Category Archives: Project Management Office

Change Management… Under the Gun (Part I of III)


We live in a time of unprecedented change. The balance of world power has changed, shifting from a singular superpower to a group of rising economies, with China in the lead.  Domestic demographics are changing, with political power rapidly abandoning … Continue reading

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Will New York City Kill Linear Document Review?


The Bloomberg administration has announced that the City of New York will now fight Civil Rights lawsuits, instead of offering small settlements. Deciding to fight more cases as a cost-control mechanism creates a tipping point for lawsuits, and document reviews. … Continue reading

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The Republican Party: Three Problems In 2013


The Republican party has a big problem, a really big problem. The 2012 Presidential elections dealt the Republicans a crushing blow. The loss in the popular vote was greater than expected, but the loss in the electoral college was devastating. … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Rule The Bizarro World!


When you manage projects, a big part of your effectiveness is derived from common knowledge and a database, not necessarily a formal database, of what works and what doesn’t. In the last decade, everyone in a corporation “knows” certain basic … Continue reading

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Barclays Scandal Shows Need for Better Executive Management Reporting


Bob Diamond, the former head of Barclays Bank, stepped down from heading the bank because of the LIBOR scandal. Essentially, LIBOR is a calculation that set the borrowing rate in the UK for different markets; for each of these markets … Continue reading

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Jamie Dimon Needs A Good Project Manager!


A few blogs ago we talked about how undisclosed risk in any operation or project can completely change the game. What used to be the right choice may now the wrong one, when you don’t know the whole story. The … Continue reading

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Money Laundering… The Vatican Connection


A lot of people were very confused when the Pope’s butler was arrested, and told it had to do the growing scandal at the Vatican Bank. Some said, “How does a butler have anything to do with Banking?”; others said, … Continue reading

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Stop Burning Money: Learning From JPMC’s Financial Mistakes


If you’re a long time reader of this blog, you know that for some time we’ve been discussing project management in the largest possible sense. For many, project management is all about managing the schedule and budget of a project. … Continue reading

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PMO Basics: More About Risk And Financial Crises


In our last blog we talked about Basel III and the need for better risk identification and quantification by international financial institutions. Today, we’re going to continue with this theme and look at the cyclical process that the financial markets … Continue reading

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PMO Basics: Understanding Basel III


If you work in a financial institution, big changes are on the way. Lessons learned from the financial collapse of the past few years, has led to new thinking about how financial institutions need to operate. Or maybe it’s old … Continue reading

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