If you have been following my blog posts, you know that I have used the term "framing" with regard to projects many times. Some of you may be wondering just what is the significance of "framing" to the success of projects. When I a was a member of the Shared Services PMO with ConocoPhillips, we had a framework for analysis known as DRA--Decision and Risk Analysis. This … [Read more...] about What is So Significant About “Framing” the Project Correctly?
Archives for February 2010
In my last post I promised to follow-up on the metaphor that I had developed comparing movies to projects. Although project managers do not often think about themselves as "Directors," they essentially play the same role in projects as "Directors" do in films. I mentioned that the movie DVD "Pride and Prejudice" with its additional features had struck me over … [Read more...] about What Can Project Managers Learn From the Movies? Part II
If you are reading this entry, chances are you are a project manager, a project team member, or someone who is interested in how projects are executed and how PMOs are implemented and maintained. If that is the case, I am certain that you are probably tired of reading the same old lists of "What Contributes to Project Success?" or "Why Projects Fail." That is why I want to … [Read more...] about What Can Project Managers Learn from the Movies? Part I
For those of you new to my blog by way of "Scope Crepe," I want to thank Rich Maltzmann, PMP, for his link with my PMO Expert Blog. My blog is intended to provide project managers and PMO leaders an in depth look at some issues and themes from my 15 years of experience in putting together several PMOs as well as an IT Project Office in the early days. Here we examine PMO … [Read more...] about Welcome to my Blog!!!
A number of years ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds played a baseball game in which the Dodgers did nothing right and the Reds did nothing wrong. The final score was 10-0 in favor of the Reds. In a post game press conference, the Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda was asked this question by a reporter, " How do you feel about your team's execution today?" Tommy … [Read more...] about What Do I Do if My PMO Can’t Execute?