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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 [...]

17 Jan, 2021

082: Building Your Organization’s PM Competency with Allison Primack

2021-01-18T12:54:17-05:00January 17th, 2021|PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership There’s an art to building a project management competency program inside your company. If you do it too soon, you could face resistance and may not have the right top down and bottom-up support. What you will hear in this podcast episode is not just how to do it well and what to do, but the art of perfecting the timing. It is probably not the first service you want to build [...]

3 Jan, 2021

080: Accelerate Your Career

2021-01-04T08:06:04-05:00January 3rd, 2021|Laura's PMO Articles Only, PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Wow. We finally made it to 2021 and it's time to look forward to the future and the endless possibilities it holds for you and your career. In this episode, I'm sharing some tips to position yourself to take advantage of all of your strengths and opportunities that come your way. You want to be ready and go after what you want! I'm also giving you a breakdown of all of the [...]

20 Dec, 2020

079: The Purpose Driven PMO with Joe Pusz

2021-01-03T17:36:35-05:00December 20th, 2020|Building a PMO, PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Hey there, IMPACT Drivers! Today, I’m talking with PMO Joe about the purpose-driven PMO. As you know, I believe very strongly that we must assess the organization for IMPACT opportunities before we build our PMO. It starts with understanding WHY you’re creating this PMO and creating that alignment right from the start with your business leaders so that you’re delivering on what really matters. Joe calls this creating purpose with your PMO. [...]

13 Dec, 2020

078: PM of the COVID Pandemic with William Volpe

2021-01-03T17:42:23-05:00December 13th, 2020|Leadership, PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Hey there, IMPACT Drivers! What a year it’s been, huh? This week, it’s time to do a little looking back… I am joined by William Volpe to talk about how applying a stronger project management process earlier in this COVID-19 global pandemic could have significantly influenced the outcomes we experienced this year. What’s interesting is that in many places around the world, people with project and program management experience were not put [...]

6 Dec, 2020

077: The Future of PPM with Andy Jordan

2021-01-03T17:48:50-05:00December 6th, 2020|PMO Practices, Project Portfolio Management|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership I’m super excited to bring back Andy Jordan to the podcast. Andy is President of Roffensian Consulting management consulting firm with a strong emphasis on organizational transformation, portfolio management, and PMOs. Andy and I have partnered on PMO workshops, speaking engagements, and he is a regular speaker for the PMO IMPACT Summit. I love the way he opens our eyes and minds to the ways we can drive ever-higher IMPACT in our [...]

29 Nov, 2020

076: How PMOs Can Lead Change with Valerie Zeller

2021-01-03T17:40:32-05:00November 29th, 2020|Change Management, PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership In this episode, we dive into why PMOs are in the perfect position to lead change within organizations. It is now the time for PMOs to become "Chief Transformation Officers" and support the digital transformation within their enterprise.  Join us to discover why now is the time to evolve your PMO, starting with a 3-step process. I'm joined by Valerie Zeller who is Sciforma's CMO. Valerie Zeller is a growth strategist with [...]

22 Nov, 2020

075: Give Yourself a Break

2021-01-03T17:38:51-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Building a PMO, Laura's PMO Articles Only, PMO Practices, Professional Skills|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Wow. What a year’ it’s been. I am certain that no matter what your plans were in January of this year, they were disrupted in some pretty big ways with the events that have taken place this year. A lot of us have been stressed beyond our normal levels of stress we face when bringing change to organizations. AND I just want to say you’ve got this AND you’re not alone. This [...]