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”

What is Your Project Management “Bullpen”?

“Every project manager in your PMO must become expert level in each process group and knowledge area to be successful.” That’s interesting, I thought. I replied back on the professional message board that though I agree every PM needs to understand and show competence in each process group, I don’t agree with the concept ofContinue reading “What is Your Project Management “Bullpen”?”