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28 Mar, 2021

092: Who Owns the PM Process

2021-03-11T14:30:23-05:00March 28th, 2021|PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Hey there, IMPACT Driver! This is the second episode in a three-part series about implementing project management practices in an organization, and how important it is to get the when, how, and who just right.  Last week, we talked about how important timing is when implementing PM practices in the organization. This week, we're going to talk about who should own the PM and PMO processes. Are you wondering if this is [...]

21 Mar, 2021

091: The Right Time for Process

2021-03-11T13:22:05-05:00March 21st, 2021|PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Hey there, IMPACT Driver! Have you heard the saying, "Timing is everything?" That statement applies to so many things and implementing PM process in your organization is no different. Last week, I shared a huge mistake PMO leaders make when starting a PMO and this follows right along with that theme.  If you implement PM processes at the wrong time, you will run the risk of running your PMO right into the [...]

14 Mar, 2021

090: Huge Mistake PMO Leaders Make

2021-03-11T13:16:20-05:00March 14th, 2021|PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Do you know that you might be making one of the biggest mistakes that PMO leaders make when starting a PMO? This mistake can be so detrimental that it can erode any credibility you have, set all of your stakeholders up to go around the PMO, and destroy all hopes you have for building a PMO that you KNOW will provide incredible value to the organization.  In this episode, I'm sharing a [...]

7 Mar, 2021

089: Do you need a PMO

2021-03-07T10:45:32-05:00March 7th, 2021|PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership What is the purpose of a PMO and do you need one for your organization?  You may have heard that PMOs are a great way for you to deliver on your organization's strategy and are curious about what value a PMO would really bring to your organization. Or you might be on the other end of the spectrum and had a not-so-great experience with PMOs. I hear you and explain why this [...]

28 Feb, 2021

088: Difficult Stakeholders

2021-03-05T10:56:36-05:00February 28th, 2021|PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Today's topic...managing stakeholders! In my recent survey, many respondents listed managing stakeholders as one of the most challenging aspects of their day-to-day responsibilities. So how do you effectively engage your stakeholders, even the most difficult ones?You’ll learn some simple steps you can take immediately to manage your stakeholders more effectively, reduce the stakeholder-driven headaches on your project and PMO, and achieve greater IMPACT with the right stakeholder engagement strategy. Listen to this [...]

21 Feb, 2021

087: Should Your PMO Have a Charter

2021-02-21T10:29:42-05:00February 21st, 2021|PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership In this episode, I'm continuing my series of debunking some of the biggest myths in PMOs.  We're talking about the PMO charter. Should you have a PMO charter or not? If not, how do you clarify the goals for your PMO to get that incredibly important stakeholder buy-in we all need to be successful?  We'll cover... to charter or not to charter how to effectively communicate the goals, priorities, services, capabilities, and [...]

14 Feb, 2021

086: PMO Maturity Models

2021-02-14T14:21:49-05:00February 14th, 2021|PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership In this episode, we're talking all about PMO Maturity Models.  Should you focus on maturing your PMO according to a predefined maturity model or framework? Is there a maturity model framework out there that's best for you and for your PMO? Join me for this episode as I share an eye-opening perspective on the Maturity Model prescription and even debunk some myths that could be holding you back from making the IMPACT [...]

7 Feb, 2021

085: PMO Types

2021-02-07T17:47:19-05:00February 7th, 2021|PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership There’s so much buzz out there about the type of PMO you should have and it can get super confusing. In this episode, I’m going to debunk the PMO Type myth, explain why typing your PMO is so dangerous, and what to do instead.   Power the Modern, Agile Enterprise  Wrike is a collaborative work management platform that enables teams to be insanely productive by transforming the way they plan, [...]

31 Jan, 2021

084: When Leaders Take Communication for Granted with Skip Weisman

2021-01-31T14:05:48-05:00January 31st, 2021|PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Do you know the true cost leaders pay when they take communication for Granted?  This is such an important topic and I'm pleased to have Skip Weisman on this episode to shed light on this topic.  You'll learn how to determine the cost of a "soft" skill like communication in a work environment or company culture, what leaders can do to not take communication for granted along with what can happen if they [...]

24 Jan, 2021

083: Why Project Management is All About Relationships with Annmarie Curley

2021-01-24T14:42:38-05:00January 24th, 2021|PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership I have to admit…when I was early in my career, I was pretty outcome-focused and sometimes didn’t take the time necessary to bring people with me through the change I was driving. Sure, I had plenty of friends and colleagues I enjoyed working with, however, if I was on a tough project or under tight deadlines, I definitely didn’t worry so much if the people were on board. This cost me a [...]