... Read More
Retaining key staff
Submitted by: Jennifer Suwala on: Mon, 02/03/2014 - 17:33 0 comment(s)
Welcome 2014!  Everything changes over time, but one thing that will most likely not change in 2014 is a business’s desire to grow top line revenue while keeping expenditures low. At the same time employees are looking to grow their career, increase job satisfaction, and increase their income.  I guarantee if you were to get an honest answer from your staff about their New Year’s resolutions at least half of them would include some kind of career aspirations.  With these two... Read More


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