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Oct
01
Submitted by: Kate Boswell on: Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:58 0 comment(s)
Overview The most common mistake I have seen with project managers managing multiple projects is a failure to effectively communicate with team members and project sponsors. Ironically this “I don’t have time for all this touchy feely stuff” attitude could be one of the reasons your projects feel so overwhelming. If you have inefficient or inaccurate communication with your team it could lead to misunderstanding and mistakes in project work. If you have poor communication with your... Read More
Resource Management Problem
Sep
02
Submitted by: John Glander on: Tue, 09/02/2014 - 15:49 0 comment(s)
Our company helps organizations enhance their project delivery capability. We do this by helping our clients implement policies, procedures, and tools to enhance efficiency and drive down costs. The process starts with a series of discussions to identify specific organizational pain points that are disruptive to the organization’s delivery process. Frequently one of the first pain points brought up is “resource management”. In our client’s eyes, they “never have enough resources to complete... Read More
Setting up a PMO
Jul
31
Submitted by: John Glander on: Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:33 0 comment(s)
Introduction The worldwide recession might be ending, but most organizations are still in risk reduction and cost avoidance mode. Line of business teams are constantly trying to dip-dodge-duck-dive to do anything they can to improve the bottom line. To succeed in a fast moving business environment they need to evolve and that means they need ever more efficient and agile teams to support them. That means new projects, changes to existing ways of doing business, increased productivity...... Read More
Project Management - Expectations vs. Reality
Jul
08
Submitted by: John Glander on: Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:00 0 comment(s)
  In this week's post we continue our series on "Real Life PM Stories".  This series reflects real world project management experiences.  If you have a good real world PM story, share it in the comments section.     The Situation In the late 90’s I was working for a New York City based firm that specialized in technology for financial services firms.  The firm was contracted by a Boston bank to do an initial analysis and quote for the replacement of the... Read More
PMO - Collaboration is key
Jun
23
Submitted by: John Glander on: Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:53 1 comment(s)
After over 20 years managing projects and mentoring companies in the adoption of project and program management best practices, I have come to feel  that “I have seen it all”.  I’ve seen organizations with good PMOs, bad PMOs, and no PMOs.  What is the key differentiator?  Bad PMO’s typically perform poorly because of their approach to “solving the problem”.  They are typically formed by senior management that slams together a project management office to “solve our... Read More

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