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 [...]

11 Apr, 2021

094: The Right Way to Rescue a Project

2021-04-16T12:26:05-04:00April 11th, 2021|PMO Practices|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Hey there, IMPACT Driver! You know that feeling when you are called in to rescue a project and you get to be the hero? The adrenaline is pumping, the stress is on, and you gotta admit...this is fun...at least a little. :) You probably also realize that when you act as a firefighter, again and again, you are letting your project people off the hook of learning better behaviors that will ensure [...]

4 Apr, 2021

093: Dealing with Process Resistance

2021-04-16T12:21:02-04:00April 4th, 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 final episode of the three-part series on implementing project management practices in an organization.  In Episode 091, we talked about how important timing is when implementing PM practices. In Episode 092, we covered who should own the PM and PMO processes.  Once we get those critical components right, and if we're still having challenges with resistance to PM best practices, we can turn to these [...]

28 Mar, 2021

092: Who Owns the PM Process

2021-04-16T11:09:26-04:00March 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

2021-04-16T12:17:00-04:00March 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 [...]