Why Do You Want a PMO? Questions to Ask When Setting One Up

Why do you want a PMO? That’s a hell of a question to ask when you’re the consultant asking a client why they want to start a Project Management Office (PMO). But, it’s one I felt necessary because thus far their reasoning wasn’t sound. Responses had been between “I read somewhere that…” and “Someone toldContinue reading “Why Do You Want a PMO? Questions to Ask When Setting One Up”

Project Management Predictions for 2023

Tis the season to take a step back to look forward. As another year wraps up, it’s time to peer ahead at this dynamic career of project management and what may change in 2023 and beyond. Here are my predictions! Reimagining Stakeholder Engagement. Stakeholders are a big deal on any project. I learned that yearsContinue reading “Project Management Predictions for 2023”

Not Every Story Your PMO Tells Will Have a Happy Ending

I’m sure you’ve all seen them. Those Disney movies where life is happy and carefree in the beginning. Then, bad shit happens and there’s chaos, sadness, and destruction. The hero, or heroes, fight evil with help of their friends and in the end, triumph! Everyone is great again and life is grand. Happy Ending!! AsContinue reading “Not Every Story Your PMO Tells Will Have a Happy Ending”

My PMO Can Beat Up Your PMO: A Tale of 2 Defunct Departments & Why PMO’s Fail

A couple years ago, back when we could have in-person events, I attended a local PMI presentation on process and experience mapping. It was informative with engaging exercises and great conversations. After the presentation was over, I overheard two people having a disagreement about the PMO’s they worked for. I’m paraphrasing their conversation here, but…Continue reading “My PMO Can Beat Up Your PMO: A Tale of 2 Defunct Departments & Why PMO’s Fail”