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The High of Having Impact

Click the button below to download this post in a printable format. Download eBook Format You know that feeling when you have made a difference in someone’s life? Do you know that high of having an impact through your service to others? I do and it’s absolutely amazing! Have you had that feeling when working [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Evolution of Project Management Communication

Click the button below to download this post in a printable format. Download eBook Format By: Bill Brantley It is well known that 90% of a project manager’s job is communication. That is because the project manager is the communication hub of the project (Mersino, 2007), sees the big picture, and communicates regularly with stakeholders [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The One Hour Manager

Click the button below to download this post in a printable format. Download eBook Format We think and talk about spring cleaning and new year's resolutions, but what do we do later in the year to get ourselves reset and refocused on what matters?  We all get so busy in the day to day [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

My Interview With APM

Click the button below to download this post in a printable format. Download eBook Format I did an interview for some friends with the Association for Project Management in the UK and I wanted to share this interview with you all! Here you go! Welcome to the Association for Project Management PMO SIG web [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

4 Questions to ask when starting a PMO

Click the button below to download this post in a printable format. Download eBook Format There are many questions you need to ask when you start a PMO. We immediately want to go to defining the services, building templates, taking on an army of PMs, and starting projects. Before we come in like gangbusters, [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

 Why do PMOs exist?

Click the button below to download this post in a printable format. Download eBook Format When I was a keynote speaker at a University of Maryland Project Management symposium, and spoke about my proven process for creating high-impact PMOs, I took a moment to get to know the audience at the beginning and asked them [...]

By | July 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Collaborative Communications

Click the button below to download this post in a printable format. Download eBook Format By David B. Newman, PMP, SPHR and Lisa Hammer, PMP Leadership Techniques, LLC Everybody’s talking about it…the problem. We all know what the problem is and it seems ironic that the problem that everybody is talking about is communication! Ask [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t boil the ocean (when creating a PMO)

Click the button below to download this post in a printable format. Download eBook Format While some people may not have heard the term “boil the ocean,” most have heard of the KISS principle, most notably coined by the U.S. Navy in 1960 as “keep it simple, stupid.”  The idea was don’t over-complicate things [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Earned Value Management (EVM) is not enough

Click the button below to download this post in a printable format. Download eBook Format OK, I know this one is going to create a stir in the social atmosphere and that gives me a bit of a smirk on my face. Why? Because it’s time for project managers and PMO leaders to wake [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Is Your PMO Risk-Ready?

Click the button below to download this post in a printable format. Download eBook Format As the “risk guy” I marvel at how many project offices come to risk management late in the game, rather than a line of first resort.  In our project offices, we need to make sure that risk is integral [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments