The Value of Informal Communication

A 30 minute coffee meeting turned into 90. Before we knew it, we both had other meetings to go to. Where had the time gone? What started as reviewing the scope of a program turned into a conversation about our personal lives, one that found many commonalities. Your kiddo swims? So does mine! My familyContinue reading “The Value of Informal Communication”

The Evolving Definition of “Done”

“We’re more concerned about meeting customer needs than defining done.” For years, I have defined “Done” as a clearly articulated definition of the output of a project. Simple enough. The project has scope. It’s my job to lead a team to deliver that scope. That scope is delivered, and now it’s time to move onContinue reading “The Evolving Definition of “Done””

Enabling Change – PMBOK 3.12

“Prepare those impacted for the adoption and sustainment of new and different behaviors and processes required for the transition from the current state to the intended future state created by the project outcomes.” PMBOK pg. 58 “What’s OCM?” “Organizational Change Management.” “Is that an actual job?” “Yep. They tell us what’s gonna happen, do someContinue reading “Enabling Change – PMBOK 3.12”

Project Management Trends in 2022

The project management industry continues to evolve. Traditional responsibilities of a project professional continue to be blurred. In our hybrid reality of remote teams and short-staffed companies, new challenges and opportunities will arise. Below are my thoughts on eight 2022 trends based on what I’ve experienced, talking to others, and reading insights and articles fromContinue reading “Project Management Trends in 2022”

Adaptability and Resiliency – PMBOK 3.11

“Build adaptability and resiliency into the organization’s and project team’s approaches to help the project accommodate change, recover from setbacks, and advance the work of the project.” PMBOK pg. 55 In my 20+ project management career, I can truly think of only ONE project that went to plan and had no issues. It was aContinue reading “Adaptability and Resiliency – PMBOK 3.11”