Focus on Delivering Value – PMBOK 3.4

“Continually evaluate and adjust project alignment to business objectives and intended benefits and value.” PMBOK pg. 34 This is my favorite principle out of the 12. When I first started my career, the focus was on scope. I would be handed a project and told to get it done. GO! Scope is still important, butContinue reading “Focus on Delivering Value – PMBOK 3.4”

Effective Stakeholder Engagement – PMBOK 3.3

“Engage stakeholders proactively and to the degree needed to contribute to project success and customer satisfaction.” PMBOK pg. 31 Let me tell you a story about why I hammer on stakeholder engagement when mentoring new PM’s. It was to be the biggest, most impactful project I’d taken lead at that point in my career. WeContinue reading “Effective Stakeholder Engagement – PMBOK 3.3”

Creating a Collaborative Project Team Environment – PMBOK 3.2

“Project teams are made up of individuals who wield diverse skills, knowledge, and experience. Project teams that work collaboratively can accomplish a shared objective more effectively and efficiently than individuals working on their own.” PMBOK 3.2, pg 28 This is one of my favorite sections. In 2013, I developed a PMI presentation called “Creating aContinue reading “Creating a Collaborative Project Team Environment – PMBOK 3.2”

The Principles of Being a Good Steward – PMBOK 3.1

“Stewards act responsibly to carry out activities with integrity, care, and trustworthiness while maintaining compliance with internal and external guidelines. They demonstrate a broad commitment to financial, social, and environmental impacts of the projects they support.” – PMBOK, pg 24. Stewardship can mean different things to different people. Essentially, someone trusts you with something, theyContinue reading “The Principles of Being a Good Steward – PMBOK 3.1”

Project242: Success is a Long Road and a Team Event

Project242 (P242) is my journey to bike 242 miles in 24 hours, across the state of Minnesota on gravel roads, in August, 2021 (the Day Across MN, or the DAMN). I’ve found many lessons experienced riding a bike can be applied to our careers. In these posts, I will share the correlations. I looked atContinue reading “Project242: Success is a Long Road and a Team Event”