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”

What is Your PMO’s “Marketing Plan”

This post was originally written in 2019. But, out of respect for the PMO manager who asked not to be named or have this published until his retirement in March of 2021, I held off. Today, 3/11, was his last day. Thank you, good sir, for being a leader, mentor, and friend. One of myContinue reading “What is Your PMO’s “Marketing Plan””

Don’t Crash on the PPM Mountain Bike Trail!

I listened to a podcast recently where the guest compared entrepreneurship to riding a mountain bike down a hill. Until that point, the talking was background noise. But, because I love all types of biking, they had my attention. The premise is, when you mountain bike down a steep grade, you’re only looking 10-20 feetContinue reading “Don’t Crash on the PPM Mountain Bike Trail!”

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”

Is Your PMO Counting the Right Things

When it comes to reporting and giving updates to management and senior leadership, there’s a story I think back to. During World War II, many bombers were getting hit by anti-aircraft guns. The Center for Naval Analyses officers wanted to add some protective armor to shield the planes. The question was, “where”? The planes couldn’tContinue reading “Is Your PMO Counting the Right Things”