I once worked for a Manager in a Project Office for a major corporation who assigned various responsibilities to his project staff members so that our group objectives of being the benchmark organization for both project management and process management could be assured on an ongoing basis. As an organization, we had just moved into a new building. At that time, conference … [Read more...] about For All Competencies and Capabilities, the Little Things Count Just as Much as the Big Ones
Two weeks ago I presented a program to my weekly luncheon networking group, the Tulsa Business Alliance. Over the last several years, I have noticed that many people, including some members of my luncheon networking group, have been reluctant to participate in the "social media" revolution. I believe the reason for this is that they do not fully understand how they fit in or … [Read more...] about A Self Development Framework for Project Managers
In recent discussions with several evolving and maturing PMO organizations, it was obvious to me that they were wrestling with the question "What is more important: To have a robust Project Risk Management Plan in place or an actionable Project Closeout and Lessons Learned Process?' Those of you who have followed my PMO blog since I started it in January 2010 will realize … [Read more...] about It Is As Important to Focus on Risk Management as it is to Focus on Project Lessons Learned in Your PMO Capability
No doubt if you are a sports fan of any type, you heard that this past weekend that the American and European teams competed for the Ryder Cup Golf Championship at the Medinah Country Club in Chicago. This three-day event alternates each year between a European golf site and a United States golf site. The teams are chosen by a captain from the best PGA golfers from the United … [Read more...] about What Can Project Managers Learn from the 2012 Ryder Cup Golf Championship?
When I was a teenager, I walked into our family room one evening and found my father on his hands and knees in the middle of the floor. Around him were four flip charts and he was drawing with crayon freehand on each of the four flip charts. "What are you doing?" I exclaimed. "You remember last week when I was in Detroit for four days on that Service Training … [Read more...] about The Tremendous Impact of Role Models on Project Management Leadership