Monthly Archives: December 2011

PMO Genius: Increasing The Maturity Of Your PMO


PMO projects fail. A lot. Why? Basically, it comes down to someone not delivering what they said they would. That individual may not think I was his fault. He might have recommend a firm to provide a product or service, … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: Plan Projects for the New Post Office


One of the big changes we can expect in 2012 is the restructuring of the US Post Office. The post office is one of those things that you expect to always be there. You drop off a letter in the mail … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: Let’s Kill Email! Lessons From A Leading Technology Firm…


In case you haven’t heard the big news yet, Atos (a multi-Billion dollar IT firm) announced that it plans the global elimination of email from all of its offices. Now that’s a big, bold move! A move that is going … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: How To Manage Like Gordon Ramsay In 10 Steps, Part II


Today we continue with our Foodie guide to project management. In our last blog we looked at the work of media star Gordon Ramsay. Today he’s a foul mouthed, ill-tempered egomaniac… but that’s mostly for the ratings. 10 years ago … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: How To Manage Like Gordon Ramsay In 10 Steps, Part I


I’m a foodie. Food fascinates me, in many different ways. It’s not just eating food, it’s discovering new types of foods, learning about the history of different dishes and of course, finding new restaurants. It’s hard to be part of … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: Five Steps Turn Your PMO Into An Innovation Center!


I often quote TED talks in my Blogs, and today is no exception. Steve Johnson gives a great talk about where great ideas come from.  Johnson links the explosion of ideas that defines modern culture to the creation of the … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: Five Steps to An Honest Project Team!


Every profession has unspoken agreements and dark little secrets. In the world of project management and PMO’s our objective is to make projects more “transparent” and measurable, so that projects can be more successful. You might say that one of … Continue reading

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