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 [...]

4 Oct, 2020

068: The Gymnastic PMO with Sunil Prashara

2021-01-03T17:47:13-05:00October 4th, 2020|PMO Pivot, Podcast|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management Hi, IMPACT Drivers! If you’ve been in my community for a while, you’ve heard me talk about the shifting role of the PMO and the requirement to pivot to become a strategic business partner that your organization needs to thrive in the future. You’ve heard me say that the role of the PMO is to drive ever-higher return on investment for the organization’s strategy as quickly as possible and that [...]

27 Sep, 2020

067: The Missing Secret to Project Manager Development

2021-01-03T17:38:56-05:00September 27th, 2020|Podcast, Professional Skills|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management Hi, IMPACT Drivers! This is a riveting episode with Scott Payne, President of PM Master Prep.  Scott and I dive deep into how the best organizations design their training programs for maximum impact.  We will explain how the best organizations abandon the traditional off-the-shelf training approach and follow a more agile, engaged approach.  What you learn here will help you create a more focused, impactful, and sustainable project management team.  [...]

20 Sep, 2020

066: The PMO of Tomorrow with Jennie Fowler

2021-01-03T17:47:15-05:00September 20th, 2020|PMO Pivot, Podcast|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Hi, IMPACT Drivers! I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Jennie Fowler over the last few years and I’ve been impressed by how she’s built and run a highly successful, highly IMPACT-ful Strategy Realization Office (SRO) for her company for over 7 years. The more I talk to her and hear her talk about their journey, the more I see the connections between what she’s been doing and the very things I [...]

13 Sep, 2020

065: The Portfolio Management Dream with Rick Morris

2021-01-03T17:48:53-05:00September 13th, 2020|Podcast, Project Portfolio Management|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Hi, IMPACT Drivers! Today I’m talking to Rick Morris about the portfolio management dream. You hold the keys to your organization's strategy delivery when you have a portfolio management practice in place. So, how do you get there in a way that makes it a dream come true instead of a nightmare? In this episode, you’ll learn: Why Rick calls it "a dream" and if it's actually doable the barriers to portfolio management you must [...]

6 Sep, 2020

064: Leadership in a Time of Crisis with Amir Younes

2021-01-03T17:42:27-05:00September 6th, 2020|Leadership, Podcast|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Hi IMPACT Drivers! There’s no question that leadership today means facing a unique set of challenges. Leaders must find a way to empower and motivate dispersed employees and facilitate cross-functional collaboration, operating in an environment like never before. With remote work as the new norm for so many, effective leadership is critical. In this episode, I’m talking to Amir Younes, Vice President of Client Success at Wrike. During his time at Wrike, Amir has built [...]

30 Aug, 2020

063: Applying a Disciplined Agile Mindset to the PMO with Scott Ambler

2021-01-03T17:45:22-05:00August 30th, 2020|Methods, Podcast|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management Hi, there IMPACT Drivers! Have you heard of Disciplined Agile? I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Scott Ambler, the Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at the Project Management Institute (PMI) and he’s introduced me to Disciplined Agile and I LOVE IT! It’s the perfect approach to putting common sense into common practice. It’s not a framework or methodology, but more of a toolkit of guidance and [...]

23 Aug, 2020

062: How a SRO Can Make an IMPACT with the PMO with Philip Martin

2021-01-03T17:47:16-05:00August 23rd, 2020|PMO Pivot, Podcast|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management This week, I’m speaking with Philip Martin, CEO of Cora Systems. Philip has been working with organizations globally to implement portfolio solutions and how critical it is to get it right AND get it right. We’re going to walk through Philip’s 9 Rules for Successful Strategy Realization and if you like what you hear, make sure not to miss his session at the PMO IMPACT Summit where you can download [...]

16 Aug, 2020

061: From PMO to Strategy Implementation Office with Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

2021-01-03T17:47:17-05:00August 16th, 2020|PMO Pivot, Podcast|

Welcome to the PMO Strategies Podcast + Blog, where PMO leaders become IMPACT Drivers! PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management Today, I'm talking with PMO IMPACT Summit Speaker, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, about PMOs moving toward this concept of the Strategy Implementation Office. Recently, Gartner claimed that 80% of today’s Project Management tasks will be eliminated by 2030 as Artificial Intelligence takes over. Will 80% of today’s PMO tasks will most likely also disappear too? In this episode, you’ll learn: How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted project management Why PMOs are struggling [...]