Pretend for a few minutes that you are the Vice President of Program Management for your company, and that you are taking some time to "reflect" on where your PMO has been, and where you think it is going. It hasn't always been an easy road getting to this point. There were times when you thought "project management" might even be a dirty phrase, because the promise just … [Read more...] about How Do You “Motivate” Your PMO to Make that Step Change to the Next Level of Performance?
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There seems to be an abundance of recent research and published information on leadership in organizations these days. Ironically, however, during the same time that the old method of listing and evaluating "attributes" of leadership has yielded to the critical examination of actual behavior in significant leadership scenarios, there have been fundamental breakdowns in basic … [Read more...] about In the Evolutionary Stages of a PMO, How Can You Identify the Leaders Who will Ensure The Success of the PMO at Steady State?
In an earlier post to this PMO Blog ("What is the Impact of Project Environment on Project Lessons Learned and Knowledge Management" ), I talked about observations from my experiences working in a PMO setting about project lessons learned (observations which have been confirmed by others using systemic thinking principles). Project lessons learned can arise from two … [Read more...] about How Can We Influence the Project Environment to Positively Impact all the Projects Subject to that Environment?