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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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The Game Of Money Laundering, Part 2


In our last blog we discussed the origins of money laundering and how it evolved over the years. We know that when criminal organizations create big piles of money, they can’t do very much with that money until it moves … Continue reading

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A Game Of Money Laundering, Part 1


Wherever  illegal money exists, there is a need to “launder” that money so that it can be used in the legitimate economy. In the earlier part of the 20th century, most “money laundering” schemes came from criminal activities. American and … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: How To Share & Be Happy


In our last Blog we spoke about the issues that drive the services produced by a shared services group. We talked about six issues that define the functions, cost and billing of shared services. Today, we’re going to take the … Continue reading

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PMO Basics: Six Secrets For Efficient Shared Services


Every big corporation manages multiple shared services. Shared services are often a bit mysterious to a PMO, and improvement projects are sometimes overly complex. It is difficult enough to provide a service that can keep a single client happy, a … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: How To Smartsource Outsourcing Programs


In the last blog, we discussed the limits of cost based outsourcing: after initial savings three is little or nothing left for the next contract, “fractures” in processes develop between the client and the vendor that damage productivity and a … Continue reading

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PMO Basics: The Downward Spiral Of Cost Based Outsourcing


Business is changing. Look at the number of books published about the economy’s move from atoms to electrons. Don Tapscott’s wrote an excellent example, “Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything.” The title says it all. The Internet has connected everything … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Increase Happiness AND Productivity… Look At Secretaries (PART 1)


Secretaries… do you still use that term? Years ago, when “secretary” became synonymous with, “We’re paying you less because you’re  a woman”, the title became an insult. Corporations changed the title to “administrative assistant,” but not much else changed. This … Continue reading

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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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