Monthly Archives: November 2011

Genius PMO: Make Every Project Manager A Genius (Part II)


In our last blog we talked about developing genius solutions to problems, by using the TRIZ method.  TRIZ is an acronym in Russian. In English, it translates into Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. This was developed by a Russian engineer, … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: Make Every Project Manager A Genius (Part I)


If your Project Management Office (PMO) was staffed only by geniuses, you might get more work done. In the real world, we work with a staff that has limitations… limits on what they know, how much they can figure out … Continue reading

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Building Your PMO: The Alpha & Omega of Project Management – Part II


In our last blog we talked about the two most important project phases for a new Project Management Office (PMO) to focus on, the beginning and end. The last blog spoke about the “Alpha,” the start of a project, and … Continue reading

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Building A PMO: Alpha & Omega of Project Management – Part I


Once you are given a mandate to build a Project Management Office (PMO), you will have taken the first of many steps to build this corporate function. But you won’t have years to develop your model, assemble a team of … Continue reading

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10 Steps To Design A Project Management Office!


Every PMO Director has a different view on how to start up a new PMO. Most Directors will agree on the plan at 50,000 feet, but  each will have different ideas about the importance of each element and where it … Continue reading

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Storm Clouds Ahead: Internet Fraud Rises To New Heights


I’m a big advocate of moving applications to the Cloud. The Cloud is just more efficient for hosting applications than internal networks, and applications developed in the Cloud tend to be more advanced and easier to operate. The Cloud is … Continue reading

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Oracle Solaris 11: Is This The Ultimate Cloud Tool?


On November 9th, Oracle launched the new Solaris 11 enterprise operating system at Gotham Hall in New York. Whether or not you work for IT, Oracle’s new Solaris 11 just might change the way you work. We all know the … Continue reading

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Supercharging PMOs With Networking & Technology


In  our last Blog we talked about the challenges facing project management and performance improvement programs: projects running over-budget  and behind schedule, projects that never reach completion, growing your group and maintaining high quality and high payback results. We also … Continue reading

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