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”?”

Project242: You Can’t Fix All Problems By Yourself!

Project242 (P242) is my journey to bike 242 miles in 24 hours, across the state of Minnesota on gravel roads, in August, 2021 (the Day Across MN, or the DAMN). I’ve found many lessons experienced riding a bike can be applied to our careers. In these posts, I will share the correlations. “How in theContinue reading “Project242: You Can’t Fix All Problems By Yourself!”

Working in the “Gray Zone”

“Yeah, well, you know gray is my favorite colorI felt so symbolic yesterdayIf I knew PicassoI would buy myself a gray guitar and play” – Mr. Jones by the Counting Crows I heard this on a “Classic Hits” station (released in 1993) and had to chuckle. I can still remember most of the lines andContinue reading “Working in the “Gray Zone””

Impacts of Multitasking on Relationships

I got busted. Big-time busted. Imagine you’re leading a meeting with a number of managers on the call. You’re sharing your screen, walking through an important process and outlining critical tasks. A couple attendees start talking, and you notice that little email icon light up. Your email is on another screen, so you click it.Continue reading “Impacts of Multitasking on Relationships”

Create A Culture of Recognition On Your Project Team

As I watched my boss get an award and recognition for work my team and I did, I got pissed. Not only did he do jack shit, he didn’t even know about our project, or that we’d completed it early with 100% of requirements met, until two days ago! I shared status updates with himContinue reading “Create A Culture of Recognition On Your Project Team”