As I work with project managers in many fields, it is becoming more apparent every day that, in the future, new technology development will play a greater role in delivering “value” from project management. Of course, new technology development has been a major part of many projects. Witness the development of electrical components and controls systems in the Panama Canal … [Read more...] about Building Future PMO Technology Development “Capability” is the key to Adding “Value”
Jack Roth was a project manager who had been managing a major project for a large PMO for about nine months. The project had a two year duration, and was slated to provide new functionality and systems for a major revenue component of the company. One morning Jack arrived at the office to hear the news that a Program Manager who had been managing a major effort that linked … [Read more...] about Project Managers, Are You Ready to Answer the “Call to Duty” in Your Organizations?
Avid readers of my PMO blog will know that one of my favorite topics is the activity and behavior and resulting performance of project managers in a Program Management Office (PMO) setting. I have written numerous "essays" on this subject based on my observation of project manager behavior in the past twenty years or so. Although to this point, I have not reviewed a book on … [Read more...] about Book Review: “Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers” by Anthony Mersino
Readers of this column should be very attuned to my use of "reframing" of issues in project management, whether it be with regard to defining Significant Events for Project Lessons Learned, or addressing issues in projects that can have interpretations that lead to decisions of real consequence with regard to outcomes. However, I have not spent too much time defining when and … [Read more...] about Okay All you Project Managers–Let’s Reframe an Issue
Readers of this blog will know that I talk about behaviors of PMO project managers, team members, stakeholders, and others in the project community. These are real behaviors that I have seen in my experiences working in and setting up several PMOs. Much has been written in recent years about strategic partnerships in project management. The idea is for parties to … [Read more...] about How To Create A Strategic Partner Without Really Trying