How Project Management Can Help Fight the “IT and the Business” Paradox

Have you ever heard the term “IT and the Business?” Have you ever said “IT and the Business?” Did you know every time you say “IT and the Business” a baby kitten dies? OK, that last part isn’t true and probably a little harsh, but that’s the way I feel when I hear it. ThisContinue reading “How Project Management Can Help Fight the “IT and the Business” Paradox”

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”?”

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”

Would This Be Acceptable to Your Biggest Critic?

The other day I had a nostalgic moment when I was sending something to an executive director.  I reviewed the information being sent a couple times, but in the end didn’t feel it was complete.  Then I asked myself; would this be acceptable to the biggest critic I’ve ever had in my career? Flash backContinue reading “Would This Be Acceptable to Your Biggest Critic?”

A Good Boss Makes Even A Bad Company Tolerable

Out of nowhere, a golf ball suddenly appeared on the floor of my cube.  That only meant one thing; my boss was a second behind. But instead of taking a deep breath and hoping this boss would be in and out of my cube in under 30 seconds, I actually looked forward for the interactionContinue reading “A Good Boss Makes Even A Bad Company Tolerable”