Tips for Managing a Creative Team

“Well, that conversation didn’t go as planned!” This is something I’ve said to myself a few times in my career when working with creative teams and team members (including very recently, working with a website & marketing team). Though I make it a point to customize my communication style to the person or audience, IContinue reading “Tips for Managing a Creative Team”

The Hard Thing About Simplicity

You know the conversation. To achieve X, we need to do Y. But to do Y, we have to do A, B, and maybe C. And if we do C, then we have to do K. But M also should be included and if M’s included, then O should be too. But that also meansContinue reading “The Hard Thing About Simplicity”

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”

The Future of Project Management?

In these pandemic times, I’ve found opportunities to do professional development. These include reading books, blogs, white papers and engaging in professional social media posts. Topics have been wide-ranging; from PMO creation & operation, to leadership, to creating your own personal “Code.” I’ve also joined a couple networking groups with diverse members from different industries.Continue reading “The Future of Project Management?”

Ramblings of a Volunteer Project & Program Manager

“Holy shit, what have I gotten myself into?!?!” I had literally joined my local Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter 72 hours ago and already I was on my second conference call talking about a registration system for PMI events. The person at the volunteer desk at the event I attended told me there wouldn’t beContinue reading “Ramblings of a Volunteer Project & Program Manager”