As project managers, we have all studied the PMBOK—The Project Management Body of Knowledge. This compilation is a summary of Best Practices and high-level definition of processes in planning and executing a project. We often think that Developing Business Requirements, Vendor Management, and Risk Management are among those that required the most effort and … [Read more...] about Why “Communication” is the Most Important Competency in Project Management
I have always thought that summer was a time for "renewal." After all, isn't that why there was no school in the summer, and why your parents sent you to those summer camp "enrichment" programs? It was so you could relax and enjoy some subjects and activities that you were not exposed to during the remainder of the year. And as you got older, perhaps you had a chance to … [Read more...] about Is It Time for a PMO Renewal?
Ultimately, after all is said and done, I believe that we all are searching for "happiness" in our lives. It's that combination of emotions, activities and long lasting collaborations which bring us satisfaction and enjoyment from living everyday. When my daughter was married six years ago, I gave a toast in which I addressed "happiness." I said that happiness really … [Read more...] about 3 Steps To Happiness For Project Managers
I have noticed recently, in the Discussion sections of LinkedIn's Project Managers, PMO, and PMO Bloggers Groups, that aspiring young project managers have been requesting advice from more experienced project managers and PMO leaders as to what steps they can take to enhance their ability to move forward in the "project community" and to advance their project management … [Read more...] about Five Tangible Things Aspiring Young Project Managers Can Do to Enhance Their Capabilities
I genuinely want to share my experiences developing several Program Management Offices (PMO) and an IT Project Office with others who may be facing the same issues and similar situations. I believe that I have valuable insights about the behavior of project teams, project managers, stakeholders and project organizations that are worthy of sharing with others. The comments … [Read more...] about Why I Write This Blog–The Project Community