Tailoring Your Approach – PMBOK 3.7

“Design the project development approach based on the context of the project, its objectives, stakeholders, governance, and the environment using “just enough” process to achieve the desired outcome while maximizing value, managing cost, and enhancing speed.” PMBOK, pg. 44 The checklist I was looking at had 15 primary tasks, five per phase-gate. Each task couldContinue reading “Tailoring Your Approach – PMBOK 3.7”

Is Your PMO Leadership A Solid “Safety Bar”?

“Our PMO is like riding a roller coaster where the safety bar meant to keep you from flying out works about 50% of the time…or less.” The advantage of presenting and being a panelist at conferences, especially those virtual ones where someone doesn’t need to speak up in a crowded room, is you hear thingsContinue reading “Is Your PMO Leadership A Solid “Safety Bar”?”

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!”