Browsing Posts published in February, 2010

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 […]

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 Valentine’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In Session I, we talked about the PMO Author taking a clean sheet of paper and developing a Funding Authorization Statement or Summary for a project which would include information and details concerning supporting documentation for the justification and approval process.  Here is the example we used: “This funding authorization seeks $37.5 million (capital and expense) from […]

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