2 May, 2021

097: The Googled PMO

2021-05-06T19:14:18-04:00May 2nd, 2021|Building a PMO, PMO Practices, PMO Startup, Podcast|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Hey there, IMPACT Drivers. It is so easy to jump online and do a quick search when we need the answer to something. I do it all the time! However, with all the information out there about PMOs, how do you know if what you're looking for is going to take you down the right path or set you up for a lot of frustration and spinning in circles.  This week, we're [...]

25 Apr, 2021

096: Start with PPM

2021-05-06T20:03:45-04:00April 25th, 2021|Building a PMO, PMO Practices, PMO Startup, Podcast|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Hey there, IMPACT Drivers. Last week, we explored what you can do to be successful if you have a very small PMO (or a PMO of one person), which is how many start out.This week, I'm sharing with you what I believe to be the most important service you can deliver for your stakeholders and WHY you should do it in the early days of PMO services delivery.Listen to this episode to unlock [...]

18 Apr, 2021

095: Successful One Person PMO

2021-04-20T00:11:21-04:00April 18th, 2021|Building a PMO, PMO Practices, PMO Startup|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Hey there, IMPACT Drivers. Today we’re talking about the best ways you can make an IMPACT with your PMO if you are a one person PMO. How do you successfully build and deliver PMO services and capabilities when there's only one of you and oh so much to do? Some of the students in my IMPACT Engine PMO Training and Implementation program join because they are starting a PMO. Some of them [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

21 Nov, 2020

The PMO: The Best Kept Secret to Business Agility

2020-11-21T17:46:56-05:00November 21st, 2020|Building a PMO, PMO Practices, PMO Startup|

In times of crisis, many business leaders will underestimate the role a PMO can play in driving just-in-time business decisions that are critical when companies need to respond and adapt to increasingly uncertain market conditions. The role of the PMO is now more than ever a crucial function that is well-positioned to arm business leaders with the information and resources to guide the going-forward strategy that must be defined as quickly as the environment is shifting. In some organizations, PMO leaders have found themselves in a reactionary state trying to respond to ad hoc questions, while other PMO leaders [...]

15 Nov, 2020

074: Stop Wasting Time, First Address Resource Management with Sean Pales

2021-01-03T17:42:25-05:00November 15th, 2020|Building a PMO, Laura's PMO Articles Only, Leadership, PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management In this episode, you will learn that for any PMO to gain prominence and become a true partner to the business, it must focus on the most impactful discipline: resource management. Many PMOs fail to provide lasting value and become antithetical to strategy execution.   For a PMO looking to drive lasting strategic impact, resource management represents the surest path. I'm joined by Sean Pales who is the founder and [...]

8 Nov, 2020

073: Tying Strategy to Projects with Rani Pangam

2021-01-03T17:48:52-05:00November 8th, 2020|Building a PMO, Laura's PMO Articles Only, PMO Practices, Project Portfolio Management|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management In this episode, you will learn how PMOs play a vital role in tying strategy to business value realization. As we transition to the “new normal” of a pandemic, companies are shifting focus from cost optimization to value optimization. I'm joined by Rani Pangam who is Head of PMO, Enterprise Agile Transformation and Organizational Change CoE at ServiceNow, where she has gained extensive experience leading strategic initiatives like Managed [...]

1 Nov, 2020

072: Top Skills for PMO and PM Leaders with Elise Stevens

2021-01-03T17:38:55-05:00November 1st, 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: Strategic and Business Management Hey there, IMPACT Driver! Before the chaos of 2020, there were changes in the air with our roles in the Project Management industry. Business leaders were beginning to expect more out of their project teams and those that were the most successful in the eyes of their business leaders had a seat at the table in driving not just outputs on projects, but the outcomes needed for the organization [...]

25 Oct, 2020

071: New PMO Role? Do This First

2021-01-03T17:36:36-05:00October 25th, 2020|Building a PMO, Laura's PMO Articles Only, PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management Hey there, IMPACT Driver! This episode is dedicated to the many people that have reached out to me recently saying that they've just been hired to new PMO roles and believe the guidance I shared with them helped give them an edge over the competition. It warms my heart and inspired me to share some insights and ideas with you to consider if you're looking for a new role [...]