This past week was the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans. The commentary on "Meet the Press" stated that it was the largest "man-made" disaster in U.S. history; not the largest "natural disaster." Why? Because at some point in the past, a large (failed) project was undertaken to reinforce New Orleans' levee system. This project was supposed … [Read more...] about What is the Actual Cost to Your PMO for not Capturing and Sharing Project Lessons Learned?
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?
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?