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?
Many of the followers of my blog will recall my references to the principles and work of Lou Tice of The Pacific Institute. Lou Tice was a teacher and a leader who guided the development of many managers in large and small organizations. His "Achieving Your Potential" and "Investment in Excellence" Programs have been a mainstay for internal development of key personnel for … [Read more...] about Project Managers, Make Bold Plans AHEAD of Acquiring Resources, Competencies and Capabilities
Do you think that you can snap your fingers whenever you need some vital information? Do you think that your LinkedIn connections or your Facebook or Twitter friends will come running to your aid whenever you need help? If it was late at night, and you were sitting in front of your laptop, in a foreign country, several thousand miles from most of your network, with a useless … [Read more...] about The Real Power of Your Network
Last week on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Paul Reiser was a guest. You may remember Paul as the male lead in the sitcom "Mad About You" which starred Helen Hunt as his wife. The madcap comedy of this twosome kept me in stitches for many evenings. Paul was appearing on "The Tonight Show" to promote his new sitcom "The Paul Reiser Show." However, as luck often … [Read more...] about Is Your Project in 2-D or 3-D?
I once worked with a college professor whose reference books on his desk had notations in the margins which consisted of columns of scribbled, handwritten dates such as "8/25/1982." When I questioned him about the notations, some of which consisted of five or six dates in a column in the margin, he said that many of the "topics" and "subjects" were really recurring themes in … [Read more...] about Change Creates Opportunity: Is Your PMO Ready?